Many People Have Gained Unwanted Weight During The Pandemic. Here’s How To Lose Those Extra Pounds.
If you are fortunate enough to count weight gain as your biggest problem of late, that’s something to appreciate. Regardless, however, it’s important to keep in mind that those extra pounds can affect your health and potentially weaken your body’s immune system. So, shedding the “quarantine 15” isn’t simply your next vanity DIY project—it’s a vital part of your overall health.
How To Lose The Quarantine 15
So how do you lose the weight? The answer to this question hasn’t changed. The key is not striving for fast weight loss, because that method typically results in gaining back the lost weight—plus a few more pounds. It’s rare for quick weight loss to be the right course of action, although in unique circumstances (and under direct medical supervision) it can be done.
Instead, focus more on lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle Changes Are Critical To Successful Weight Loss
Anyone wanting to lose weight faces the same mathematical principle: Calories burned must be greater than calories consumed. (That’s why professional athletes eat so much while retaining their svelte physiques.) That’s the 30,000 foot view.
But how do you accomplish this? Here are three recommended steps:
- Cut Carbs – Lowering your carbohydrate intake is a great way to reduce overall calorie consumption. What’s more, cutting down on carbs may have health benefits beyond weight loss, such as reducing risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. But remember to reduce, not eliminate carbs. Not all carbs are bad.
- Consume The Proper Protein, Fats, And Vegetables – Do this and you’ll get the energy and nutrients you need.
- Crank Up The Cardio (Or Curl Some Weights) – Cardio and strength training are among the best exercise regimens to add to any weight loss plan.
You’re In It For The Long Haul
At this point, you may be wondering if dieting is bad. The short answer is that changing your eating style to include healthier foods and balanced nutrition is a very good thing. Short-sighted dieting is not.
Remember, you’re in this for the long haul, and once you’re at your ideal weight, you can tweak your calorie/carb/fat ratios to best suit your new healthy lifestyle and enjoy delicious, filling, and healthy meals, like this low-carb dish: Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
The Pickled Beet incorporates all essential dietary elements into many tasty recipes for our Miami clients—customized for you, whether you want to lose weight or just eat healthy and delicious food. We work with individuals, couples, and families. Contact us for a free consultation.