Help Me Lose Weight Please!
You say to your trusty search engine, “Help me lose weight.” And your search engine scourers the internet for results. Some of those results are tips and tricks guaranteed to help you see the new you, while some of those results fad diets that claim to help you lose weight in record time. With tons of results to pick through, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
But we wanted to make your life easier, so we plugged in “help me lose weight” into Google and picked through the results ourselves. This is what we found.
Rigorous exercise isn’t the only way to help you lose weight. Eating smart can also do the trick
Indulge in healthy fats so you feel fuller, longer. This will limit how many times you reach for fast, sugary snacks when you’re in a pinch. Fatty foods tend to linger in our stomach for a while, which means they digest at a slower rate. Healthy fats like salmon, tuna, and certain nuts are good, healthy fat choices. So when you say, “help me lose weight,” you may want to reach for nuts over fattening potato chips.
Cut out soda! Drink water instead.
The average American consumes an extra 245 calories a day from soft drinks. That’s nearly 90,000 calories a year, or a scary 25 pounds. After breakfast, try switching to water.
Try walking it off
Try walking for 45 minutes a day. Studies show that 30 minutes are enough to prevent weight gain, while 45 minutes are what you actually need to lose weight and burn fat. Walking also has many therapeutic benefits too! So next time you say to someone, “help me lose weight,” try asking them if they’d like to go for a walk instead.
Control your portions. We tend to eat what’s in front of us, even if the portions are considered too big. This is where the old saying, “your mother always said to clean your plate,” comes in. We think that we HAVE to eat the food that’s in front of us. So when we go out to eat, we get the sense that portions are supposed to be as big as they are at the restaurants we eat at; but that’s actually not the case because in reality, we should really be consuming smaller portion sizes.
Eat slowly and calmly
We often eat out of boredom, nervousness, habit, sadness or frustration and it’s surprising that we don’t sit down and enjoy our food as much as we should. Eating slower will help you relax and give your brain a chance to catch up to your stomach. Generally, your brain lags behind your stomach by about 20 minutes. So if you eat slower, you won’t eat as much.
Try preplanned meals
Preplanned meals make sure you’re eating the right portion sizes. They also provide the essential nutritional requirements for healthy living and weight-loss. This is something that bistroMD specializes in.
BistroMd was founded by a weight-loss physician and we whole-heartedly believe that food is medicine. Understanding what your body really needs to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, learning what ingredients to use, selecting healthy recipes and cooking and cleaning can be very time consuming. We understand that and we want to take that stress away from you so you can just focus on your weight-loss. To help you meet your goals, our program provides 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats, and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.
Next time you ask, “help me lose weight,” think about bistroMD. If our meal plan sounds like a good fit for you, we offer two programs to choose from. Once you pick the men or women’s program, you must choose the five-or-seven-day delivery option. The two programs range from $130-$160 and our tasty snacks are also an additional option. One snack only costs $1.50 and the number of snacks you receive per day is based on your gender. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.