Weight Loss Center in Cary – Are you thinking of losing weight? Here are 5 tips that will help you achieve your goal faster. However, don’t forget that permanent weight change requires permanent lifestyle change, so treat these tips as guidelines that will help you adapt to new ways of living. A healthy body is a beautiful body!
1. Start your day with breakfast
It is the single most important meal in your day. It not only nourishes the body after the night but it also gets your metabolism off to a good start. Skipping breakfast means slower metabolism throughout the day, as well as being more prone to cravings. It has been proven that people who eat even a small breakfast consume less calories later in the day compared to those who skip it altogether. Moreover, recent studies show that skipping breakfast may actually increase the risk of diabetes1. At our Weight Loss Center in Cary, we always advise patients to have at least a small amount of food within an hour of waking up. An ideal breakfast includes eggs (they keep you full for longer and decrease the risk of unhealthy snacking) and vegetables (full of vitamins and nutrients your body needs to function well). But if you don’t have much time in the morning, a protein smoothie such as this one works just as well.
2. Exercise in the morning
It’s obvious that if you want to lose weight, you need to exercise regularly. But did you know that exercising in the morning will allow you to see the results much quicker? There are many benefits of doing your set of lunges before you leave the house in the morning. They include enhancing your metabolism, filling you with more energy for the rest of the day, increasing your level of endorphins (hormones of happiness!) and motivating you to eat healthily for the rest of the day. Not to mention the absolute satisfaction that comes with smashing out your workout so early in the day! If you’re not exactly an early bird, don’t worry! Here at our Weight Loss Center in Cary we have tried and tested ways to get you out of bed. All it takes is a bit of preparation. Sort out your outfit the day before. Plan a delicious breakfast you actually look forward to. Set your alarm, put your phone or alarm clock away from your bed and DON’T hit snooze. If you don’t normally wake up early, it will take some getting used to, but after a week of two, you will find it much easier.
3. Drink water
There is some controversy around water and how (and if!) it affects weight loss. We strongly believe that drinking water is a great natural remedy for many things, including helping with weight loss. Water is life! It balances your hormones (meaning – you are less likely to binge when the insulin drops), flushes out toxins that store fat in your body, increases your energy AND it keeps your appetite in check. The benefits of drinking water with regards to losing weight are there to be seen, so there’s no reason to stick with that nasty soda. You think plain water is….well, plain? Feel free to ‘spice it up’ by adding some fresh fruit or herbs.
4. Lift weights
Yes, this is for you, ladies. Don’t be afraid of resistance training and lifting weights. When it comes to exercise, most women tend to stick to cardio and completely ignore the resistance training, afraid it will make them look bulky and too ‘muscle-y’. We’re here to tell you – there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Woman don’t have the ability to gain muscle mass in the same way men do (we mean in a natural way, without taking steroids and/or muscle growth supplements). Resistance training is proven to be much more effective than cardio when it comes to losing weight. Why? First of all, it helps you build your muscles. The more muscles you have, the more fat you burn, because your body burns more calories to sustain them. Second of all, the calories keep on burning for many hours after you finish your workout, as opposed to cardio, when you only burn calories while working out. If you want to lose fat faster and enjoy the results quicker, you’ve got to get off that treadmill and pick up those weights!
5. Ask for professional help
Women seem to be more organized and consistent when provided with guidance and a strong support system. Therefore, we always recommend asking for professional help that will allow you to achieve your goals faster. When it comes to losing weight, there are so many self-proclaimed gurus’ and pseudo-experts that it’s easy to get confused. The best approach is to get help from someone with medical background. At our Weight Loss Center in Cary our patients are serviced by a team including a weight loss physician.. If you’d like to find out more about our center, visit our website or call us. We are looking forward to helping you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself!