Happy Monday! Who doesn’t want to look fit and be healthy in 2020, the start of a new decade? Traditionally, every year people make the resolution to lose weight and become a better version of themselves. However, most end up giving up mid-year, leaving them with guilt and frustration.
This doesn’t have to be you! You don’t need to bring this mindset with you to 2020. How about reaching your weight loss goals and maintaining great health this year? Med First provides a unique opportunity to begin a weight loss program alongside a Healthcare provider. Having the guidance and support of a staff that will walk with you on your wellness journey and help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to reach your goal weight is what makes the Med First Weight loss program valuable.
Because we care about your health, we will be giving you two weight loss tips every Monday to keep you motivated and help you improve your health.
Tip # 1: Get your thyroid checked.
If you are eating the number of calories you need, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle, and still can’t lose weight, you should consider getting your thyroid checked. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. A blood test for levels of TSH is one of the most accurate tests for determining whether you have hypothyroidism. If you haven’t had your thyroid checked lately, contact the nearest Med First Clinic to set a thyroid examination and get results.
Tip # 2: Nutrition is everything.
You can’t outrun a bad diet. Weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. For instance, if you eat a fast-food double burger, which can pack over 500 calories, you need to run more than 4 miles to burn it! You need to consume fewer calories than you burn daily to lose weight. This does not mean you need to starve yourself. You can make changes by replacing high-calorie meals with low-calorie alternatives. For example, replace buns with lettuce for a low carb burger, grill your meat instead of frying it, choose vinegar-based dressings instead of creamy ones, or swap white bread for whole wheat. Weight loss should not be hard. Here at Med First, we provide you with a nutritional plan customized for you. We measure your results, track your progress, and give you the motivation to continue towards your goals.
Come back next Monday for more weight loss tips!
Ready to get started on your weight loss journey and reach your wellness goals? Request your weight loss assessment now.