In honor of the Work It Off, Keep It Off Competition kicking off this week, I’m excited to share a few of my favorite tips.
Weight Loss as 80/20
We all know that moving more makes us feel better. Exercise is GREAT and should be part of a healthy daily routine. However, when it comes to weight loss, most will agree that it’s about 80% diet and 20% exercise. Not only does a healthy weight help you to physically feel your best, but being overweight and obese can also increase your risk of disease and other conditions. So make sure you’re moving your body but remember, food can be the key to weight loss success.
The Free MyFitnessPal App
MyFitnessPal is an awesome FREE tool for weight loss. Use the MFP app to easily track food intake. Their app has a searchable database with over 300,000,000 foods and the ability to scan a barcode to easily add an item to your food diary for the day. The app provides you with a personalize diet profile that’s customized to your unique weight loss goals.
First, you input your current weight and your goals and the app gives you your daily calorie goal. You then log your food and exercise and the app keeps track of how both effect your total calorie goal and calculates how many daily calories you have remaining. You can even connect your Fitbit to the app!
By using the app, you also have all of your information at your fingertips. You can get the most out of your meeting with a Triad Care nutritionist as all of your meals, calories and macronutrients are available to review together.
Don’t Give Up! 5 – 10% Weight Loss Can Make a Difference
Some people feel like they have to lose lots of pounds before they can make a difference in their health. Studies show that “many obesity-related conditions improve with 5-10% weight-loss”. So don’t give up if you’re not seeing drastic results. Remember, anything worth doing usually takes time and there will be ups and downs. So don’t give up the ship and remember every little bit counts toward your goal of a healthy and vibrant life. Losing 1-2 pounds a week is said to be a reasonable and safe weight loss goal.
Some of the conditions that improve with just 5-10% weight loss:
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