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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.

Best Ways to Lose Weight Fast

The most common complaint when it comes to body image is weight. So, if negatively impacted by the way you feel and look, make a change and show the world who you truly are. There are many things you can do to lose weight fast and bistroMD has you covered!


It is said people make their initial judgments about others within the first four seconds of meeting them, with the first impression largely dictated by appearance and poise; those displaying confidence in their body image may make a different impression than those who are not. And with so much riding on those first few seconds (jobs, relationships, etc.), are you projecting the person you want others to see or is your body weight interfering? You may not be the only one dealing with this interference... In fact, the most common complaint when it comes to body image is weight. So if negatively impacted by the way you feel and look, make a change and show the world who you truly are. There are many things you can do to lose weight fast and bistroMD has you covered!

Lose Weight Fast with bistroMD and These Helpful Tips

Ditch Fad Diets

Miracles are not made in a day and fad diets that claim to "melt body fat," or "shed 10 pounds in a week," are too good to be true. It is imperative to remember weight loss results from consistency, mostly by adhering to a wholesome diet to lessen feelings of deprivation. And with bistroMD, you receive flavorful and nutrient-dense meals to continue and sustain your weight loss journey.

Think Outside of the Grocer Aisles

As a general rule of thumb, limit prepackaged products found throughout grocer aisles and shop the perimeter that houses more wholesome foods, including fresh produce, lean meats and fish, and milk and dairy products. And while most packaged meals found in the freezer section are loaded with added salt, sugar, and other preservatives, thinking outside the grocer aisles and at bistroMD tells a different story. With bistroMD, all meals are nutritionally balanced with complex carbs, colorful produce, and lean proteins, scientifically-proven to burn fat and boost weight loss.

Increase Water Intake

Though the importance of hydration cannot be stressed enough, neither can water's role in a healthy weight loss diet. Keeping hydrated not only supports an efficient metabolism, but can lessen the risk of overeating. Consume at least eight, 8-glasses of water per day, also consuming water prior to and during meals.

Sit at the Table

Sitting at the table and a designated area for meals can cultivate better relationships with food, along with reducing the risk of mindless eating that often arises when eating in front of the television. Equally important, turn off all electronics at the table and focus on the meal and company at hand.

Keep Busy

Lose weight fast by keeping busy! Considering boredom heightens the risk of mindless eating, distracting the mind with other activities can lessen the risk of overindulging on unnecessary calories. Additionally, doing so can also help burn calories if keeping busy with active opportunities!

Write in A Food Journal

Food journaling can impact weight loss greatly, as documenting food intake can be eye opening and raise awareness on current eating patterns. Keeping a food journal can also offer insight on emotions felt during mealtimes, heighten mindfulness, provoke accountability, and the chance to gain control of your diet. Find more information on the benefits of food journaling and how to do it effectively here.

Ward Off and Relieve Stress

Despite all the efforts you are making, high and chronic stress can interfere with weight loss. And adding to the resistance, the frustration of not losing weight can continue the cycle and fuel higher stress, risking stress eating and the impacts of cortisol. To combat the possibility of stress eating and the repercussions of high cortisol, relieve stress with exercise, meditation, and talking with others. Along with the practice of stress-relieving techniques, you can dismiss one less task of your daily task list by utilizing bistroMD. (No dishes to clean means more time to unwind in the evening!)

Sleep It Off

A lack of sleep can cause weight gain, mostly by heightening food cravings towards carb and fat-rich foods and deregulating hunger hormones, ultimately causing an increased likelihood of a binge. (And not to mention, the lack of energy redirecting you away from the gym and to the couch or kitchen...) Combat against such risks by obtaining the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

If looking for something fast and convenient, all without the hassle and stress of tackling the grocery store, bistroMD offers a diet delivery program that can help you develop healthy eating habits and lose weight. Cooking with the freshest ingredients, offering 200 recipes, and a customizable menu, you are sure to find something to satisfy your personal taste buds and contribute in meeting individualized goals!

So if desiring meal assistance and seeing results in just a few short weeks,
click here to find more information on the programs bistroMD offers
or by calling 866-401-3438 today!

Written By Christy Zagarella, MS, RDN. Published on June 27, 2013. Updated on May 13, 2019.


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