Throughout the summer season, most people try to focus harder on their weight-loss efforts so they can look and feel great in summer clothing, such as bathing suits, shorts, skirts, and tank tops. By eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and perhaps even undergoing weight-loss surgery if diet and exercise fail to work, you should be able to lose weight and become healthier in no time.
However, if you’re anxious to lose weight at a slightly faster pace, here are six practical tips you can follow to maximize and drive weight loss without having to take extreme measures.
When you think of the most popular reason behind why a person may decide to undergo bariatric surgery, the first reason that comes to mind is that the person probably wants to lose weight and become thinner in an effort to look and feel better about themselves. Other individuals may choose to have bariatric surgery so they can feel better physically, and reverse comorbidities related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, joint pain, obstructive sleep apnea, fertility, and more.
However, there are actually far more benefits to undergoing bariatric surgery than you might initially think. Bariatric surgery can offer overweight and obese individuals the opportunity to live longer, enjoy a better quality of life, live fuller, and worry less.
If you’ve had weight-loss surgery or are trying to lose weight, you’ve probably considered (or even tried) certain diet fads and diet products that tend to circulate in the press on a regular basis. When you’re overweight and ready to become thinner and healthier, sometimes it feels as if you just can’t lose weight as fast as you want to, which could be why you may have turned to certain diet fads in the first place. In the healthcare industry, there has much controversy over whether “fast” weight loss is truly healthy and safe in the long-term.
While it’s true that some may crave sugar for emotional reasons, most of the time your body will crave sugar when it’s missing and craving actual nutrients. The most ideal way to stop sugar cravings once and for all is to eat healthy foods indefinitely, and not just when you go on a diet to lose weight. The more you nourish your body with healthy foods, the less you’ll find that you crave sweets and sugar products. As you become healthier, you’ll also notice that you’ll start turning to other ways to ease stress, such as exercising or engaging in your favorite activity.
If you’re ready to lose weight and battle sugar cravings for good, follow these eight tips to physically get over your sugar cravings.
When you’re trying to lose weight, the bathroom scale can really play a role in your daily mood and attitude. On days that the scale shows you’ve dropped a pound or two, you may feel exhilarated, happy, and cheerful. But on days where the scale shows your weight has increased slightly, you may feel angry, depressed, and defeated in regards to your weight-loss journey.
Although weight loss is associated with a number of positive health benefits, the task of losing weight isn’t always fun for everyone. For many, the process of losing weight can be time-consuming, challenging, and even stressful. However, a new study published in the journal Marketing Letters has found that those who genuinely look forward to and enjoy their workouts are far more successful at making healthier food choices and losing weight than those who typically dread their workouts.
The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams of salt per day, which far exceeds the FDA-recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams. In fact, many Americans fail to understand that the FDA’s limit is only just that -- and not an actual recommended daily allowance.
As a weight-loss surgery patient, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of “Last Meal Syndrome.” Last Meal Syndrome is what many dieters and bariatric patients experience prior to going on any weight-loss diet, and allows them the freedom to indulge in their favorite foods before times of restriction. In the days before your weight-loss surgery, you might be tempted to experience Last Meal Syndrome one final time, but there are a number of other factors you must take into consideration if you’re consumed with thoughts about your “last meal.”