Many Americans today wish that they could lose weight. They report high body dissatisfaction and a feeling that they are not desirable or beautiful. This is a tragedy indeed. While many of these individuals would probably do well to lose weight, there is a significant amount of individuals who want to lose an unhealthy amount of weight.
First up is to eat a balanced diet. This is a major key to success. Your body was built to run off of a multitude of vitamins and minerals. When your body has its needs in each mineral it functions at its most efficient level.
Bodily efficiency influences how fast you digest foods as well as how well you burn fats. Each mineral and vitamin is provided by a different natural element, e.g. meats, dairy, plants, vegetables, carbohydrates, and even sugar. Your body works best when these minerals and vitamins are balanced. The key to balancing your mineral and vitamin intake is to carefully plan what you eat.
While most individuals can successfully lose the weight the desire through these and other conventional methods, there are still those people who cannot seem to lose their excess weight or maintain a healthy weight. For these individuals, weight loss surgery may be the only way for them to slim down to healthy levels and see the results they have been working towards.
One of the first things you should do on your weight loss journey is try to figure out what weight loss pitfalls you normally encounter. For example, perhaps you find it difficult to pass up donuts or cookies at a party.
This is where controlled portion sizes come into play. One of the reasons people don’t finish diet plans is because they don’t feel satisfied in the first weeks. Dieters give up early because they’re still hungry after a meal. The diet won’t work though if the dieter gives in to the hunger.
If you find that that is true for you, then you will want to find other avenues to de-stress rather than gorging yourself on unhealthy foods. There are many different hobbies you can have that you can do rather than eat excessive food. A common problem in our society today is the fact that many people want to ban certain foods from their lives. For example, many people think they shouldn’t eat any sweets. This means no donuts, no cake, no cookies, nothing that is sweet. These are forbidden foods; if they’re going to be skinny, they can’t eat those foods ever.
Conscious exercise is a lifestyle change that incorporates every kind of exercise into your daily routine. Of course you traditionally hit the gym, but you also walk as often as possible. You find excuses to be outdoors and on the move. You take the long way instead of the shortcut.
Conscious exercise is living a life looking for excuses to move, not excuses to rest. That kind of exercise helps you increase your metabolism and burn away the excess pounds. These are the three secrets to the success of any diet plan. In a majority of cases, the reason a plan involving these three elements doesn’t work is because the dieter isn’t willing to follow the diet to the “t.”
If you are at least 30 pounds overweight, have a 30 BMI or higher, and one or more obesity related conditions, you should know that the LAP-BAND System at Jordan Valley Medical Center may be able to help you lose weight. This unobtrusive procedure helps you avoid weight-related health risks and enjoy a more active lifestyle.