In addition to our weight loss program and wellness coaching, there are things you can do to further your progress in losing weight. Here are 3 tips you can incorporate starting today via Healthline Magazine:
1. Drink Water, Especially Before Meals
It is often claimed that drinking water can help with weight loss — and that’s true.
Drinking water can boost metabolism by 24–30% over a period of 1–1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories.
One study showed that drinking a half-liter (17 ounces) of water about half an hour before meals helped dieters eat fewer calories and lose 44% more weight, compared to those who didn’t drink the water.
2. Drink Green Tea
Like coffee, green tea also has many benefits, one of them being weight loss.
Though green tea contains small amounts of caffeine, it is loaded with powerful antioxidants called catechins, which are believed to work synergistically with caffeine to enhance fat burning.
Although the evidence is mixed, many studies show that green tea (either as a beverage or a green tea extract supplement) can help you lose weight.
Green tea is available at most pharmacies, health stores, and grocery stores.
3. Take Probiotic Supplements
Taking probiotic supplements containing bacteria of the Lactobacillus subfamily have been shown to reduce fat mass.
However, the same doesn’t apply to all Lactobacillus species. Some studies have linked L. acidophilus with weight gain.
You can shop for probiotic supplements at many grocery stores, as well as online.
At Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness, our weight loss programs are unique in that they are physician-guided and individually tailored to each patient. Because every patient is different, no two treatment plans are the same. The same philosophy applies to our nutrition consulting and coaching programs. These programs are designed to be the next step after meeting with our doctors to ensure your investment in your new lifestyle takes root.
Our doctors have helped many men and women achieve their healthy weight goals. Managing your weight is a marathon, not a series of 100-yard dashes! The mainstay of our practice is a customized diet and exercise program combined with the use of FDA approved medications, all supervised by a certified bariatric physician.