Weight-Loss-Brisbane | Three reasons you’re not losing weight
Crash diets and quick fixes may seem appealing for fast results, but they are not sustainable or healthy in the long run. For weight-loss to work effectively, it’s important to think of your choices as a lifestyle rather than a diet.
Most of us gain weight for three main reasons:
- We eat too much
If we consume more calories than we use for metabolism and exercise, the excess is stored as body fat. The amount of calories you should eat each day varies from person to person depending on your activity level, body and weight-loss goals. Everyone is different, which is why our Doctors work out how many calories you should be aiming for in order to reach your weight goals. The aim here is to show you the portion size that you should be eating to keep a healthy body and weight.
Just by making a few simple changes to the ingredients you choose, how you cook them and your portion size you can make improvements to your health and wellbeing that last a lifetime. Get some doc-spiration from the Doc’s range of menus which include plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, heart healthy fats and good protein sources.
- We eat the wrong things
You should consume a balance of different nutrients every day for optimum health. Carbohydrates, protein and fats are all necessary for a healthy-diet, however it can be difficult to find the right balance. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy that fuels our bodies. Choose simple carbs such as those found in fruits and vegetables and wholegrain breads, pasta and rice.
Protein is important for repairing cells and building muscle. It can be found in a range of animal-based and plant-based foods, such as meat, eggs, legumes and lentils. The Doctor’s Kitchen also offers a range of protein powders that are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan and a perfect low-calorie supplement to keep you satisfied between meals. Try to choose protein-rich foods that aren’t too high in saturated fats.
Too much saturated fat can raise your cholesterol to unhealthy levels. Instead, aim for unsaturated fats, which are found predominantly in plant-based products such as avocado, nuts and seeds. The Doc recommends reading the back of labels – just because the label may state that it’s healthy, gluten-free or low fat, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for you.
- We don’t move enough
It’s important to stay active and to incorporate regular physical activity as part of your daily life. There are so many ways to get your heart rate up these days, so why not mix up your routine? Make sure to incorporate strength training, cardio and stretching for the best results. The cardio will help to keep you fit and reduce body fat, resistance training will help to shape and tone your body as well as helping to boost your metabolism.
It can be confusing to find the right balance and frustrating when nothing seems to work. The Doc can help take the stress out of getting into shape with nutritionally balanced, wholesome menus personalised just to you.
If you’re ready to make a healthy, sustainable lifestyle choice, take a look at the Doc’s purely delicious healthy balance, dairy-free-meals and gluten-free-meals, pescatarian-meals, vegetarian-meals or vegan-meals that can be tailored to you following your booking with one of our team of Doctors.