Weight Loss Is About More Than What You Eat
We salute you in making healthier real food choices at meal times. That's great. However, if you're making all the right decisions with your diet but still not seeing the results you'd like, it's time to face reality. Weight loss is influenced by more factors than food alone. Enjoying a diet low in calories and rich in real food (i.e. - lean meats, fruit, and vegetables) is a terrific start. Listed below are the factors that also make a difference in your weight loss:
Once you adopt a healthy diet, you should see positive changes in the way you look and feel. However, significant weight loss is accomplished through a combination of lifestyle choices - one of them being exercise. Augment your diet with physical activity that lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes at least 4 to 5 times per week. Also, add light weight-training, which is a great method of boosting your metabolism to burn more fat.
Diet and exercise can go a long way with getting you to a healthy weight. Yet, you must consider that both nature and nurture have a hand in your body composition. Genetics, or your family tree, can impact your susceptibility to gain or lose weight, too.
Yes indeed, the amount of shut-eye you get each night can influence the success of your weight loss program. Doctors recommend a daily regimen between 7 and 9 hours for optimal rest, but some people may need more. Lack of sleep hinders your ability to make good decisions - like choosing a jelly-filled doughnut over oatmeal for breakfast.
Chronic stress is connected to increased levels of hormones in the body such as serotonin, cortisol, and neuropeptide Y. Together, these chemicals deliver a one-two punch by triggering cravings for sugar and fat. Both can cause the body hold on to stubborn belly fat.
Do you need support to help you find the right balance for improving your overall health? Contact the professionals at Metabolic Research Center for a free consultation. All of programs are personalized to help you reach your goals.
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