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Weight Loss

From the effects of the hormone cortisol to the role of genetics in weight loss, this category is packed with everything that you need to know about losing weight the healthy way.

Effective Ways to Lose Weight

Effective Ways to Lose Weight

If you are one of the millions of people who have tried losing weight in the past, then you know just how difficult it is. It always seems that as soon as you start making progress, your weight balloons right back up. People often think that, "they just can't lose weight because it’s so hard and complicated." That is NOT the case; but everyone’s body is different so it’s natural for weight loss to be trial and error until you find what works for your lifestyle and your body.

Losing weight is a process, which means it is not something that can be achieved over night. That is what fad diets promise and they are completely unrealistic. There are many effective ways to lose weight, but you should never lose more than 2 pounds per week and there are a couple reasons why.

Why you shouldn’t lose more than 2 pounds per week:

If you drop more than 2 pounds a week, the weight you are losing is most likely just water weight or muscle mass. Even though you will see the number on the scale go down, this is not the kind of weight you want to lose. Not getting enough water can cause a lot of problems, including dehydration, so make sure you channel your inner fish and guzzle down as much water as you can.

Drinking water is an effective way to lose weight because it helps to curb your appetite and keep you hydrated and healthy. This is certainly NOT something you want to deprive your body of.

Another reason why losing more than 2 pounds a week is not an effective way to lose weight:

You will also be losing muscle mass if you lose too much weight at once. However, it is important to develop your muscles in general and especially important for those who are trying to lose weight. Muscles take up less space in your body than fat and burn more calories so the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you'll burn doing absolutely nothing.

Challenges to losing weight

Losing weight with diet and exercise is an effective way to lose weight and has worked for many people, however, some people find this method difficult because they don't like exercising and the cravings for junk food are just too strong.  When trying to lose weight with a diet, it is important to realize that you are human and that the road to a lighter you will not be a short one nor an easy one to walk down. You will probably forget to exercise sometimes, and on other days, you'll probably eat too much chocolate—but just remember that it is okay.

It is completely normal for dieters to fall off the weight loss wagon and take a day off from their diet regimen. It is nearly impossible for someone to gain five pounds in a day so don’t worry about taking a cheat day. We commemorate you for wanting to go a full 7 days without a diet mishap, but you can’t be perfect. You’ll go crazy if you hold yourself to intense standards, so take one day to relax and let your hair down—but get back on that diet train the next day!

Sometimes our hectic lifestyles can be our worst diet enemy

If you’re looking for something fast and convenient without the hassle of going to the grocery store, bistroMD offers a diet delivery program that can help you successfully lose weight. We cook with the freshest ingredients and have over 200 recipes and a customizable menu so you should have no problem finding something to satisfy your taste buds.

It only takes a few weeks to start seeing results. You don’t have anything to lose, but the fat.

We have a men and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals delivered to your door. The seven day option comes with the My Night feature, your one night a week to kick back, relax with friends and eat whatever you want.

The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are just $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.

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