After several weeks following the Optifast weight loss program, the transition period begins. The transition phase is designed to slowly reintroduce traditional foods to your diet so that you can explore healthy ways of eating while still using the Optifast products to help you maintain control over what you eat. Some people find the transition […]
You’ve probably heard that the key to losing weight is to burn more calories through physical activity than you consume in the foods you eat. But how much exercise do you need to lose weight? What type of exercising should you do? Find out how to exercise in order to lose weight.
You’ve probably heard that you should eat less sugar, avoid artificial sweeteners, and watch how much fat you eat. And while limiting your fat and sugar intake can help you with weight management and avoid certain diseases, it’s also important to take a closer look at the salt (sodium) in your diet.
During medical weight loss, walking is a great way to stay in shape and continue to work towards your weight loss goals. But following the same walking routine day after day can be boring. Sure, you can try different routes, but then what? Try mixing it up! There are different types of walking and various activities you can include to help keep your exercise routine fresh and fun.
Stretching is overlooked more often than it should. Stretching can help improve the range of motion on a joint, decrease risk of injury, and improve athletic performance for those in sports. Benefits of stretching Stretching helps improve flexibility. It keeps your muscles healthy by increasing blood flow to them. Stretching warms up your muscles and […]
There are myths about fat and muscle that have been circulating for a while. They confuse and discourage people trying to lose weight because they don’t see the results they’re expecting. Below are two myths and facts that will help you understand what muscle and fat are. Myth #1: Muscle can turn to fat (or […]
Have you ever lost weight, and then found that within a few months the extra pounds started to creep back on again? In fact, it has been found that weight loss “yo-yoing” can be dangerous for your health. If you are carrying extra weight, then you should be working to lose that weight as quickly […]
The Optifast weight loss program is inherently different from other weight loss programs. To start, it isn’t set up around unrealistic expectations. When you start an OPTIFAST program, you know what you are walking into. There is research and the program is science-based, which can help you create realistic expectations that will help you move […]
A lot of people focus on the way their body looks as they lose weight, and for good reason. The size of your waist line may change dramatically as you follow your Optifast program new jersey, and this is something that people will notice about you. However, that isn’t the only change you can look […]
Being on the Optifast weight loss program will help you lose weight, but making changes to your diet alone isn’t recommended for long-term weight management. To keep the weight off, you’ll have to become more active. For all of its benefits, a treadmill isn’t a very inspirational piece of equipment. Sure, you know you can […]