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Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand when it comes to achieving and maintaining weight loss. Not only will exercise help you lose weight, but it will also help you stay healthy for life. The trick is figuring out the right formula to help you achieve your weight loss goals. This advice will help you reach your perfect physical activity balance for effective weight loss.
For most people, burning 3,500 calories is equivalent to a pound in weight loss. To lose one pound per week, you need to burn 500 calories per day, every day. On average, that means doing about 200 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. However, people burn calories at different rates, and different exercises pay off with different levels of calorie burn. The best way to figure out your specific formula is to work with a weight loss expert to determine how many calories per hour various activities burn for people at your weight.
Diet is a powerful partner for exercise. If you cut calories from your diet each day, then you reach that 3,500 calorie number much faster than you can with exercise alone. Cutting 300 calories from your diet seven days per week means that you’ve cut 2,100 calories. If you burn an additional 1,400 calories—or 200 per day—every week, then you will have cut 3,500 calories and should lose one pound each week.
If you’re not used to exercising, start slowly. Ask your weight loss doctor for advice about good workouts for beginners. Experts recommend aiming for 50 minutes of exercise per week and building up from there. You may need to restrict your calories more tightly at the start of your diet as you increase your exercise regime.
At Valley Medical Weight Control, our team will help you develop a complete wellness plan to lose weight and keep it off for good. Our weight loss supplements, such as B12 injections and appetite suppressants, are the tools you need to finally succeed. We welcome walk-ins, or you can call us at (888) 502-5405 to set up an appointment.
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Once again Valley Medical Weight Control has been nominated for “The Best Of” Award! Thank to all of our patients and friends for your support!
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Winners will be revealed in this year’s Lo Mejor publication that publishes on June 18, 2013.
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Have you ever felt as if your diets are destined to fail? If so, you’re not alone—and it may not be your fault. Many people who struggle with weight loss actually have underlying issues that are sabotaging their efforts. That is why medical weight loss support can be life-changing. Imagine finally solving the issues that are contributing to your weight gain so you can shed the pounds for good. Could any of these common challenges be behind your battle with weight gain?
Hormones play a tremendous role in your ability to lose weight. One of the most common weight-sabotaging hormone culprits is your thyroid. When your thyroid is underactive, your metabolism slows down. Weight gain and difficulty losing weight are the results. Dips and peaks in hormone levels during menstruation and menopause can also contribute to weight gain. For these issues, hormone replacements and water pills can help balance your system and treat the bloating that so often accompanies hormone imbalances.
Is your appetite making it nearly impossible to stick to a restricted eating plan? Sometimes, undiagnosed medical problems such as diabetes and even certain medications can cause an increase in your appetite. In other cases, you’ve become accustomed to eating more, and it’s difficult to turn off your hunger cues. Appetite suppressants such as phentermine and phendimetrazine can help keep your hunger in check so you can cut calories and lose weight.
Stress and Fatigue
Nearly everyone finds themselves coping with stress and fatigue at some point. The demands of a diet can increase these factors. Learning to cook new meals and adding exercise to your day can leave you feeling stressed and tired as you adjust. Stress and fatigue are your enemies when you’re trying to lose weight, since they cause the release of hunger-stimulating cortisol and may weaken your willpower. Vitamin injections can help boost your energy and make stress management easier.
Don’t let your body fight your weight loss efforts. Let Valley Medical Weight Loss give you the tools you need to succeed with our medical weight loss plan. To learn more, call (888) 502-5405 today!
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If you want to lose weight, reach for a glass of water. Water is a crucial ingredient in any weight loss plan. People of normal weight need 64 ounces per day, and you should add eight ounces for every 25 pounds of excess weight.
This video explains the role of water in weight loss. When you are properly hydrated, your kidneys can remove waste from your body without relying on the liver. In turn, this frees up your liver to focus on its real job—metabolizing fat. Getting enough water will help you shed pounds more effectively.
For a complete weight loss plan designed for your success, call Valley Medical Weight Control. Our diet programs and supplements will help you beat your weight problems for good. You can set up an appointment by calling (888) 502-5405.
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Weight loss is hard work, and it makes sense to get all the help you can. The information in these links will arm you with information that will help you achieve your weight loss goals and adopt a new, healthy lifestyle.
Boost your fruit and vegetable intake in a single sitting with these tasty smoothie recipes from Prevention.
These 30 suggestions for adding fruits and vegetables to meals, courtesy of Nutrition 411, make it easy to get added nutrition without a lot of added calories to sabotage your weight loss efforts.
Beating hunger is the toughest part of dieting. Learn about hunger-banishing foods in this article from Health.
Learn about different prescription appetite suppressants in this article from WebMD.
Are your cravings getting in the way of your weight loss efforts? Follow this advice from Dr. Oz to overcome food cravings and stay on track.
At Valley Medical Weight Control, we’re here to support you on every step of your weight loss journey. Find out how we can help you by calling (888) 502-5405.