5 Keys to Healthy Weight Loss
We’re in the middle of our Get Slim for Summer promotion, and many people are using this opportunity to lose some weight and feel great in time for summer. At Yoli, we know how important it is to lose weight in a healthy way. That’s why today, we’re sharing five keys to healthy weight loss!
1. Get Enough to Eat.
When you’re working to lose weight, you may be tempted to cut your food intake further than what is recommended in the BBS meal plan in order to lose weight more quickly. Doing so is a mistake for a couple of reasons. At the very least, you’ll be hungry and grumpy. You’ll lose lean muscle tissue along with fat, which will slow your metabolism and make it more difficult to lose weight. Keep in mind that weight loss at any cost is not the goal here. Transforming your life is about working toward optimal health so you feel your very best. And to do that, you need to make sure you’re eating enough!
2. Make Protein a Priority.
Protein plays a big role in healthy weight loss. First, it helps satisfy your appetite so you feel full longer. It also helps build and maintain lean muscle mass, which promotes a healthy metabolism. That’s why the meal plan for the Transformation Kit is centered around prioritizing protein!
While your diet is the most important part of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, exercise can help you maximize your results. Exercise burns calories and helps you build and maintain lean muscle mass, which can boost your metabolic rate. We recommend working out for thirty to forty-five minutes three to five times each week. If you aren’t used to working out consistently, be sure to start out slow and work your way up!
Sleep plays a bigger role in weight maintenance than you might imagine! Research has shown a correlation between a lack of adequate sleep and weight gain. This study suggests that insufficient sleep leads your body to make more ghrelin, a hormone that signals your brain that it’s time to eat, and suppresses the amount of leptin, which signals your brain that you’re full. This can make it more difficult to sustain healthy habits that lead to weight loss, so we recommend getting between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. To ensure a good night’s sleep, try using Dream!
5. EAT MINDFULLY.
Being distracted while eating can make you more likely to overeat. Instead, practice eating mindfully, which means avoiding distractions such as TV or your phone and focusing on what you’re eating. You’ll be more in tune with how full you are when you give your food your full attention. As a bonus, your meals will be much more enjoyable!
It’s important to lose weight in a healthy way, so we hope today’s blog will come in handy. For more tips to reach and maintain a healthy weight, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!