Starting your 2024 weight loss journey
We wrapped up the year with festivities to celebrate our wins in life by indulging in delicious meals with our families. As we step into 2024, we’re entering the “new year, new me” era – a time many are determined to kickstart their weight loss journey! Setting goals might seem easy, but the real journey unfolds when you invest time, commitment, and discipline. BestShape can help you achieve your weight goal, and even provide additional benefits such as better sugar and cholesterol levels!
Why is losing weight hard/complicated?
Losing weight is not as easy as it seems, primarily due to various factors such as lifestyle, diet, health conditions, and among others. Creating a calorie deficit is essential for weight loss, achieved by consuming fewer calories. However, many people tend to overestimate the calorie content of their meals, leading to a lower calorie intake than intended. When the body receives less nutrients, it stores energy instead of burning fat, making weight loss more challenging. Furthermore, it can pose health risks, including lower nutrient intake, a slowed metabolism, and weakened bones (Petre, 2017). On the other hand, others overexercise because of the perception that more movement is better, but it can actually prevent weight loss. Exercising too much raises cortisol levels, diverting the body’s response to regulate our nervous systems rather than burning fat. In addition, it can also lead to fitness burnout and injury (The Economic Times, 2022). People with PCOS, also known as polycystic ovary syndrome, have difficulties losing weight as their body resists insulin, thus storing it, resulting in weight gain. It further complicates weight loss as it triggers the ovaries to produce more androgens (Grassi, 2022).
To lose weight properly, it is essential to incorporate strategies that focus not only on the physical aspect but also on the mental aspect. With that, here are 5 tips to start your weight loss journey!
Tips to start your weight loss journey
1. Set realistic goals
Setting goals will serve as a guide on how to achieve weight loss. However, it must considered that it doesn’t happen overnight, thus goals should be realistic. To create these goals, it should be SMART. Instead of losing weight, aim to lose 1 to 2 pounds weekly.
2. Create a workout plan that you can follow and stick to
Not all workouts work for everyone, as they vary in type, intensity, and duration. Having a tailored workout plan can aid in achieving weight loss while ensuring that you’re still having fun. Choose physical activities you enjoy, whether it be dancing, sports, hiking, and many more. Include a mix of cardio workouts and strength training for a well-rounded approach.
3. Create a diet plan that you can follow consistently
Weight loss isn’t just about working out, it’s also about the food. As they say, “Health starts a the kitchen”. To create a diet plan, assess the food accessible to you to know your options. Incorporate protein such as chicken and finish to keep you full, eat nutrient-dense snacks such as veggies or nuts, and make your meal colorful by having a variety of fruits and vegetables. Remember, your diet plan is a palette of choices, and you’re the artist creating a masterpiece.
4. Make sure always to get enough sleep
Sleep is essential in losing weight because it helps our muscles to rest and recover. In addition, it provides us energy to exercise and do our physical activities. It is recommended to sleep at least 7-9 hours of sleep. Researchers reported that those who sleep less than 5 hours are more prone to weight gain compared to those sleeping at 7 hours.
5. Take BestShape in your routine
BestShape contains apple cider vinegar (ACV) which can aid in your weight loss journey. Incorporating ACV helps in reducing cravings and making you feel full for a longer period, therefore, being able to manage better food intake. Take 1 capsule a day with food. Those with less sensitive stomachs may take the product 30 minutes before a meal.
Having BestShape in your weight loss Journey
The journey towards weight loss is never a piece of cake due to its various factors like health conditions gender, and diet. However, it can still be achieved by making small changes in our lifestyle by slowly changing your sleep schedule, increasing physical activities one a time, and making wise food choices. BestShape can further help you in your journey not just to achieving weight loss but also attaining a healthier life. It can better regulate your cholesterol and sugar levels, reduce skin breakouts, and improve acid reflux response. Just take 1 capsule a day with food. Those with less sensitive stomachs may take the product 30 minutes before a meal.
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