Now that January is coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on your New Years Resolutions. How many have you stuck to, and how many have you let fall by the wayside? One of the most common resolutions each year is to lose weight, but as the Doc has explained before, you should actually be aiming to lose fat. You’ve probably heard that muscle weighs more than fat. That’s why it’s important not to be disheartened if the number on the scales isn’t going down – it’s not an accurate representation of fat loss! Instead, watch out for some of these non-scale-victories that show your hard work really is paying off.
Your clothes start to feel looser
Have you noticed your clothes feeling a bit roomier than usual? When you lose fat + gain muscle, your measurements are likely to go down. Loosely fitting clothes may be one of the first non-scale-victories you notice, and one of the most exciting! Why not reward yourself with some new clothes as you drop in size? This will help you to stay motivated, plus looking and feeling your best.
You have more energy
All of a sudden your body is leaner + stronger. It will become easier to move around and get through day-to-day chores, not to mention you’ll find that you can exercise longer, harder, and stronger than before. If you’re consistently pairing regular exercise with portion-controlled, nutritionally balanced foods, you’ll be full of energy and ready to take on the world!
You feel healthier overall
Overweight and obese people are more likely to suffer from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, respiratory problems, as well as some cancers. But when you lose fat, not only will you start to see these risks significantly decrease, you’ll also be rewarded with increased moods, self-esteem, and improved mental health. How good is that?!
These are just a few non-scale-victories you can expect to see with the help of The Doctor’s Kitchen’s healthy-balance-meals, gluten-free-meals, dairy-free-meals, pescatarian-meals, vegetarian-meals, and vegan-meals. Your weight-loss journey is just the beginning. If you’re ready to start seeing sustainable non-scale-victories, head over to the Doc’s website and book in to see the Doc or order from the Doc’s purely delicious + full of goodness menu.
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