Tips to Lose 10 Pounds Through Medical Weight Loss

December 1, 2011

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ten poundsIf you’d like to lose 10 pounds and are wondering what the best way to do it might be, you’ve come to the right place.

Unlike fad diets, The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) program can help you lose 10 pounds faster, safer, and in a more nutritionally balanced way than any other program. In just a few weeks you can say goodbye to those extra 10 pounds once and for all.

Here are three tips to get you started on your journey to lose 10 pounds:

Turn Off the TV: Many Americans spend far too much time doing sedentary activities such as watching TV. If you are one of them, try allocating that TV time to a more active pursuit such as an after-dinner stroll, window shopping at the mall, or getting outside with the kids. Not only will you burn more calories, you’ll also be less likely to indulge in the mindless snacking that often accompanies watching television.

Add In Exercise: If you aren’t exercising already, make it a point to find an activity you enjoy and start doing it several times a week. While it may seem forced at first, once you get in the fitness habit, chances are you’ll look forward to the opportunity to burn off stress and excess calories all at the same time. No time? Try adding activity into your day in small spurts by doing things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, bringing in groceries one bag at a time, or parking in the furthest parking spot at the store.

Eat the Old-Fashioned Way: A good rule of thumb for choosing healthy foods is to ask yourself, “Was this food around 200 years ago?” If not, it’s likely a highly processed “junk food” that contains lots of fat, salt, and calories but little actual nutrition. If you eat a lot of boxed, frozen, or canned foods, make a point to switch to eating fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, lean meat, whole grains, brown rice, and other “old-fashioned” foods.

Most important, make sure your focus is to lose 10 pounds of fat, not just to lose 10 pounds of weight. The body composition analysis scales found in CMWL centers can help you to determine where your weight loss is coming from: fat, muscle, or water.

In fact, a balanced weight loss plan like the one at The Center for Medical Weight Loss can help ensure you aren’t setting yourself up for regaining the 10 pounds or more you may lose – unlike fad diets, which can trigger the starvation response, slowing your metabolism and causing you to lose muscle mass. We’ll make sure you lose the 10 pounds (or more) the healthy way!

Dr. Michael Kaplan

Founder and Chief Medical Officer

The Center for Medical Weight Loss

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