If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you know progress requires dedication. Most people understand the dietary aspect of weight loss, but few consider the many lifestyle changes you can make to speed up your metabolism.
Beyond the protein-rich diet, nutritional supplements, and appetite suppressants, you can adapt your lifestyle for fat reduction in many ways. We’re here to demystify your weight loss process with helpful tips and tricks.
Did you know that over half of all American adults attempted weight loss in the past year? Research shows that people who make minor adjustments to their lifestyle have the most success in losing weight and keeping it off.
Consider implementing these easy changes in your lifestyle:
It’s no secret that exercise burns calories. But it’s also good for your overall health. That doesn’t mean you must strain yourself by lifting weights or running miles on the treadmill. Walking is a low-impact way to get more movement, burn calories, and enjoy time in the sunshine.
Walking more doesn’t have to be difficult. Even if you’re busy, you can fit more steps into your day by swapping an elevator ride for the stairs or parking toward the back of the lot instead of the front.
Savoring your food helps you eat more slowly and relish the flavors. Chew slowly and deliberately before swallowing. It takes some time for your stomach to register its fullness, and eating slowly helps you avoid consuming excessive calories.
An empty-feeling stomach doesn’t always signal hunger — sometimes, a large glass of water suffices. When you sip water throughout the day, you stay hydrated and energized. Plus, drinking water leads to better digestion and more efficient metabolism.
Talk to our experts about how much water you need based on your body size. Most people assume that eight glasses of water per day is the golden standard, but accurate recommendations vary from person to person.
You can also increase your water intake by eating foods with low caloric density, like water-rich fruits and veggies.
Sleep is vital to your health and well-being. The benefits of adequate sleep include more energy and improved weight management.
Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain because you’re more likely to rely on fatty and sugary foods to get through your day if you’re too tired. Sleep deprivation also increases the production of the hormone ghrelin, which makes you feel hungry.
Finding a workout buddy or someone to share meals with can help you stay accountable and adhere to your weight loss program. While you’ll get plenty of support from our RBMA Wellness Center team, having someone close to you who understands your weight loss goals helps keep you on track. Alternatively, consider keeping a journal to track your exercise and eating habits.
Are you ready to start seeing results from your weight-loss efforts? Call RBMA Wellness Center or book a weight loss consultation online today.