Why It's So Hard To Lose Weight, Hint It's Not Just About Food
No matter how hard you try, you can't seem to lose weight. Your doctor tells you that your cholesterol is too high and you need to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle. You read every diet book under the sun, but nothing seems to work as well as it did for your co-worker or friend who lost 30 pounds in two months! What's going on? Why does it seem like other people get results so much easier than you do?
The Food Industry Knows What They Are Doing
These chains manufacture high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt food items, and advertise them as good for you so that you will keep coming back. The result is their financial gain. They've perfected a recipe that both tastes good and is bad for you. It hits all the points that your brain craves in order to satisfy you. This creates an addiction of sorts to these foods. Now they're competing with companies like Optavia who are trying to make healthy food taste great!
Overeating Can Feel Good - At Least Temporarily
One of the reasons why diets are so difficult is because our brains react in a way that feels good when we overeat. Sugar and refined carbs release dopamine, which makes us feel happy. In other words: Our brains enjoy overeating! Over time, however, our body’s sensitivity to sugar decreases. This means that you need more sugar (and refined carbohydrates) for your brain to get enough dopamine from those foods. And as you might have guessed by now: The more sugar and refined carbohydrates you eat, the more you crave them - often leading to an unhealthy cycle of eating too much sugary junk food. If you want to avoid these cravings, try avoiding sugar and refined carbohydrates altogether. It can be tough at first, but eventually your cravings will subside.
How To Eat Healthier And Lose Weight
If you want to drop pounds and feel better, start by eating healthy. When you’re trying to eat healthier and lose weight, one of your biggest challenges will be how many calories are in your meals. It’s tempting to simply cut back on fat or carbs when you want to drop a few pounds fast—but these measures won’t help you reach your goals if they don’t also reduce overall calories. So here’s what you need to know: To lose weight effectively, try adding more fiber-rich foods like beans and whole grains into your diet. Fiber is filling but low in calories, helping you control hunger while still losing weight. You can also make simple swaps that cut hundreds of calories from your daily intake without altering taste too much; for example, substitute hummus for butter or full-fat dressing for reduced-fat varieties at lunchtime. And keep an eye out for hidden sugar in foods and beverages; some drinks have as much sugar as candy bars! The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) per day for men. The easiest way to slash added sugars? Just choose water instead of sweetened drinks. In fact, researchers at Tufts University found that people who drank two cups of water before each meal lost nearly twice as much weight over 12 weeks compared with those who didn’t hydrate before mealtime. Why? Possibly because staying hydrated may boost metabolism: In one study, drinking two cups of water increased participants' metabolic rates by 30 percent. Drinking plenty of water also helps keep you feeling full between meals, which can help with weight loss efforts and prevent overeating later in the day. Want a great tip for getting more water in your diet? Contact me for a free health assessment and you’ll receive my number one tip for getting in more H2O!
How Does Optavia Help You Lose Weight?
Every time you consume Optavia it will let you know what is in your meal, what affects the ingredients will have on your body, and the caloric value of that item. By viewing a single product in Optavia, you can determine how healthy a particular meal would be if it included the contents of that product. For example, by looking at a package of Oreos in Optavia, you could tell that eating two packages would result in an extra 400 calories than if you had eaten only one package. This ability helps people make better decisions about their meals because they are aware of all factors involved when deciding what to eat. These factors include both nutritional value as well as calorie content. When using Optavia, users are able to balance nutritional needs with their daily calorie requirements. Since everyone has different goals, such as gaining muscle mass or losing fat, knowing how many calories you need each day is essential when trying to reach those goals. The best part about using Optavia is that it’s easy! Just scan any barcode and add items from your grocery list! It’s like having a nutritionist in your pocket! With Optavia, you’ll never have to guess whether or not something is good for you again. With just a few swipes of your phone screen, you can find out exactly what’s inside any food product! Plus, now that we've partnered with many popular brands and distributors around the world, our database continues to grow exponentially making it easier for users to access even more information about thousands of products around them every day. Whether you want to get fit or simply live healthier, there’s no better way to do it than by downloading Optavia today!
Common Questions About Optavia
How do I get started? What types of foods should I eat? How much exercise is necessary? How long will it take me to reach my goal? Can you guarantee success? Is Optavia really different from other diets and weight loss programs out there? Yes. It really is. The reason lies in how we set ourselves apart by focusing on your eating habits instead of what you eat.
Get Started Today!
Sometimes dieting is easier said than done. Your body has a natural defense mechanism against starvation that causes your body to want more energy than usual. A dulled sense of hunger leads you toward foods that are high in fat and sugar—foods that won’t help you reach your goals. So how do you kick-start a healthy diet without caving into every craving? Try this one simple step: create a support team. You might be surprised at how easy it is to stick with your plan when you have support from friends, family members, or even an Optavia Coach like me. Plus, having someone else counting on you can be a great source of motivation. Whether you choose an accountability partner or join an online forum for support, make sure that person knows what your goals are before starting out. If you don’t know where to start, I would love to help! Please contact me anytime!