Obesity is a difficult road to walk, especially alone and especially when it feels like you’ve tried your best and not found any success in healing or changing your lifestyle.
Fortunately, the good news is that it is absolutely possible for you to recover, and there are thousands of people across the world who have been able to turn their lives and health around for the better, using various tips and techniques. If the weight loss strategy simply hasn’t been working for you, try a different route instead of giving up hope.
Here are five ways to take your health into your hands.
Of course, medical intervention should be a last resort, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good option for those who have been trying different strategies for years and have seen no success.
Bariatric surgery is an option for those who are simply unable to lose weight naturally, but keep in mind that while effective, this type of procedure has lasting effects and will still require a lifestyle change. You’ll need to focus on your diet strictly for the rest of your life and consistently take a multivitamin with iron as well as other supplements.
Another route to try for more natural weight loss is calorie and macronutrient counting. This is a great tool for learning more about the energy content of the food you consume and the effects they have on your body.
Using a calorie counting app is only worthwhile if you’re consistent and track everything you eat accurately. In this way, you’ll be able to make 100% sure you’re in a small calorie deficit which should enable you to lose weight slowly and sustainably.
If calorie counting is too much effort for you or wreaks havoc on your mental health, you might want to try a different approach such as intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting has many health and weight loss benefits, and you don’t need to count a single calorie.
This method involves eating only for a strict amount of hours throughout your day and fasting for the rest of the time. While it may take some time for your mind and body to adjust, this is a very effective way of losing weight.
Focus on Protein Intake
You might want to start out by simply focusing on increasing how much protein you consume, before eliminating any other foods. Researching the many benefits of a high-protein diet, for weight loss and general overall health, will highlight why this could be beneficial for you.
Simply increasing your protein will help you to feel more satiated from your meals and help you feel fuller for longer and snack less.
Add More Movement to Your Day
Exercise is not the best tool for weight loss, but it is most certainly helpful for creating a calorie deficit to help you lose weight.
Simply by adding more walking to your day, a few strength training sessions each week or starting to do yoga and intensify your flows by adding more resistance, you’ll be burning more calories and working towards your goal.