Dianna Martino - Holistic Naturopath & Coach

Holistic Adelaide Naturopath

Weight Loss for Your Health

Are you overweight? You are not the only one. Almost 60% of Australians and New Zealanders are overweight.
You may have tried and failed, but it is important that you stick with it as there are many good reasons for healthy weight loss. Being overweight can contribute to the development of:

  • Coronary heart disease and stroke
  •  Hypertension
  •  Type 2 diabetes
  •  Insulin resistance
  •  Metabolic syndrome
  •  Osteoarthritis
  •  Fatty liver disease
  •  Gallbladder disease
  •  Osteoarthritis
  •  Pregnancy complications
  •  Infertility
  •  Sleep apnoea

Start Easy

Now I’m pretty sure that you know of a few things you can do to improve your diet and lifestyle to lose weight. Start gradually if you feel overwhelmed by the thought of losing weight. Cut down or cut out the food that you know is making things worse. This may be soft drinks, alcohol, cakes, lollies, fried foods, take away, even bread and pasta. But by all means do not starve yourself! Foods for healthy weight loss Eat a high quality breakfast such as oats with nuts and a piece of fruit, or poached eggs on a piece of rye toast. Each meal is best to contain a serve of protein- lean meat, egg, nuts, seeds, legumes. Protein is important to stave off hunger pangs, balance blood sugar and to prevent muscle loss. The prevention of muscle loss is important as muscle is your powerhouse that burns calories for you while you sleep! As we age we tend to lose muscle and gain fat. So we need to make an effort to keep and build our muscle. This includes regular weight bearing exercise. Many weight loss programs promote rapid weight loss, but the weight loss includes not only fat, but muscle too. This is part of the reason why so many of us then experience rebound weight gain.

Expert assistance

If you do require assistance with a professional weight loss consultant, ensure that they are a fat loss expert, and can monitor this for you. Bio Impedance Analysis is a highly advanced scientific tool that a specialist weight loss practitioner can utilise to monitor your body fat and muscle accurately, and ensure you are burning the fat and not the muscle. For more information on the health risks of being overweight, visit:


Dianna Martino

Bachelor or Natural Therapies, Adv. Dip. Naturopathy, Adv. Dip. Western Herbal Medicine.
Naturopath, Certified NET practitioner 
Member of Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)

Dianna Martino is currently based in Newcastle on the NSW Central Coast, and sees clients out of her Adamstown location as well over the phone and internet in certain circumstances.  E-mail info@naturalhelp.com.au or contact Dianna to discuss your needs.