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, and this is something that people will notice about you. However, that isn’t the only change you can look forward to.
There is a lot to look forward to during the early days of the OPTIFAST program. There is the opportunity to develop positive habits that can help you keep your weight off long term, and following the meal replacement diet will encourage weight loss at a faster rate than you are likely to accomplish on your own.
For a large portion of the population, sleeping soundly night after night is nothing more than a dream. Between busy work schedules, family obligations and medical weight loss goals, finding time to squeeze in the recommended eight hours every night is tough to do, and when your head finally does hit the pillow it is […]
It can be hard to stay motivated as you are trying to lose weight. After spending an entire day hungry, thinking about creative ways to cook vegetables as you avoid the donuts in the office lounge motivation often seems to disappear. One reason that you may have trouble staying motivated to lose weight is because […]
An eating cue is a social, personal or environmental trigger that prompts an individual to eat. These cues are separate from physical hunger, though they may coincide with it and are often confused as the body’s indication that it needs sustenance. For the majority of people, eating cues prompt inappropriate eating behavior. There are several ways that eating cues may encourage a person to overeat:
When a person is trying to lose weight, it is common to get stuck in the rut of focusing on the wrong things in their diet. Instead of getting side-tracked by habits and foods that don’t really matter, you might consider talking with a weight loss physician to learn more about the factors that will […]
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 […]
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.
Increasing your activity level during your OPTIFAST program can help you with your weight loss efforts. Maintaining an active lifestyle as you reach the end of your OPTIFAST weight loss program and transition back to a traditional diet may help you maintain a healthier weight level.
Family dynamics will have a large influence on your eating habits throughout the course of your life. The problem is that not everyone comes from a particularly healthy family. Moms and Dads have their own struggles with eating behaviors that they too often pass down to their kids—something you may be familiar with if you are a parent now, yourself.