For many women, weight loss is a struggle. Even after weeks and months of strenuous effort, it can be difficult to shed those unwanted pounds and finally get back into that smaller pair of jeans. While weight loss for women is no easy feat, we have several tips to make the process of shedding those unwanted pounds a little bit easier.
Don’t Get Into Fad Diets
From giving up carbs to only eating a certain food for breakfast or incorporating different supplements, it seems like every day a new fad diet pops up. Even if you see your friends posting pictures of their incredible weight loss after sticking to a revolutionary diet plan, resist the urge to engage. In most cases, fad diets wreak havoc on your metabolism and can’t be maintained on a manageable, long-term basis.
Instead of starving yourself or completely cutting out an entire food group, feed your body a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Make sure you get plenty of protein, fruits, vegetables, and nutrient-rich carbohydrates for optimum functioning and weight loss. Limit foods high in fats, sugar, and salt to enhance your weight loss efforts and feel better overall.
Exercise Without Exercising
While dedicated exercise is a great way to boost your overall caloric burn every day, there are other ways you can slip in more steps and as a result, burn more calories. Try out one of these methods to get more active in your daily life:
Instead of finding the parking spot closest to the store entrance, park your car in the back of the lot.
Instead of sitting at the desks of different co-workers to have meetings, ask your fellow employees and supervisors if they wouldn’t mind “walking meetings” instead.
Instead of using a leaf blower, manually sweep your driveway or use a rake in your yard.
Walk around the mall when the weather’s bad and make sure to hit the stairs multiple times.
The next time you mop or vacuum, crank up your favorite tunes and get your heart rate pumping.
Making an effort to play with your dog or your kids is also a great way to boost your activity level every day.
Try New Workouts
When you do the same exercise over and over again, you’re going to get bored and will be less
likely to continue exercising when you’re tired, had a long day at work, etc. For the sake of your engagement, mix up your workouts every day. For example, on Mondays, you may want to go for a jog while on Tuesdays, you focus on strength training.
You should also look for workouts that help you work multiple muscle groups at the same time. Not only will this help you save time, but it will also help you burn more calories when you work out.
Get Enough Sleep
Not only should you eat well and make it a point to be more active, but you should also try and get enough sleep. Sleeping has a big impact on weight management because of how your hormones control the way you burn and store fat as well as how well you maintain muscle. The better in balance your hormones remain, the more likely it will be that you’ll be able to manage your weight.
Most adults need eight hours of sleep to feel well rested and to maintain this delicate hormone balance. Instead of watching another episode on the couch tonight, make an effort to go to bed an hour or even two hours earlier, so you get enough rest to fuel your weight loss efforts.
Seek Professional Help
For those with a BMI over 30, Phentermine can be an effective treatment option. Phentermine is a diet pill that suppresses the appetite and assists the body in burning calories faster by increasing energy levels. Used with an exercise program, cognitive behavioral treatment, and a controlled calorie diet, this can be highly effective for weight loss. Other treatment options could include Lipo-B Injections or HCG Injections.
We understand what a challenge it can be to lose unwanted pounds, even if you follow the tips listed above and remain diligent in your weight loss efforts. Call (415) 966-0848 or schedule an appointment online to speak with a weight loss doctor about creating a weight loss plan that fits your goals and your personal limits.
For some, dieting and exercise may not be enough to achieve your weight loss goals. EZCare Clinic in San Francisco can provide the support you need for a successful weight loss plan that can be effective and sustainable.