10 healthy actions to help maintain weight loss

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Shed unwanted pounds

Throughout the years we’ve all heard our fair share of nutty weight loss suggestions, whether it’s massaging your earlobes, drinking olive oil, or eating with the lights off. But how do we know if any of those work? With all the misinformation and unsolicited weight loss advice out there, it’s refreshing to experience research backed and expert approved care. You don’t have to take one more step alone on your weight loss journey, let Dr. Katabay and his team at Elite MedSpa in. Marion, Ohio join you today!

Where do I even start?

It’s true that we all want a healthy lifestyle, however that doesn’t always come easy. At times, weight loss goals can feel like a daunting, unachievable mountain. Luckily, you don’t have to climb that mountain solo. What’s unique about incorporating a custom weight loss program, is that a healthcare provider monitors your progress. Having that extra level of professional support makes a huge difference in long-term weight loss success.   Although diet and healthy habits are important factors of weight management, there are many other reasons weight loss is difficult. That’s why it’s important to determine the best customized program for you and your specific long-term weight loss goals. Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your health professional will develop a personalized weight loss plan designed to improve your health and support your goals. Following the right plan will make a dramatic difference in your efforts.   There are many factors that influence your weight and need to be taken into consideration when you’re looking for an effective weight loss plan. These factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Body composition
  • Medical history
  • Medications
  • Mental health
  • Age
  • Family habits and lifestyle
  • Schedule
  • Sleep

Another factor that impairs weight loss for individuals is hormonal imbalance. Especially for female patients, seeing a professional for weight loss would involve having their hormone levels checked. Often, an imbalance can lead to unexpected weight gain. Based on what is found, they will come up with a plan that brings everything back into balance.

What are my options?

Putting in the effort towards weight loss can be hard to do, especially for those on a busy schedule, or who have had medical complications causing weight gain. We understand the struggles you may face when it comes to weight loss and offer many innovative tools to help you succeed. Some of the weight loss treatments we provide include:

10 Healthy actions to help maintain weight loss:

1: Change up your snacks

Exchange snacks for fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Perhaps ones that you’ve never tried, to create a platter of new and exciting healthy options, instead of processed or sugary goodies.

2: Downsize your plate

Tackle portion control and trick your eyes into thinking it’s getting more food by switching out your regular plates with small ones. Also fill up most of your plate with the healthiest offerings, such as vegetables and lean proteins. Eat the really good stuff before you hit the “good” stuff.

3: Chew slowly

Chewing is an essential part of healthy digestion. Chewing your food thoroughly releases the foods’ beneficial enzymes. It also gives you an opportunity to practice mindful eating. Taking time to savor each bite also allows you to focus on flavor and enjoy your food more. Avoid eating while watching a movie or when you feel stressed. Take the time to create a stress-free mood and distraction-free setting. You can even start the meal off right by taking a few deep breaths and feeling grateful for your food, too.

4: Try to stress less

Daily life can be unavoidably stressful. Stress causes your body to release higher levels of cortisol, which can lead to weight gain. Deep breathing, meditating, or listening to music can help you relax. Also, take time for yourself and do something for YOU. Perhaps your favorite hobby or get a pedicure or just go on a walk. It’s important to check back in and regain perspective every so often.

5: Hit the hay

Did you know that if you don’t get enough sleep, you can be hungrier? Sleep deprivation also slows down your metabolism, which makes it harder to burn fat. Try to stick to a regular bedtime and rise time, to provide your body with consistency and heightened energy levels.

6: Mind your drinks

Alcohol lowers your resistance to… more alcohol and all kinds of other unhealthy treats. Try your best to minimize alcoholic beverages and be sure you drink plenty of water while avoiding sugary beverages. Choose brightly colored fruits and veggies, like strawberries and mint, to make flat or sparkling water more festive. Search the internet for low-sugar mock-tails and have them ready so that you never feel deprived!

7: Partner up

It’s easier to be successful when you pursue a goal with someone else. You can celebrate achievements together and stay accountable to each other when things get tricky. Find a health buddy, and your chances of keeping away those extra pounds increases.

8: Taste tests count

If you cook or bake a lot, be careful of too much taste testing. Even small bites add up to more calories. You might consider having a nice salad or veggie plate before you cook so that you aren’t as tempted to nibble on those chocolate chips.

9: Be active

Stick to a daily exercise regimen that works for you and your schedule. On the weekends you can mix it up and take walks or hikes in beautiful landscapes, too!

10: Make new habits

If you’re still struggling with your body weight, it may be time to make some new habits. For example, changing our food choices or increasing physical activity can provide lower blood sugar levels as well as other health benefits. Instead of promising yourself you’ll make changes and then feeling guilty when you can’t, resolve to get the help you need to achieve your goals. At Elite MedSpa we offer medically supervised weight loss to make that healthy, fit figure of your dreams a reality. Call us now on (740) 499-7089 to book a consultation.

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