DUNEDIN, Fla., Oct. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Florida chiropractic clinic has committed itself to helping people lose weight safely and effectively. According to Dr. Paul Raveling of Raveling Chiropractic Center, P.A., the personalized weight loss plans offered by the clinic help overweight individuals adopt dietary and lifestyle changes that can help them lose up to 7 pounds per week. "Achieving a healthy weight is more than starving yourself or simply cutting out certain foods," says Dr. Raveling. "Our diet plan helps you reprogram your metabolism for long-term results without the fatigue or malnutrition caused by many crash diets."
Overweight people commonly seek to shed extra pounds when they become unhappy with their looks or wish to fit into particular clothes. But excess weight causes more than just self-consciousness, according to Dr. Raveling -- it can also cause or aggravate serious chronic health problems. "Obesity has been associated with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint deterioration and even certain cancers," he notes. "By contrast, proper weight management can reverse or prevent many of these problems."
The chiropractor explains that one of the reasons so many dieters fail in their quest to lose weight is the overly restrictive nature of the diets themselves. "While many people assume they can lose weight simply by eating as little as possible, this behavior actually puts the body into starvation mode, slowing the metabolism," he says. He adds that the lack of nutrition caused by such a diet plan can also cause fatigue and listlessness among other issues: "Crash diets can deprive your body of the materials necessary to rebuild tissues and perform its essential daily functions," he says.
The programs offered by Raveling Chiropractic Center emphasize lifestyle changes as well as dietary changes to help patients lose weight efficiently but also safely. "Our diet plan is based on each patient's individual needs, body type and baseline health," says Dr. Raveling. "We prescribe foods that provide sufficient nutrition and energy to keep the metabolism burning calories at the desired level," he explains. "The principal means of losing weight is to burn more fuel than you consume, so we balance your food intake and your activity levels to reset your metabolism." He claims that his patients lose an average of .5 to 1 pound per day, for a potential loss of up to 7 pounds for each week a patient remains on the program.
Once the program participants have arrived at their goal weight, Dr. Raveling and his team continue to offer nutrition and lifestyle counseling to help them stay slim and well. "Healthy weight is part of a healthy overall life, and that's what we truly want for our patients," he says.
In addition to its Dunedin weight loss programs, Raveling Chiropractic Center also provides spinal adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation for patients in Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Tampa.
Raveling Chiropractic Center, P.A. 888-667-5235