Weight Loss

MaxLiving Perspective

Incorporating 5 Essentials™

The latest statistics show that more than 2 in 3 American adults are overweight or obese. (1) Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, many of which are preventable. (2) Even modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, can improve your self-esteem as well as various health factors including blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar. (3)

Incorporating these strategies can help boost weight loss and improve body composition to better overall health.
Core Chiropractic

Core Chiropractic

  • Get a chiropractic adjustment. The underlying premise of chiropractic care is to remove interference in the central nervous system, as it controls and coordinates all the functions of the body, including your metabolism.(4)



  • Eat protein for breakfast. Protein for breakfast, such as eggs or a high-quality protein powder, can jump-start the day, keep you fuller longer, and help prevent excess calorie intake later in the day. (5)

  • Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates. Sugar and refined carbohydrates are high on the glycemic index and digested quickly, meaning they lead to short-term fullness and are not sustaining throughout the day.(6)(7)

  • Don’t use artificial sweeteners. Although artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose, typically have very few or zero calories, their sweet taste can cause unnecessary insulin release in the body, which can lead to increased fat storage and weight gain.(8,9) Instead, use natural sweeteners, such as stevia.

  • Spice up your food. Spicy foods contain a compound called capsaicin, which helps to boost metabolism and decrease cravings. (10)

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of clean, filtered water per day. Water can help boost metabolism and increase the amount of calories burned per day, resulting in fat loss. (11)

  • Avoid most beverages except water. Beverages, especially sodas, diet sodas, sugary alcoholic drinks, and flavored coffee drinks are high in added sugar or artificial sweeteners, high in calories, and do not contain nutrients to keep the body full. (12) It is also very easy to unknowingly consume extreme amounts of sugar very rapidly.



  • Learn to manage stress. Stress contributes to weight gain due to multiple factors including increased levels of cortisol and emotional eating.(13)

  • Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. (14) Sleep is fuel for the brain, and the lack of sleep may alter metabolic processes, increase appetite, and encourage poor eating choices during the day.(15)(16)

Oxygen and Exercise

Oxygen & Exercise

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise has many benefits, including fat loss and muscle building. (17)(18) Aerobic exercises, such as swimming, jogging, and biking, or high-intensity, short-duration exercises shown have promising results.(19)(20)(21)(22) Strive to exercise for at least 30 minutes, 3-4 times per week.

    Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting any exercise program.  

Minimize Toxins

Minimize Toxins

  • Use toxin-free beauty and cleaning products. Exposure to chemicals, like lead, can contribute to obesity and obesity-related diseases. (23) In fact, the rise of obesity has been found to possibly correlate with an increase in industrial chemicals over the past four decades. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals could be linked to the obesity epidemic, a term researchers call “obesogens.”(24)

Minimize Toxins


  • If you have any concerns about your weight, please consult with your healthcare practitioner about performing the proper blood tests.

Minimize Toxins

Nutrient Support*

Talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other nutraceuticals in your dietary practices.

Basic Weight Loss Nutraceutical Recommendations


Pro L-Carnitine Formula

Metabolix Burn

Instructions for Use

1 capsule per day

4 capsules per day with meals.

Core Weight Loss Nutraceutical Recommendations


Pro L-Carnitine Formula

Metabolix Burn

Grass-Fed Whey Protein

Instructions for Use

1 capsule per day with a meal.

4 capsules per day with meals.

1 scoop in 6-8 oz of water per day.

Daily Essentials for Men or Women


Two (2) capsules of Multivitamin (Men's or Women's)

One (1) capsule of Vitamin D3 + Probiotics

One (1) capsule of B-Complex with Delayed Release

Two (2) softgels of Optimal Omega

Two (2) capsules of Magnesium Glycinate

Instructions for Use

One packet daily with a meal.

Basic Weight Loss Bundle

Core Weight Loss Bundle

Daily Essentials for Men or Women

Never modify any medications or other medical advice without your healthcare practitioner’s support.

*For optimal results, we recommend you perform a metabolic analysis profile test, which tests for key biomarkers that identify nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, bacterial overgrowth, and drug effects. Talk with your MaxLiving Chiropractor about the Metabolix Program to get tested and be able to obtain a more customized health plan.


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16. Sharma S, Kavuru M, et al. Sleep and Metabolism: An Overview. Int J Endocrinol. 2010;2010:270832. doi: 10.1155/2010/270832. 

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