It’s easy to become overwhelmed when trying to lose weight, There are plenty of products that offer a quick fix, but these short term solutions can cause more problems than they fix. It seems that everyone struggles with their weight these days. In fact, the CDC states that 70.7% of adults are overweight in the U.S. It’s no wonder that so many companies have developed skinny solutions.
The get-thin-quick scheme: commercial meal replacement shakes
Meal replacement shakes are probably the most popular get-thin-quick scheme. They can help you jumpstart your weight loss journey, but they can also lead you down a disappointing path. People find themselves starving by dinner, after replacing breakfast and lunch with a shake, and then overindulge in the evening. This can cause stagnation or even weight gain.
The life changer
The key to losing weight is to burn more calories than you consume. That sounds simple enough, but putting it into practice can be quite challenging. Choose a wholesome, nutritious diet, accompanied with regular physical exercise. Creating these healthy habits will not only help you lose weight, but it’s setting yourself up for long term success.
Make sure that the diet you choose includes: a variety of foods from different food groups, food that you like, and meals that fit your lifestyle and budget.
Exercise can sound like a four-letter-word, but it’s really just regular physical activity. The Mayo Clinic suggests that you “aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity.”
At Envista Medical, we view excess weight as a medical issue that requires medical treatment. We offer a weight management program that addresses all of the contributing factors of weight loss: nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and education. Call us today for your free consultation, and let us create a personalized weight loss plan for you.