Ellie Kirby
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On the initial form I send out to clients, most people say they would like to be lighter or slimmer. It’s common that the reason they’re coming to see me in the beginning is not to lose weight specifically, but working on this comes a few sessions in when the ‘bigger stuff’ has been dealt with. Kinesiology for weight loss is a helpful tool and will work on energy blockages related to weight too.

I don’t like the term ‘weight loss’. I prefer ‘becoming slim’. The reason that this is a mind hack, is because when we lose something, we either grieve or we seek to find it again. It’s like we’re telling our body to lose something, when in life we don’t like losing anything.

One of the first things it’s important to establish, is how you would like to become slim. If you are 100{995e09303348e7cad6668b65c42829c5d0146a4c5193103431488ef7567c6c1d} determined, you want to go running every day, go to the gym four times a week then that’s great. However if you only have one evening a week to yourself and you meet up with your girlfriends that evening, it’s going to have to be more diet focussed for you.

Hormones & Weight Links

Health KinesiologyUsing a Hormone Test Kit, I will be checking to see if the hormones listed below (and more!) are in

balance. If they are off balance, we may need to hold points or give nutritional support to help them come back into balance over time. There are 4 hormones here that I am discussing but in my test kit there are over 30 hormones I will be checking.

Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid. It enhances fat metabolism and is involved in insulin production, as well as many other things.

CRH (Corticotropin Releasing Hormone)

Corticotrophin-releasing hormone has several important actions. Its main role in the body is as the central driver of the stress hormone system. The primary hormones in this are adrenaline and cortisol.

CRH Hormone also acts on many other areas within the brain where it suppresses appetite, increases anxiety, and improves memory and selective attention. Together, these effects co-ordinate behaviour to develop and fine tune the body’s response to a stressful experience. We’ve all experienced those stressful situations where we’re so stressed we don’t feel like eating. This is the opposite end of overeating due to an imbalance.

Cortisol

High levels of Cortisol can cause the body to retain fat, and too little will surpress the appetite, so it’s really important to balance this hormone to control weight loss.

High levels of cortisol will mean that the fat is stored around the middle, on both men and women. Vitamin C is one thing which if taken consistently, can help lower levels of cortisol and therefore reduce the fat retained around the middle. You can often see a cortisol imbalance by the stomach looking disproportionately large compared to the rest of the body.

Ghrelin

Ghrelin is a hormone that is produced and released mainly by the stomach.

The hormone has numerous functions. It is called ‘hunger hormone’ because it stimulates appetite, increases food intake and promotes fat storage.

When administered to humans, ghrelin increases food intake by up to 30{995e09303348e7cad6668b65c42829c5d0146a4c5193103431488ef7567c6c1d}. This means that when levels are high in the body, we are likely to eat more. Recently, ghrelin has also been shown to act on regions of the brain involved in reward processing such as the amygdala. That means that we are encouraged to use food as a reward, it’s a ‘reward’ like a treat would be when training an animal.

Ghrelin levels increase after dieting, which may explain why diet-induced weight loss can be difficult to maintain. This could also be to do with as I mentioned above, having the term ‘weight loss’ means you’ve lost something which you must re-gain.

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Getting Inspired, A Goal & A Plan

There are a few programs I can recommend which have inspired friends, family and clients to look at their diet a little closer and make changes based on the inspiration. If the desire is not strong enough to lose weight as it is, try to get some inspiration from somewhere!

  • Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, Episodes 1 & 2
  • What The Health
  • Forks Over Knives
  • Food Choices

Your goal may be that you want to be able to run a distance, take part in an event, or fit into a dress or trousers for an event. It’s important to start with a goal so that we know how to align you in a ‘Kinesiology for weight loss’ session with this goal. I can tailor the work we are doing to line you up to achieve this. If you don’t have an idea but you just want to lose weight, we can work on this together in your session.

If you would like to come and see me to work together on your weight loss, contact me either by text, email or on Facebook messenger and let’s do a few sessions together!

~ Ellie x