🏋️‍♀️ “Discover, the most effective ways to Lose Weight in 12 weeks”

 In Corporate Wellness, diet, engagement, Wellness Programs

One of the main questions that we receive is how do I lose weight? While I know not everyone will be looking to lose weight, but 1.9 billion adults 18 years or older are overweight.

Most people have the desired weight and this might be the weight you were 5 years ago, or when you first got married, or before you had kids and the thought of getting back to that can be daunting and overwhelming. One of the main barriers for individuals is not knowing where to start, what to eat, or how to exercise. 

You’re also probably thinking “that’s great, but how do I lose weight?” Well, the answer is very simple; weight gain is a result of a positive energy imbalance, where energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. In order to lose weight, you need to do the inverse of this by decreasing caloric intake and increasing energy expenditure (or movement) creating a negative energy imbalance or deficit. Currently, in the United States, obesity affects 38 per cent of the general population. While this concept is simple, it’s the implementation and adherence that is difficult and this is where EP Health is there to help.

An abundance of studies has shown that the most effective approach to achieving a negative energy balance is a combination of diet, exercise, and behaviour modification. So this involves moving more, making better dietary choices, and getting enough sleep.

Small changes can make a big difference and a few simple tricks to implement are:

  • Try to find ways to move more such as Taking the stairs or going for a walk on your break
  • Reducing the intake of highly processed foods and preparing meals in advance
  • Eating fruits and vegetables with every meal as these can help will feel satiated or full, and
  • Consume a half gallon of water per day, and

While the goal might be to lose weight, the desired outcome is making lifestyle changes that can be implemented and maintained

 

Reference:

World Health Organization (16 February 2018) “Obesity & Overweigh.” Retrieved from https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight

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