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Weight Loss Tips for Men

Weight Loss Tips for Men

Men don’t get as much stigma as women do to lose weight, but that doesn’t mean they don’t think about it. Men are actually more likely than women to gain weight around the waist. Belly fat increases your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high triglycerides, low levels of high density lipoprotein or “good” cholesterol, metabolic syndrome and sleep apnea.

It's important to keep belly fat in check, but don’t be alarmed just yet. Belly fat in men is perfectly normal. To help point you in the right direction, we’ve got some helpful weight loss tips for men.

Weight loss tip for men #1: Weigh yourself often: After studying 3,500 individuals from the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) who've maintained 60 or more pounds of weight-loss for at least a year, researchers found that 44% weighed themselves daily. Weighing yourself too often used to be seen as discouraging, but it actually helps you take accountability and keep yourself on track.

Weight loss tip for men #2: Turn off the TV: It’s no secret that men are notorious TV watchers and scientists have recently determined that simply seeing food can trigger a physiological “feed me” response. In the study, visual food cues caused brain activity to jump by 24%—mostly in the orbitofrontal cortex, the area of the brain related to drive and acquisition. All of those McDonalds ads that make your mouth water may not be the best idea when it comes to weight-loss.

Weight loss tip for men #3: Beware taste bud betrayal: Hunger tricks us and increases our taste sensitivity to sweet and salty substances. Have you ever noticed that vending machine snacks come in two flavors: salty or sweet? So does every snack aisle, ever. Next time you’re hungry and you’re craving a sweet and salty snickers bar, grab some healthy fruit or vegetables instead.

Weight loss tip for men #4: Seize the day: Believe it or not, long summer days can help you lose weight. Starting in May, the days get longer, so it’s more likely to still be light out when you get home. Go for a run! Don’t make excuses. Exercising during the summer months is more beneficial than exercising during the winter because the short, cold days knock your serotonin levels out of whack, causing increased hunger cravings.

Weight loss tip for men #5: Try a diet delivery program: A diet delivery program will help regulate what you eat and how much you eat. The typical American portion size is too much. A diet delivery program will regulate portion sizes for you, putting you on the path to healthy weight-loss. A diet delivery program will pick out healthy ingredients and select delicious recipes that will help you lose weight and all you need to do is zap the food in the microwave for a few minutes and enjoy. That convenience is hard to beat.

If you’re interested, we offer an innovative diet delivery program, based on integrity and passion for what we do. We offer two programs—a men and a women’s program. You’ll have the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of delicious and healthy entrees, delivered to your door, designed for successful weight-loss. The two programs range from $130-$160 and tasty snacks are an additional option at just $1.50 a snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.

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