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5 Weight Loss Tips to Get You Started for 2022

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Weight loss is different for every person. Some people simply need to follow a meal plan and workout more often and the pounds just melt off. Others need help with their appetite, and they get it through medications. Some people do well with intermittent fasting. The key is to find a plan that works for you. Here are some of the top weight loss tips that will help you keep it off in the new year.

Medical Weight Loss Options

Medicine has come a long way to help people reach their weight loss goals. From using medicines like phentermine to having tonic weight loss surgery London, there are many ways that doctors can help their patients. How does phentermine work? It suppresses the appetite primarily. This allows patients to feel full more quickly which reduces the number of calories they consume and ultimately leads to weight loss.

There are multiple different weight loss surgery options. The most common one is gastric bypass surgery. In this one, surgeons reduce the size of the stomach so that people can feel full more quickly. A similar one is gastric band surgery which wraps a band around part of the stomach. This reduces how much food can fit in the stomach as well, but the ban can be removed to allow the stomach to go back to the original size if the patient desires.

Technology-Based Weight Loss

Technology is powerful. There are so many cool products out there that use technology to help you lose weight. The Apple Watch can track your steps, heart rate, and so much more. You’d be amazed at how beneficial these devices are to your weight loss journey. Noom is a tech-based program that partners users with health coaches who help them develop the habits they need for successful weight loss and maintenance. Peloton has combined cycling with technology to create an experience that makes exercise more enjoyable when you do it from home.

Intermittent Fasting

Historically, food came in spurts to people. They did not have a constant barrage of food at all times. There were times when food was abundant, and people would gain weight. And then in the lean season when people had to hunt in winter months when food was sparse, they would lose weight. It seems that the body is uniquely adapted for this, and some studies show that there are incredible benefits for people who fast intermittently.

Intermittent fasting is not a starvation diet as people will eat enough in the eating windows to sustain all their body needs, and then it trains the body to burn the excess fat as fuel. It’s important to do any fasting regimen under the supervision of a trained medical professional to ensure you are getting the nutrition you need and that you aren’t at risk of any long-term complications. Intermittent fasting is a great option for some millennials who need weight loss.

Slowly Changing Habits

While it would be great to wave a wand and have all the fat disappear and have the body of a fitness model in an instant, these things come over time. Slowly changing habits can help you get little wins on your weight loss journey. Swapping your daily sweet tea habit for water with lemon and putting down the soda and drinking water instead can make a huge dent in your weight.

You’d be amazed at how little habits add up to so many benefits over time. Add in daily 15-minute walks instead of jumping all in on a gym membership. Stop fast-forwarding the commercials when you’re watching TV and do a quick HIIT workout in those 4-5 minutes instead. Slowly add in more vegetables and fruit at every meal. As you fill up on the good stuff, you’ll feel more satisfied and naturally reduce your intake of less nutritious items at mealtime.

Sleep More

Sleep is powerful. Do you want more focus? Get some sleep? Would you like to have better skin? Sleep more. And if you want to lose weight, you’ll also need some sleep. While it’s easy to get sucked into the social media vortex after the kids go to bed, you’ll be better off if you just put the technology down. As millennials, we are overwhelmed by tech everywhere we go and it’s impacting our health. Craig Salmon NASM UK says that we work on computers during the day, and we have mobile devices on us at all times. This exposure to blue lights and screens does interesting things to our health. Focus on getting quality sleep to help regulate the hormones that lead to weight loss.

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Written by Heather Redding

Heather Redding is a tech enthusiast and freelance writer. She is a coffee-addict who enjoys swimming and reading. Street photography is her newly discovered artistic outlet and she likes to capture life's little moments with her camera.

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