Losing weight isn’t easy, and without some major lifestyle changes, it can be nearly impossible to effectively keep weight off! Luckily, we’ve rounded up some expert tips from nutritionists and registered dietitians to help you take the first step toward losing weight AND keeping it off!
It’s all about balance
One of the best ways to eat a balanced diet is to stick to a 1 to 1 ratio of protein and carbohydrates. This is extremely important for weight loss because it provides all the nutrients you need to stay healthy while eliminating harmful fats and additives.
Surround yourself with support
Let’s face it: the majority of people who try to lose weight on their own end up gaining it back (if they are able to lose anything at all). Without a solid support system, maintaining weight loss is almost impossible! However, with defined goals, motivation and support, you can lose weight quickly AND keep it off long-term! Support is a key factor to any lifestyle change because it provides accountability and that little extra push you might need to stay on track during difficult days.
Utilize the help of supplements
If you have access to a calculator, do you still try to do math problems in your head? Think of supplements as your weight-loss calculator that can help the weight come off a bit faster! Nutritionists and registered dietitians recommend supplements like probiotics, prebiotics, or Omega-3 Fatty Acids during weight loss to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy! When you change your diet, you might inadvertently be missing out on certain vitamins that your body needs to function properly. Your stomach will also process food differently, which is why probiotics and prebiotics are recommended to keep your digestive tract running smoothly. Check out this blog to read more about these supplements and why they’re great for weight loss!
Everyone has busy days – the days where you’re running around from dawn ‘till dusk and you eat whatever you can find along the way. On those days – and even the more mundane ones – are you being mindful of how much you’ve eaten? Tracking your food can be a truly effective tool in maintaining weight loss because it adds a level of awareness to your daily consumption and eliminates mindless munching! Beginning a weight-loss challenge is a great way to start tracking your meals and carrying that habit into your daily routine!
Hydration is absolutely key to maintaining both health and weight loss. Proper hydration has a whole host of health benefits unrelated to weight loss, but it’s also a key factor in proper digestion. When you’re hydrated, you’re also less hungry, which could help curb snacking in the middle of the day!
Food label 101: Portion Size
Did you know the serving size for avocado is just one eighth of an avocado? It’s easy to overeat (even on foods considered “healthy”) by simply not knowing how much is recommended in one serving! Many registered dietitians even recommend using a food scale to make sure you’re consuming the proper amount of each ingredient.
We hope these tips help you jump-start your weight-loss journey! Want more tips like these, and expert one-on-one support from a team of registered dietitians and nutritionists? Call Medifast Weight Control Centers at 1-855-RESULTS or visit www.medifastmn.com to schedule a FREE consultation!