The Link Between Vitamins and Maintaining a Health Weight

Being healthy — and staying healthy — means maintaining a healthy weight despite the ups and downs of life. If you’re overweight or obese — like about three-quarters of Americans — you’re also at a much higher risk of serious medical problems, like heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

Eating unhealthy foods and not getting enough exercise are two primary causes of weight problems. But that’s just part of the big picture. Not getting enough key vitamins and nutrients can also stymie your weight-loss efforts — and once you reach your target weight, those deficiencies can make it hard to maintain those results over time.

The team at Chicque Aesthetics offers custom-tailored medical weight-loss programs that focus on your nutritional profile to make sure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs to maintain a healthy weight. Here’s how vitamin deficiencies could be sabotaging your weight — and how our medical weight-loss plan can help.

Vitamins and your weight

The fact that your body needs adequate levels of specific nutrients to function normally isn’t a surprise. But what may be surprising is the significant effect those nutrients can have on your metabolism, and your ability to lose weight and keep it off.

When your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals, it’s a lot harder for your body to convert food to calories. The result: your metabolism slows down and your body winds up storing more fat. In fact, many people on restrictive diets are surprised to learn that even though they’re taking in fewer calories, they still can’t drop those extra pounds. That’s because counting calories is just part of the problem. You need to pay close attention to the nutrients contained in those foods, too.

Plenty of recent research has revealed the close link between the vitamins we consume and our ability to maintain a healthy weight. Other research has shown that being deficient in vitamins can lead to additional weight loss, especially in problem areas like the belly.

But there’s more: even if your diet contains a variety of vitamins, the levels in your blood can still be lower than what’s needed. That’s because vitamins in foods need to pass through the gastrointestinal tract before they can be absorbed by your blood and tissues. 

If you have any type of digestive issue — irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, or inflammatory bowel disease, to name just a few — you can eat foods packed with vitamins, and your body still won’t be able to absorb the levels you need for optimal health. It’s not just digestive issues that are problematic. Allergies, illnesses, and chronic diseases can prevent you from absorbing vitamins, too.

Vitamin therapy can help

Our weight-management program uses a variety of techniques to help our patients lose excess and maintain a healthy weight, now and in the future. Your treatment will begin with a complete health history and a physical exam with lab tests, so we can help pinpoint deficiencies and problems that could interfere with nutrient absorption.

Many people benefit from vitamin injection therapy to help supplement the foods in their diets. Vitamin therapy delivers nutrients right to your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract. That means if you have even a minor issue affecting nutrient absorption, you won’t have to worry about it preventing key nutrients from reaching your organs and supporting healthy metabolism.

The frequency of injections and the nutrient solution used will depend on your unique needs. Plus, regular monitoring allows our team to adjust your therapy over time so your body — and your metabolism — function the way they’re supposed to.

Let us help you stay healthy

Weight management plays a critical role in staying healthy, especially as you get older. If you’re not getting the vitamins your body needs, your metabolism won’t be able to burn off those calories, and you’ll find it harder to maintain a healthy weight.

By delivering vitamins directly to your bloodstream, you can optimize your metabolism and health, making it easier to lose weight and keep it off. To learn how our weight management program can help, call the office in Greenwich, Connecticut, or book a consultation online today.

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