Writer: Alana King
Have you often struggled to lose weight? With the society we live in, it can often be difficult as to what to believe when we look for strategies as best to maintain balance with our health.
One day we’re being told about going reduced fat, the next, to go all-natural and eat from each section of the pyramid and include full-fat cheese.
Now, let me give you some health-conscious tips as to how you can shed the weight without the fad diet and show how you can do it in a safe and stable manner, making you feel great in the long-term.
1. Seek advice from a professional:
If you’re someone who has dealt with trying to balance your weight or lose some kilos/pounds for a period, do you feel sick of the yoyo? Are there ‘techniques’ that haven’t worked?
Sometimes, we just can’t understand why our weight won’t shift. It can sometimes put us in a funk of which we can find difficult to get out. This is where talking about seeking medical weight loss options may help.
By taking on a weight loss structure with a medical doctor, you will be able to see what your body’s composition is, discuss the best strategies as to weight management and how to handle common barriers to weight loss.
2. Take It Gradually:
Many people get excited when they have that first initial weight loss. While it can be something to celebrate, it is important to note that results can vary between each individual.
Often what we first lose is ‘water weight.’ When we get to the fat storage, it is where we can plateau, as it is more difficult to burn off, which can cause the trap of losing motivation and putting the weight back on.
3. Plan your diet:
Much like the intro picture displays, it can be a good choice to keep a weight loss plan and one of the ways to stay focused can often be through a food diary.
According to Auslander Moreno, “Tracking food can provide a level of consciousness and great data to tease out intake patterns over time…”
This is not informing you to go to drastic measures of a fad diet and only eat an orange a day. Rather, it can help you figure out what your diet is doing to your body.
4. Move more:
Yes, I will be the first to put my hand up and say I am guilty of lacking motivation in the exercise department.
However, keeping track of how much you move can result in your weight loss. It is okay for exercise to start simply, whether it’s a walk around the block, halfway up the 50m pool.
In addition, you will lose more of the water weight. According to Healthline.com, “Any form of exercise increases sweat, which means you will lose water.”
5. Bountiful Breakfast
While it is good to plan your diet, it is also good to know what your body needs.
We often hear that breakfast is the main meal of the day, but it prepares you for a good beginning and it doesn’t have to be boring.
Eggs are a great source of nutrition and provide us with a great means of vitamins and minerals. More than that, they can be delicious!
6. Manage stress
When it comes to weight loss, stress can cause it, but often in a drastic and unhealthy way, as stress leads to a build-up of cortisol. It can also cause us to shift the other way and gain weight.
A well-balanced diet, along with undertaking hobbies and interests can help us in our stress management, which in turn, can help us with keeping weight in balance.
So, whether you like to get your blood pumping with exercise, finish off that article you’re writing or practice meditation, it is best to find what works for you.
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