Intermittent fasting has become one of the most popular dietary trends in the United States. If you've been looking to try something new on your journey to lose weight, speak with Dr. Croland and his team
You’ve heard it over and over again: the secret to weight loss is to take in fewer calories than you burn. That means you have to eat fewer calories, burn more calories through exercise, or do a little of both. For many people, eating fewer calories is difficult because diets leave them feeling hungry and unsatisfied. But what if there was a way to eat fewer calories without eating less food?
During your medical weight loss program in North Carolina you will be focusing on making positive lifestyle changes that will be beneficial for your weight loss journey. Although dietary changes will be key, you will also need to focus on finding an exercise program that you can incorporate into your new routine.
Sleep affects much of the way we function throughout the day. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, or if your sleep is frequently disrupted, you may find yourself suffering from symptoms like:
Food labels can be found on the back of just about any packaged food or drink. Food nutrition labels are a great way to keep count of calories, but did you know that they can help you keep track of all the nutrients in your food too? Nutrition labels provide you with in-depth information, such as serving sizes and the amount of sodium, fat and fiber in your food.
Low impact activity is exercise that puts minimal pressure on the joints in your hips, knees or ankles. If you are struggling with your weight, this type of activity is perfect for you, especially during medical weight loss. Low impact activity gets your heart rate up without causing too much stress on your body. It can be relaxing at low intensities and beneficial towards your overall weight loss goals.
There are plenty of reasons why you might eat, other than hunger—you’re bored, stressed, anxious or angry and trying to find relief—but eating for those reasons is not only detrimental to any weight loss goals you may have, but it often leaves you feeling worse. After you’ve finished eating, the original emotional issue is still there, and on top of that, you may even feel guilt for overeating.
It’s no secret that obesity can lead to severe health problems. The physical effects of obesity have been well documented to include diabetes, heart disease, respiratory problems, and increased risk for stroke. But now researchers say that obesity may also affect your mental health.
Stronger muscles, lower stress levels, better mood, a more athletic physique—these benefits come with a good workout routine, but you’ll need more than just a few trips to the gym to experience them. A strong fitness level is something that must be built slowly and steadily, improving incrementally as we introduce our bodies to new and harder challenges.
Living a healthy lifestyle takes time. No one is going to pretend that it is quicker to go home and cook a healthy meal than it is to stop at the drive thru. This is why eating on the go has become such a problem in the United States. We are busy people, and fattening fast foods are easier in a time crunch.