January 24, 2019
4 REASONS & TIPS TO REACH A HEALTHY WEIGHT
- Did you know that obesity increases your risk of chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer? Yes, many of you knew that, but did you know that significant weight loss can decrease inflammation, decrease your risk of cancer and chronic disease, and reverse aging?
Here are four good reasons and tips to reach a healthy weight and Stay Lean in 19!
Significant weight loss will:
Improve your energy and sleep. Many obese and overweight people have sleep apnea and rarely get adequate rest, leaving them tired, irritable, and unproductive.
Decrease chronic pain. Obesity increases chronic pain, including arthritis and low back pain, negatively affecting your energy, sleep, and mood.
Improve your mood. In order to reach your weight loss goal, it is necessary to exercise consistently, which improves energy, sleep, and mood.
Decrease in aging. Fat cells have higher inflammatory agents which increase the risk of cancer and other autoimmune diseases that negatively affect aging. Obesity also increases the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke which enhance the aging process.
Improve your quality of life.
Take these simple steps to start your weight loss journey
Never skip breakfast. Eat a balanced breakfast within the first hour of awakening that includes protein and healthy fat.
Eat frequent small meals. Eat a snack or a meal every 2-3 hours while awake to improve metabolism.
Monitor calories and protein. Stay within your calorie range and get 60-80 grams of protein per day.
Has your resting metabolic rate calculated? Knowing exactly how many calories to eat daily will ensure your success.
Don’t be afraid to get help. No one ever taught many of us to eat healthily and maintain a healthy weight, so seek out a qualified professional to teach you behavior modification techniques to ensure your success.