The latest doctor-approved weight loss tips
When it comes to weight loss, there are so many tips, diets and tricks that promise to get your body weight back on track and it’s easy to feel lost. What’s right for you and your lifestyle may not work so well for someone else. We break down these weight loss tips that work, backed by studies and doctors.
Weight Loss Tip #1: The Skinny Jab
The latest to make its rounds in weight loss is The Skinny Jab using Saxenda® which comes in the form of a unique pen containing FDA-approved injectable medicine.
It works by mimicking a hormone known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) that helps to regulate your hunger, leading to lower calorie consumption and accelerated weight loss. This treatment is best complemented with a low-calorie meal plan of less than 1500 calories daily and to engage in 120 minutes of mild to moderate exercise each week such as walking, stationery cycling or jogging.
To determine if this is a suitable treatment for you, do make an appointment for a consultation with any of our doctors at SW1.
Weight Loss Tip #2: Daily Cleanse Dietary Supplement
Did you know keeping your bowels moving regularly is critical to optimising your digestive health and comfort, and that it’s important to have at least one bowel movement per day to maintain optimal wellness? Regular elimination is especially important for the removal of toxins and reduce gas and bloating.
Daily Cleanse Dietary Supplement is an FDA-approved, all-natural herbal bowel regulator that stimulates the digestive process and encourages healthy detoxification of toxins.
Weight Loss Tip #3: Keto Diet
The term Keto Diet comes from the word ketosis, which is a state your body undergoes when metabolising fat. When in a ketogenic state, the body focuses on using fat for energy instead of carbohydrates; with low levels of carbohydrate, fats can be converted into ketones to fuel the body.
Keto diet is highly restrictive which requires you to watch what you eat on a strict regimen. This is an effective short-term weight loss solution, and is best used to kick-start a diet, before transitioning to a carb intake that you can stick to for the longer term.
Before embarking on a ketogenic diet, do consult with a medical practitioner to ensure this diet is suitable for you.
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Weight Loss Tip #4: Intermittent Fasting
The premise behind intermittent fasting is to allow your insulin levels to go down far enough and for long enough, as they do during a fasting period which makes it effective for your body to burn off fat, and insulin levels drop when a person is not consuming food.
If you are a beginner at intermittent fasting, you can start off with the 16/8 intermittent fasting which requires you to limit the consumption of foods and calorie-containing beverages to a set window of 8 hours and abstaining from food for the remaining 16 hours, all within a 24-hour time period.
This diet is flexible and you can choose to repeat this cycle as frequently as you like — from just once or twice per week to every day, depending on your personal preference. This method is easy to follow and can provide real results with minimal effort.
Weight Loss Tip #5: Catch more sleep
Looking for the easiest possible way to lose weight? Grab your pajamas early and log some extra Zzzs! According to researchers in the journal Appetite, getting 8.5 hours of shut-eye each night can drop cravings for junk food by as much as 62% and decrease overall appetite by 14%! Mayo Clinic researchers found similar findings which showed that adults who slept an hour and 20 minutes less than the control group consumed an average of 549 additional calories daily. That’s more calories than you’ll find in a Big Mac which will take you roughly 1 hour of running to burn off!