How to Fight Weight Loss Plateaus

How to Fight Weight Loss Plateaus | Dynamic Health Solution

You’re feeling physically fit and you’re happy with the progress you’re making in your workouts. You try to eat a healthy diet, but you step on the scale to see you haven’t lost much weight at all. If that scenario sounds familiar, keep reading. Eating for weight loss can be challenging. Temptations are everywhere and stress, and a busy lifestyle can make it feel impossible to meet our food goals.

The medically assisted weight loss program at Dynamic Health Solutions is an effective and healthy way to lose stubborn weight. Our physician-directed weight loss program offers personalized attention and weight loss programs to assist you in reaching your healthcare goals.

Diet kick-starters

Your exercise routine may help you reverse a plateau in weight loss. Weight loss causes your metabolism to slow down, resulting in resistance to weight loss. Exercise, especially strength training, can help counteract the drop in metabolism that occurs as you lose weight. Resistance training promotes muscle growth, a major factor in how many calories you burn both during activity and at rest. This type of training has been found to be the most effective for losing weight.

People often boost their weight loss by reducing how much processed carbs they consume. Studies have consistently shown that low-carb diets can help people reduce hunger and feel more satisfied than other diets. A low-carb diet causes your body to burn fat for fuel and reduces hunger. Increasing protein intake boosts metabolic rate more than fat or carbohydrates. Digesting protein boosts calorie burning by 20–30%, over fat calories. Protein also stimulates the production of hormones that help make you feel full.

Eating more fiber can reduce the number of calories you absorb from food. Soluble fiber, also known as viscous fiber, has the most impact on controlling hunger and food intake. Caffeinated beverages can substantially boost the fat-burning effects of exercise, especially green tea, which contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) that increases fat burning by up to 13%.

Chill out

When you are stressed, it is often harder to lose weight. In addition to promoting comfort eating and stimulating food cravings, stress increases your body’s cortisol production. Cortisol production deals with stress, but it also causes the body to store fat in the abdomen, an effect that seems to be stronger in women.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting has become very popular in recent years. Fasting for extended periods of time, usually 16 to 48 hours, helps promote the loss of body fat and weight and provides additional health benefits. According to numerous fasting studies, dieters who practice intermittent fasting lost 4–8% of their body weight and an impressive 3–7% of their waist circumference in weeks. When you are losing weight, intermittent fasting may help you consume fewer calories, maintain muscle mass, and preserve your metabolism.

Slow down on the alcohol

Alcohol contains around 100 calories per serving (4 ounces of wine, 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, or 12 ounces of beer), and it does not have any nutritional value. Additionally, many people consume more than one drink at a time. The effects of alcohol can lead to overeating or poor food choices because inhibitions are loosened. For those trying to overcome impulsive food-related behaviors, this may be especially problematic. Research has shown that alcohol suppresses fat burning and may lead to belly fat accumulation. If your weight loss has stalled, you may want to avoid alcoholic beverages.

Get some sleep

Sleep deprivation can also lead to weight gain by decreasing metabolism and altering hormone levels, which increases appetite and fat storage. In cases of stalled weight loss, getting enough sleep may play a part. Adults who slept four hours per night for five nights in a row experienced an average 2.6% decrease in resting metabolic rate. Weight loss can be hindered by insufficient sleep, which reduces your metabolic rate and causes your hormone levels to shift in favor of hunger and fat storage.

Don’t fixate on the scale

If you’re trying to lose weight scales are probably part of your routine. It is possible, however, that the scale reading may not accurately reflect changes in your body composition. Losing weight is about losing fat. Workouts build muscle which takes up less space in your body than fat and is denser than fat, but dropping numbers isn’t the only way to show success. When it comes to working out, there are many other positive signs to look for.

When the scale does not change, you could be gaining muscle and losing fat while still maintaining your weight. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, consider how you feel and how your clothes fit, for a truer indication of how you are doing.

Fight weight loss using a medical approach

Weight loss is far more complex than exercising more and eating less. Genetics, hormones, and health status all contribute to a healthy metabolism. Prescription medication combined with a nutrition and movement plan may help some people lose weight up to 4 times more quickly than diet and exercise alone.

When you trust Dynamic Health Solutions to help you lose weight, you can be assured you’re getting a personalized weight loss program that works for you. Their medical professionals will create a weight loss program specifically tailored to your needs. Their success in helping people lose weight is due to their detail to individual needs and experience in helping scores of clients finally reach their weight loss goals.

Powerful, prescription weight loss solutions from Dynamic Health Solutions

Prescription medications are available through DHS to enhance your weight program. Each of the available medications has a different effect and can stabilize blood sugar, reduce appetite, and help you feel less hungry. Your Dynamic Health Solutions weight loss journey begins with an in-depth lifestyle and nutrition survey that your physician will use to determine if you are eligible for a prescription-based weight loss medication. Customized medical therapies including Metformin, Armour thyroid, MIC/B12, L-carnitine, Cytomel, and Phentermine are proven effective and are available only by prescription from your DHS weight loss physician.

Start losing weight today

Weight loss plateaus can be frustrating and demoralizing. However, they are a normal part of the weight loss process. Now with DHS, you can lose weight again and safely achieve your goal weight. Dynamic Health Solutions offers weight loss medications, nutrition optimization, and counseling to help you lose weight and keep it off. Every person’s metabolism is different, and DHS has a variety of solutions designed just for you. During your initial consultation, their exceptional medical staff will review your health history. Their team of weight loss experts will discuss your weight loss goals and develop a plan to help you safely and quickly lose the fat. If you qualify as a candidate for any of these medications, DHS’s board-certified physician will be there to educate and guide you through your weight loss program. Schedule your online consultation today to learn more about living well with the benefits of weight loss and optimal nutrition from Dynamic Health Solutions.

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