Regular exercise will become an important part of your medical weight loss plan, so you might wonder why we would advise you to skip a workout. Yes, it good to stick to a workout routine, and we definitely urge you not to procrastinate about it. But that doesn’t mean there are never good reasons to skip a workout. Sometimes exercise could be unsafe and increase your risk of injury.
Exercise is a central component to a medical weight loss plan, or simply to stay healthy and ward off age-related chronic diseases. But if you’re like a lot of people, you simply can’t find the time to hit the gym. First of all, that’s very common these days, so don’t feel too bad about it. Next, it’s time to come up with creative solutions to this problem… And we might have one for you.
A medical weight loss plan is more than just an eating regimen. You also need to work to change your body composition, so that you can boost your resting metabolism. Adding more lean muscle to your frame means your metabolism will increase, even when resting, so that you can keep the weight off once you’ve lost it.
There’s a lot of confusion around fitness and medical weight loss, often due to conflicting stories you hear about what works and what doesn’t work. First of all, scheduling an appointment with a weight loss doctor and then following our advice means you’re getting acces to the latest research and methods on weight loss. But when it comes to your fitness plan, you might hear the following four myths. Don’t fall for them!
When you first decide to get healthier or even pursue a medical weight loss plan, you might suspect that ditching your screen time is in order. Most of us do spend way too much time watching TV or scrolling on social media. Aside from wasting time, too much sedentary activity slows our metabolism and can contribute to weight gain. So you’re right that reducing screen time is a good idea. On the other hand, there are plenty of ways that your smart phone and even your television can become a powerful aid to your medical weight loss plan!
Maybe you’ve always wished you could be one of those people who runs for miles each day. Or maybe you’ve been walking as a part of your medical weight loss plan, and you want to step up your game. Or perhaps you want to participate in a charity walk/run event in the near future. Whatever your reasoning, it can be hard to know where to begin. If everyone could just get out and start running, we’d all be runners!
As you pursue your medical weight loss plan, we hope you’ll be thrilled with watching the numbers on your scale change. Gradually, over a period of months, you will watch that number drop as you shed unwanted pounds from your body. But while weight is one thing, body composition is another. We can’t really control where the fat loss comes from, and which areas of our body begin to look slim the soonest. What we can control is our exercise habits, so you can take measures to tone up any areas that are bothering you.
Exercise will become an important part of your overall medical weight loss program. It’s just as important as your nutrition plan! But for many of us, it can be hard to stay motivated to exercise. You might assume you’ll rely upon willpower, and just force yourself through a routine every day.
Actually, we don’t recommend that you rely solely upon willpower. That’s because willpower runs out for all of us, even the most determined. What happens when your willpower runs out? Developing a more well-rounded attitude toward exercise can benefit you in numerous ways, both with regard to your medical weight loss plan and in the rest of your life.
When you’re following a medical weight loss plan, choosing your snacks takes on new importance. You want to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, while also getting enough energy to fuel your daily activities. And if you’re also exercising regularly, you want to provide your body with enough energy for that, too.
But because exercise diverts more blood flow to your muscles and away from your digestive tract, you don’t want to strain your stomach and intestines with the wrong kind of pre-workout snack. The following foods require a bit more effort to digest, and can carry some other unpleasant side effects as well. These are the ones to avoid right before exercise.