1. Don’t Cut Out All Fat
We need healthy fats like polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats for energy purposes, facilitating absorption of vitamins A, K, and E and for producing myelin, a fatty substance necessary for brain cell signaling. Some great sources of healthy fat include eggs, avocados, extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, and seeds.1
2. Cooking Food the Right Way
Grill, bake or broil foods you eat to avoid unhealthy fats, like those found in vegetable oils.
3. Drink Water!
Staying hydrated supports liver and kidney functions that are essential for processing fat into fuel as well as helping eliminate toxins that contribute to weight gain. Aim for 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. Also, eat foods with a high-water-content such as apples, berries, grapefruit and watermelon.
4. Weight Loss and Whey Protein
One of the best proteins you can eat for weight loss is whey protein. Whey is the milk-based protein leftover after milk is made into cheese. Since whey protein promotes synthesis of muscle protein, complementing an exercise regime with whey protein supplements promotes utilization of fat stores for energy.2
5. Incidental Exercise
Incidental exercise is physical activity you can incorporate into your daily routine. For example, instead of sitting down or standing still while talking on the phone, walk up and down the stairs or walk around the block. Limit sitting times by setting a timer to go off every 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, get up, stretch, walk, do toe touches, etc. Try sitting on a fitness ball instead of a chair when at home or work. You’ll improve your posture, core stability and boost metabolism.3
6. Get Plenty of Zzzzzzzz’s
When you are tired from lack of sleep, your body releases extra stress hormones to deal with fatigue. Cortisol leads to increased fat storage and cravings for sugary snacks.4
7. Plan Meals
It sounds boring but planning meals means you won’t be inclined to eat fast foods or frozen dinners that contain way too much salt and preservatives. On the weekends, cook healthy meals ahead of time and freeze them in easy to heat microwave containers.
8. Eat High-fiber Foods
Whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables, and fruits reduce levels of ghrelin, the hormone responsible for hunger. Fiber also keeps you feeling fuller longer.
9. Keep Bananas in Your Cupboard
Manganese is essential for bone health, regulating glucose levels and utilizing fats and carbohydrates for energy. Manganese also supports thyroid functioning and keeps joints lubricated to prevent cartilage damage. One medium-sized banana provides 32 milligrams of manganese, which is around 15% of the recommended daily requirement.5
10. Avoid Frozen Diet Meals
Beware of frozen diet meals. They may look appetizing but are far from healthy or satisfying. Portions are deceptively small for the amount of calories they contain and most provide enough sodium to reach the recommended amount of daily salt intake. Ingredients and preservatives used in packaging frozen diet meals are questionable.6
11. Healthy Weight Loss Snacks 7
- Air popped popcorn
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Plain yogurt
- Walnuts or sunflower seeds
- Tuna in water on reduced fat bread
- Baked potato with reduced fat sour cream or butter
- Frozen bananas
- Apple slices with no-sugar-added peanut butter
- Rice cakes
- Bowl of oatmeal
12. MIC Injections
We offer MIC injections combining amino acids and B-group vitamins that increase energy levels, suppress hunger, optimize liver functioning and improve your overall health and well-being. MIC injections will jump-start your diet program and help you reach your weight loss goal.
Medically supervised and designed to get rid of fat deposits clinging to your buttocks, abdomen and upper thighs, our Clean Start Weight Loss Program suppresses appetite, resets a sluggish metabolism and reduces the urge to eat when you are not hungry. The Clean Start Weight Loss package include vitamin and fat burner injections, a guidebook explaining the program in detail, a tip sheet, shopping list, calorie counting guide and a cookbook chock-full of recipes to support each stage of our proprietary weight loss program.
Learn more about MIC injections and our Clean Start Weight Loss program by calling Renew Health and Wellness. We can help you achieve your weight loss goal without starvation diets or excessive exercise regimens.