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Weight Management Specialist

Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center

Naturopathic Medicine & Nutritionist located in Norwalk, CT & Southbury, CT

If you struggle to reach a healthy body weight and want some guidance, turn to Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. Naturopathic physician Shyron Alston, ND, is a certified FirstLine Therapy® provider and offers effective, healthy weight management solutions. To achieve and maintain an ideal weight, call the Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center office or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is healthy weight management?

Healthy weight management at Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center uses the highly effective FirstLine Therapy approach. It’s a scientifically proven, 12-week program that supports healthy weight loss using lifestyle changes while reducing your risk of chronic diseases.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

The many benefits you can experience with medical weight loss at Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center include:

  • Long-lasting weight loss
  • Healthy weight management
  • More energy
  • Reduced disease risks
  • Healthier habits
  • Improved self-esteem

Dr. Alston’s advanced training in nutrition allows her to develop personalized menu plans that target your unique nutritional and medical needs.

What should I expect during my appointment?

During your first weight loss appointment, Dr. Alston weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI) and goal weight, checks your vital signs, reviews your medical history, and completes a physical exam. She discusses your usual diet and exercise habits. 

Dr. Alston may recommend you complete a blood test to check for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, thyroid hormone imbalance, other hormone problems, and chronic disease risk factors. 

Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center offers specialty lab testing to provide information regarding vitamins, minerals, cholesterol, and enzyme levels, as well as blood counts and your body’s biochemical processes.

What does a healthy weight management plan include?

Personalized weight loss plans at Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center often include the following:

Custom meal plans

When you know which foods to eat and how much of them to eat, losing weight is much easier. Simply follow Dr. Alston’s customized diet plan and watch the excess weight melt off.

Dietary supplements

You might take dietary supplements, especially multivitamin supplements, to keep energy levels high and prevent or correct nutritional deficiencies. 

Exercise

Knowing which exercises are most effective for weight loss, fat loss, and muscle building helps you lose inches and tone up in addition to losing weight.

Stress reduction

Keeping stress levels low is one of the best ways to keep appetite-stimulating hormones in check and reduce your risk of overeating. Dr. Alston teaches you strategies to deal with stress in a healthy way.

Other healthy habits

Getting plenty of sleep, not smoking, and avoiding excessive alcohol are just some of the additional strategies you can use to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Counseling

If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders that affect your diet and body weight, Dr. Alston offers counseling and behavior change strategies that can help you cope with your condition more effectively.

If you’re looking for a holistic, highly effective weight management program led by a naturopathic provider, call the Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center office or book an appointment online today.