When you hear the words “weight management” you might feel like groaning. Most people associate the idea with restrictive diets and deprivation of their favorite treats. But really, many of the best weight management strategies have more to do with your daily routine rather than calorie restriction. These five tips are incredibly simple, but will go a long way toward helping you maintain your new weight after you’ve succeeded with a medical weight loss plan.
When you first begin your medical weight loss plan, everyone from your neighbors to your Great Aunt Sue will probably offer their advice. And while people tend to mean well, often the “advice” that circulates is not really very helpful. In fact, some popular food tips are completely untrue! Here’s the truth about some of the common ones.
So you’ve followed all in the instructions, you’ve dropped a significant number of pounds, and you’re feeling very happy with your decisiont to pursue a medical weight loss plan… But then you notice something upsetting. After reaching your goal weight, you notice the number on the scale beginning to climb again.
What’s happening? Are you going to lose all of your progress? Probably not, especially since you noticed this happening right away. But you do need to figure out what’s happening and take steps to address it, if necessary. In most cases, rebound weight gain happens for one of the following three reasons.
When you’re following a medical weight loss plan, burning more calories than you consume will become a large part of your focus. That’s how you create a calorie deficit and shed those unwanted pounds. That’s why so many of our clients focus on regular exercise sessions.
But there are other ways to burn calories. In fact, it’s a good idea to change up your lifestyle in general, so that you’re more active all the time. That’s because exercise can only burn so many calories at specific times, but living a more active lifestyle can help you expend more energy around the clock.
If you’re following a medical weight loss plan, you probably hope to keep many of your favorite foods in your meal routine. But when you’re tracking things like caloric intake and carbohydrates, continuing to enjoy those foods can feel a bit tricky. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you can’t chow down on some pizza! There are ways that we can help you keep this common favorite available to you.
You already know that a healthy diet can help you to avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and so on. And if you’re following a medical weight loss plan or maintaining your weight after a big loss, you know that the right healthy foods can help you reach your goals. But there’s another compelling reason to follow a healthy diet and to avoid certain foods: Eating well also protects your brain health!
Many of us wake up feeling ready to conquer the day, but shortly after lunchtime we’re wiped out. To some extent, that’s normal. If you’re working indoors and mostly at a desk, your body simply slows down and feels less motivated from the lack of movement and sunlight. And then you dump some calories into your bloodstream at lunch time, enjoying a short energy boost and then a crash afterward. But you don’t have to accept the post-lunch slump as a permanent fixture in your life.
We constantly remind you to eat more vegetables. Not only are veggies packed with the nutrients everyone needs; their low-calorie, high-fiber content is exactly what you need to support a medical weight loss plan. But what if vegetables just aren’t your favorite thing? You can trick yourself into eating more of them, and rounding out your meals with more nutrients, but in ways that feel palatable to almost everyone.
Maybe your mom used to lecture you about breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Or now that you’re following a medical weight loss plan, you’re focused on fueling your body with the right nutrition first thing in the morning. Now you have enough energy for your workout.
Actually, every meal is important, and breakfast does not necessarily hold more importance than the others. But you still want to start off your day with a healthy meal, so follow these five tips to support your medical weight loss plan.
Walking is the most common exercise of choice among our medical weight loss clients. It makes sense that you would choose a form of exercise that you’ve been doing all of your life, can be done just about anywhere, and does not require any special equipment or a gym membership. But that doesn’t mean problems won’t occur. If you’re experiencing any of these issues with your walking regimen, apply the following solution so that you can keep your exercise plan on track.