you and your weight loss journey

Has your doctor told you that you need to lose weight?

Has he/she given you ZERO advice on how to do that?

Or have they recommended you use one of their medical weight loss breakthroughs?

The number one issue that most doctors see is people that have out-of-control weight gain that may be contributing to a higher risk for chronic diseases.

Most people are told to lose weight, change their diet, exercise, do all the things that would promote weight loss and get you on the road to better health.

However, there are a TON of different tips, tricks, and advice that could help you on your way.

Here are 10 of the most effective…

1. Beware of Products Labeled Fat-Free or No Trans-Fats

This is a labeling scam.  Products that are labeled fat-free and no-trans fats are allowed to do this if the content is below the standards set forth by the FDA.
Besides that, most of these products are filled with sugar and additives in order to make up the lost calories.

2. Start Your Day By Eating Breakfast

Eating breakfast has been shown to boost metabolism and prevent overeating at other meals. Look to have a healthy breakfast that contains healthy proteins, fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats. Studies show that people who eat breakfast regularly  increase their chances of losing weight.

3. Include Plenty of Lean Protein

In order to avoid the pitfalls of too many carbohydrates and poor blood sugar control, include some lean protein on your plate. Not only will you burn a few more calories from digesting it, but it may boost the satisfaction hormone in your brain, therefore boosting meal satisfaction.

4. Check Your “Hunger”

Is your stomach growling because you’re hungry?  Or maybe you are just thirsty?
Try drinking a glass of water.  If the grumbling goes away, then you were thirsty.  If it remains, try a low-calorie, low-fat snack option like veggies or an apple. Some people mistake thirst for hunger, which could lead you to eat more than you should when you’re not hungry.

5. Add a Touch of Cinnamon

Cinnamon may make anything taste a little bit better!  Enjoy a little bit of cinnamon, in place of sugar, on your favorite fruit for a delectable treat. And, cinnamon has been linked to better control of blood sugar, therefore it may be good for people that have Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

6. Plan Ahead

There is no easier way to put a monkey wrench in your fat loss goals than not having a snack or meal already to go when you get hungry. But, by planning ahead, you already know what you are going to eat and when you are going to eat it. It may help you to avoid hitting the junk food or fast food line when you find that hunger feeling come on.

7. Portion Your Snacks

One mindless – and easy way – to pack in the calories is to sit in front of the TV with a bag of chips, box of cookies, or some other packaged snack treat. Instead, make small portion-sized snack bags in order to monitor your calories and cut down on the mindless snacking. Your belly, hips, butt, and thighs will thank you later.

8. Educate Yourself on Labels

Label reading is extremely important for weight loss. You will find information on calories, servings, fat, sugars, and carbohydrates which will help you better judge your intake. Look for products that are free of high-fructose corn syrup, have added sugar, and hydrogenated products as they may pose serious risks to your health and your weight loss.

9. Pump the Iron

Building more lean mass on your body may help you burn fat and tone your body.
And studies show that having more muscle mass may burn FOUR times as many calories as fat. Aim to dedicate at least three days per week to build, tone, and strengthen your muscles.

10. Opt for Water

Soda and fruit juices may easily pack on the pounds if you’re not careful.
Replace your soda or fruit juices with ZERO calorie water. Not only will it help you lose fat, but it could help your body process nutrients more effectively.
Result: better fat loss.

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