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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.

How to Lose Weight Fast in 7 Simple Steps

"If losing weight were easy, everyone would be doing it!" Most people would agree that losing weight is a tough feat. With a plethora of factors, identifying a fast way to lose weight might be similar to finding a needle in a haystack. But with these seven simple steps, lose weight fast and efficiently!

How to Lose Weight Fast in 7 Simple Steps


How to Lose Weight Fast... And Keep It Off!

1. Disregard Everything You Thought You Knew
First and most importantly, scratch the negative thoughts associated with losing weight - whether it be a bland diet or rigorous workouts. With the negativity thinning, start with a fresh, new mindset. Staying positive throughout a weight loss journey is a powerful mental tool that constructs the entire path. But also importantly, focus on the word journey. Despite the end outcome desired, weight loss and maintenance is not an abrupt stop sign, but a go light towards an infinitely existing lifestyle change.

2. Breakdown Barriers
Mostly, barriers are mental blocks - the reasoning of why outcomes cannot be achieved - and justifications and limitations of succumbing to poor nutrition choices after a busy day or feeling too tired to go tackle a workout. However, breakdown both physical and mental barriers by eliminating junk foods, abolishing the thought of being "too busy," and discouraging perceived fatigue that stands between you and a powerful workout.

3. Out with The Old
In with the new! With the barriers minimized, it is time to start building up and creating a healthful life. From the diet, to exercise, to sleeping patterns, normalizing these factors into day-to-day habits is essential to losing weight fast. For instance, throw out innutritious snacks and load up on fresh produce! Reducing these temptations and having nutritious foods on hand results to more healthful choices.

4. It Starts with Food
Food, whether it be nutritious or innutritious, is one of the largest determinants of weight status. Giving up the processed, sugary sweets or salted snacks is absolutely imperative, as stripping away these empty calories will naturally facilitate weight loss. With empty calories gone, start filling the holes with nutritious foods - whole grains, fresh produce, lean proteins and healthy fats. Nutrient-dense and fiber-containing products are shown to foster a healthy body mass index (BMI) while lean protein and healthy fats create satiety without the need of hefty meal plates to do so.

5. Get Active
Ditching a sedentary life and getting active further embodies an entire lifestyle change. The combination of aerobic exercise and strength training has shown to not only reduce weight, but lessen fat mass. An increase in lean body mass accelerates metabolism, even when the body is at rest! Partake in exercises such as running, swimming and cycling most days of the week with the incorporation of strength training.

6. Catch those Zzz's
The link connecting sleep and weight keeps getting stronger and more recognized. Research and experts suggest inadequate sleep may pack on weight related to multiple factors - lack of energy results to lessened drive for workouts, cravings towards non-nutritious foods become amplified, and increased levels of cortisol holds onto weight much tighter. The National Sleep Foundation recommends eight to nine hours of sleep each night.

7. Let Us Help!
When time is not on your side, we are! bistroMD is a valuable approach in accelerating weight loss. Based on science, flavorful meals provide 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. Meals are crafted for everyone in mind, as there are a wide-variety of diets presented with men, women and senior programs offered!

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