Surprising Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

Gaining weight can be distressing, especially when you feel you’re doing everything right. Aside from not eating right or exercising enough, there might be several surprising reason’s you’re gaining weight that might not occur to you! Here we examine a number of reasons for weight gain that might affect your health.    In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, it is also very important to get enough sleep to keep your metabolism and hormone levels in check. This also helps you avoid late-night snacking Examining stress level is also important. When we are extremely stressed, our bodies secrete a hormone called cortisol that can cause an increase in appetite (resulting in an increased intake in calories). Stress generally takes attention away from diet or healthy eating, causing unnoticed and unwanted weight gain.   Many people who quit smoking also experience weight gain. Although this is not universally true, studies have shown that people who tend to gain weight after quitting smoking do so because the lack of nicotine has decreased their metabolism, made food taste better and has left you feeling hungrier and eating more. Smokers also tend to look for something to eat to substitute a cigarette during withdrawal. Here’s a recent study on the effects of smoking cessation and weight.  Weight gain can also stem from intake of excess alcohol. This is a common area that people skip when analyzing the reasons for their weight gain and lifestyle. There are many empty calories in alcohol that are digested and broken down much slower by the body and therefore cause weight gain or slow down weight loss. At NutriFit, we’re dedicated to helping clients achieve long term success by taking a science-based approach to healthy eating. To learn more about our weight maintenance programs, click here Clients struggling with their weight may also benefit from health and wellness coaching. Our founder, Jackie Keller, holds multiple board certifications in health and wellness coaching and is a practicing Health and Nutrition Coach.

Health & Wellness Coaching Covered By Insurance

Beginning January 1, 2020, doctors will be able to prescribe health and wellness coaching. Under the Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes approved by the American Medical Association (AMA), health and wellness coaching prescribed by a physician may be eligible for medical reimbursement with certain types of insurance.

NutriFit founder Jackie Keller, is one of the elite coaches with the required National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBHWC) certification awarded with the Category III CPT codes.

Mastering health and the confidence to sustain wellness is a journey of personal growth. Health and wellness coaching is founded on coaching psychology, a new and fast-growing field dedicated to the enhancement of well being and generating more meaning, satisfaction and positive emotion in life.

As a certified health and wellness coach, Jackie conducts one-on-one sessions during which clients set achievable goals in six wellness areas: fitness, weight, nutrition, stress, health, and the life issues that impact health.  Along the path of change, you will create solutions to overcome obstacles. This helps you build confidence and energizes you to maintain new behavior patterns.

Jackie guide clients in mindful thinking and building confidence and helps clients define a higher purpose for wellness. By drawing a personal wellness blueprint, Jackie will show clients how to harness the strengths needed to overcome obstacles. Coach and client will build a support team, inspiring and challenging clients to go beyond what they might be able to do alone. By the end of three months, clients typically reach 80% of their first priority goals, and more than 70% of their second priority three-month goals.

Coaching sessions can be conducted in-person, by phone or via video conferencing.

Interested in seeing how coaching can help you? Visit our wellness coaching page or visit Jackie’s website To learn more about health and wellness coaching insurance coverage, click here