There are so many different things you can do to lose weight quickly and permanently- you may have heard of crazy diet plans involving lemons, vinegar, and then there are diet pills, fasting- all of these fad diets that may have caught your attention. However, the problem with these are that some of them can cause alot of long term damage to your health and they can actually cause more weight gain than they would actually help you lose. There are other alternatives that can help you to work on a healthier weight loss plan, while at the same time, help you to keep it off.
First and formost, no matter what you do, make sure you are hydrated. If you are drinking at least eight full glasses of water a day, your intake is fine. Your body needs water to help metabolize fat already stored in the body and helps to allow the kidneys to more efficiently eliminate waste. Another great benefit to water is, it is a natural appetite suppressant and keeps your stomach feeling full.
Grazing- this is a means of weight loss that is not so much about what you eat but how. Eating much smaller meals throughout the course of the day is a great way to keep you from going into a mode where you are feeling starved and also helps your insulin levels. Beginning your day with a good breakfast will help, if you cannot snack here and there on healthy foods all day. Keeping meals small and regularly spaced will prevent your body from feeling hungry, which will also prevent you from bingeing.
As to foods that benefit a good weight loss plan- high fiber or protein foods are generally best. Both help you to feel fuller faster, and fiber’s big benefit is that it also helps the body to better digest the food that it is taking in. Whole grains also have a number of heart benefits as well as being a big boon to the metabolism, helping your own body to better use the food you are taking in, and turn it to muscle instead of fat. Taking in more fruits, vegetables and other very healthy snacks like this will also have you feeling much more energy, which can lead to a more active lifestyle.
Weight loss when coupled with a more active lifestyle is another great thing that will lead to not only losing weight and keeping it off, but overall better health. Bear in mind, when you see mention of active lifestyle, that does not mean that you suddenly have to adopt this big, strict work out regimen. Not at all. It does however mean that being a bit more active than you already are may be in order. Consider short walks, or other enjoyable activities. Swimming and walking, even for very short periods each day are both great, low impact ways to increase your activity levels without stressful levels of activity.
If you are looking to lose 20 pounds or more and are in the Oviedo, Florida area you need to check out Svelte?Medical Weight Loss Clinic. 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Suite 240. We have tons of reviews on Google and other third party review website from happy clients who have lost weight and kept it off.
Susie Bragg has been a Registered Nurse since 1989, and specialized in both pediatric critical care and home health nursing before she and her husband - Dr. Richard Bragg - started their own medical practice in 1998. Susie is a breast cancer survivor who developed a keen interest in nutrition as way to live healthier. To schedule an appointment, call (407) 395-4836.