Weight Loss and Fad Diets

Five reasons why people decide to loose weight are: – Fashion, Health, Peer pressure, Attractiveness and Fitness.

The desirable body shape has changed throughout history in our culture dependant upon what is fashionable at the time. At present it is the ‘size 0’ figure which is desirable, rather than, for example, the more curvaceous figure of the Rubinesque shape a few centuries ago. Fashion clothing reflects this, with such items as ‘skinny jeans’. What is not clear is what the main driving force behind these trends is. It may be the clothing companies themselves who ‘feed’ the image of the ideal figure to the media, which in turn crates our desire to transform ourselves. On the other hand it may be that we create this image of the perfect body ourselves out of insecurities and competitiveness amongst our peers. In my opinion it is the fashion industry who dictates to us the most, as well as the opinion of our friends and family to loose weight. For instance, if all those around you are on a diet and discussing calories, we feel compelled to join in, in order to be accepted. In a similar vein, our perception of attractiveness drives us to pursue a certain body shape through the shedding a few pounds. Many of us do not feel happy about revealing our bodies to a sexual partner if there are unwanted lumps and bumps. It is this insecurity about being judged as undesirable, ugly and unattractive that drives us to change our shape through diet.

The most important reasons in my opinion to begin a diet are for our health and fitness.

When we carry extra weight we are putting our overall health at risk. Being overweight or even obese increases the risk of conditions such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and heart disease, to mention a few. If someone where experiencing any of these conditions as either a direct result of their weight or for hereditary reasons, they would certainly be advised by their GP to undertake a weight loss program in order to help relieve the symptoms. Secondly, with regards to fitness, it is incredibly difficult, and certainly impossible in the case of the obese, to perform physical activities to there full potential when carrying around extra pounds. As the individual begins to struggle in their every day physical activities, they may feel compelled to start dieting to help shift the excess.


Treatments

Some of the treatments we offer

  • Massage

  • Nutritional Therapy

  • Waxing

  • Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity. Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal systems. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. At The Health & Beauty Room, Ansdell you can choose between Indian Head massage, Aromatherapy, Cupping therapy, Reflexology, Facial massage and Swedish massage. If you are looking for Massage or other Holistic Treatments in Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes - Click Here for our prices / packages.

  • Nutritional Therapy - As a Clinical nutritionist I focus on the role of nutrition in chronic disease, including possible prevention or re-mediation by addressing nutritional deficiencies before resorting to drugs. A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scurvy and health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Most foods contain a mix of some or all of the nutrient types, together with other substances, such as toxins of various sorts. Some nutrients can be stored internally (e.g., the fat soluble vitamins), while others are required more or less continuously. Poor health can be caused by a lack of required nutrients or, in extreme cases, too much of a required nutrient. For example, both salt and water (both absolutely required) will cause illness or even death in excessive amounts. If you are looking for Nutritional Therapy in Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes - Click Here for our prices / packages.

  • Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle.. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back as a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer. If you are looking for Waxing or other Beauty Treatments in Ansdell, Lytham St. Annes - Click Here for our prices / packages.


Products & Brands

The products and brands we use.

  • Weleda Products
  • Yaoh Products
  • Green People Products
  • Karin Herzog Products