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How to Jump-Start Your Successful Weight Loss Journey

The path to healthy, sustainable weight loss isn’t always clear. Many factors can impact your ability to lose weight – including some you may not have considered! Thankfully, with a few adjustments, you can jump-start your successful weight-loss journey while improving your overall health. 

Follow these tips to prime your body and mind for lasting weight loss.

Make Sustainable Dietary Changes. 

Eating fewer calories than you burn is often touted as a go-to weight loss strategy. But, realistically, sticking to a low-calorie diet can be very challenging. Consider these tips to overcome roadblocks along your path to weight loss:

  • Increase your fiber intake, as fiber makes you feel fuller with fewer calories. 
  • Fill your plate with veggies, which can add volume and nutrients to your meals without adding high amounts of calories. 
  • Prioritize a healthy breakfast, which helps prevent a surge in “hunger hormones” later in the day. Hunger hormones can make it more difficult to resist cravings and large portions. 

Prioritize Sleep.

Long-term sleep deprivation can impact the hormones that affect hunger, which may lead to poor food choices. So, prioritizing consistent, high-quality sleep is a wonderful way to prime your body for weight loss. In clinical studies, better sleep health has been linked to greater fat and weight loss. 

Consider Mindful Eating. 

Mindful eating is the practice of using your physical and emotional senses while you eat. It brings greater awareness to your food, feelings, hunger, and satiety. Mindful eating is an excellent tool for weight loss, as it can limit excess calories and foster gratitude for our food. 

Consider Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting works by prolonging the period when your body has burned through the calories consumed during your last meal and begins burning fat.

Create a Circle of Support. 

A circle of support is essential along the path to weight loss. While loved ones can provide invaluable support, professional medical guidance can help diffuse uncertainties and adjust your weight loss plan for the best possible results. 

The physicians at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine can create a personalized plan to help you achieve long-lasting weight loss. Reach out to us today to get started!

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