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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 without the Sacrifice

It's become an accepted idea that you can only lose weight through tough sacrifice, when this is simply not the case. Sometimes it's small changes, like taking the stairs, other times it's about finding the right healthy food to replace your current diet. The myth that food made to lose weight has to be bland and flavorless is just that, a myth. There is also no need for hours of exercise. Sometimes a 20 minute workout is just as beneficial. Learn how to lose weight without sacrifice.


When thinking about losing weight, the mind may gravitate into a harsh visual - tasteless and dull dishes for all meals, and rigorous workouts leading to unbearable soreness. And though the concept of weight loss without sacrifice may prompt eye rolls and head shakes, it absolutely can be welcomed with open arms! Lose weight with bistroMD and these fundamental health tips.

Weight Loss Without Sacrifice

Energizing with Breakfast
Coined the "most important meal of the day," consuming a protein-rich breakfast is undoubtedly valuable. The morning meal breaks the nightly fast, keeping blood sugar levels at bay while providing the body the energy it needs to jumpstart the day. And though individuals may point to busy mornings as the cause for breakfast dismissal, these overnight oatmeal ideas will feed the nutrition your body needs without taking major time off your clock.

Healthful Snacking
Most people believe sacrificing snacks is mandatory to lose weight. However, embracing snacks may actually assist in weight loss! Snacking is valuable for keeping hunger and blood sugar levels normalized between meals, ultimately combating against ravening on foods come mealtime. It is important, though, to snack healthfully, and include satiety-offering protein and fiber-rich snacks. Enjoy these healthy snacks at work, sport gatherings, or bedtime!

Meal Prepping
Preparing and cooking healthful dishes for all meals can certainly cost measurable time. But setting a couple hours aside once of week and dedicating it to meal prepping can provide nutritious foods throughout the week, without sacrificing all your time. And with this beginner's guide to meal prepping, creating ideas and embracing the practice will feel more effortless, and not as overwhelming.

Efficient Activity
Think hours at the gym is the only way to slim down? Think again! Sometimes it really is not the time devoted to workouts, but rather the efforts put into them. For instance, a 10-minute, 20-minute or 30-minute workout can still offer great results! Additionally, inserting small activity throughout the day can produce large effects - walk the dog around the neighborhood in the morning, take the long route to the bathroom, use the stairs, and park far away from entry doors.

Lose Weight with bistroMD

BistroMD, the leader in weight loss meal delivery, further dismisses the concept of sacrifice and focuses on food quality. It is extremely valuable to focus on meal quality, as lessening calorie, fat, sugar, and salt quantities will naturally lessen when embracing wholesome foods. A well-balanced diet consists of whole grains, lean proteins, veggies and fruits, legumes, and dairy products. Utilizing natural herbs and seasonings can supplement and amplify both the nutritional and flavor profile without the need of salt.

With bistroMD, each meal contains 1,100 to 1,400 calories daily, with 40 to 50 percent total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20 to 25 percent of calories from healthy fats, and 30 to 35 percent from complex carbohydrates. But aside from the quantifiable numbers, quality, colorful, and flavorful meals include grilled salmon with creamy pesto, eggplant lasagna casserole, pork tenderloin with spiced apple chutney, and roasted corn and scallop chowder. bistroMD also offers appetizing breakfasts, including artichoke spinach and roasted red pepper, bacon and potato egg scramble, and stuffed French toast and EATS Snacks, keeping your hunger pangs at ease!

Nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks, arriving straight to your doorstep, ultimately allows more time to focus on other life responsibilities and pleasures, without all the anticipated sacrifice. But along with not sacrificing time and flavorful foods, you will obtain endless, ongoing support, and valuable resources through bistroMD's own Health Library. Find more on the valuable, non-sacrificing program at

Written By Sarah Asay, RDN. Published on March 13, 2013. Updated on May 07, 2019.


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