Living in California, it’s hard to escape the Hollywood ideal that thin is beautiful. While thin is a good goal, you do not have to be a super-skinny celebrity to be healthy. In fact, if you’re overweight, losing 10 to 15 pounds, or 10 percent of your body weight, can have a major impact on your overall health.
Weight loss is not the same as losing fat; in fact, losing weight is in general a lot easier than losing fat is. A lot of people boast the ability to drop 5 pounds over the course of a weekend by simply skipping meals, and while this may help you to fit into a pair of jeans to see old friends, losing fat is a much more effective way of losing weight and keeping it off.
Do you like to stay up late and then spend your morning sleeping in? If so, you may be sabotaging your attempts at weight loss. According to a recent study, people who stay up until 3 a.m. and sleep until after 10 a.m. are more likely to eat the bulk of their calories later in the day, consume fewer vegetables and fruits, and eat more fast food when compared to people that go to bed around midnight and wake up by 8 a.m. If your goal is medical weight loss, take heed: when you sleep and eat has a great effect on your weight loss. [Read more]
Peer pressure has been a scapegoat for many things in life, but a recent study published in a large periodical confirmed that there is a measurable effect on certain consumers when they are exposed to individuals, or more precisely pictures of individuals who are overweight.
We all know that losing weight is no easy feat. Despite many claims to the contrary in the media today, there are no magic weight loss pills, drinks, concoctions or chants that make pounds and inches fall away with little effort. That’s one myth I know many of us would love to see brought to reality. When it comes to medical weight loss ventures, the doctors in Beverly Hills and Bakersfield agree that it is simple, basic changes that result in fewer calories consumed or more calories burned that equal success of the course of a year’s time.
Many of us who have tackled the problem of losing weight have experienced a period of steady success when suddenly the progress seems to stop. This is puzzling if you are actively trying to lose weight and your plan has clearly been working out well thus far. Why is your weight loss stalled after such a good period of success?
Eating on auto pilot (i.e. eating snacks while surfing the Internet, eating while watching a favorite TV show, or having a pastry with coffee every morning) is a sure fire way to sabotage even the best laid weight loss plans. Here’s how to take control of your weight loss plan, before or after a Bakersfield medical weight loss program.
The key to losing weight is to understand metabolism and how to boost it. Metabolism can be explained as the rate your body uses energy and calories. This is achieved through a series of biochemical processes in which your body turns the food you eat into fuel for the cells in your body. [Read more]
Your genes may contribute the parts of your body that fat develops in. A recent French study analyzing metabolic syndrome, the risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes, concluded that certain genes will contribute to the development of a ‘pot belly’. Furthermore, the more genetic traits that people have the greater their chances of developing abdominal fat.
The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, but it not an easy resolution to keep. Here are some weight loss tips that can help you stay motivated over the long-term: