Losing weight can be hard, and there are times when it may feel even harder than usual. If you're in any of these situations, it may be a good time to make a change or two in your weight loss plan.
- You're just getting started or thinking about getting started on a new plan.
- You were losing weight, but hit a plateau.
- You've started to regain weight and need help reversing the trend.
Now, what can you do to get your weight loss in gear? These are some ways to kickstart your diet.
Eating More Vegetables
Vegetables are low in calories and big in volume. They take up a lot of room in your stomach, so they can help you feel more full on fewer calories. Vegetables can also take up a lot of room on your plate, so you can use them to replace higher-calorie fare, such as mashed potatoes, French fries, rice, and pasta.
These are some ways to eat more vegetables.
- With eggs in omelets, scrambled eggs, and egg muffin cups.
- In sandwiches, salads, and soups.
- As side dishes and in casseroles, stir fry dishes, and sauces.
- As snacks with low-calorie dips, such as salsa.
Sleep recharges you so you can have more energy to be active during the day, but there’s more. Getting enough sleep allows your body to keep hunger hormones in check. Sleep deprivation causes hunger to increase, as well as cravings for high-calorie foods. Sleeping more, if you’re not getting enough, can normalize hormone levels and make weight loss easier.
What do a smoothie, a bag of potato chips, and a candy bar have in common? They’re popular snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrition. Swap them for lower-calorie choices that are higher in protein and fiber, and you might lose weight.
These are some examples.
- ½ apple with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- ½ cup of cottage cheese with ½ cup of berries
- 1 cup of baby carrots with ¼ cup of hummus
- ½ whole-grain English muffin with a 1-ounce slice of low-fat cheese.
Drinking More Water
Water is filling and naturally calorie-free. Drinking more can help you lose weight, according to research. You can get even more mileage from your water if you swap it for regular calorie beverages, such as soda or energy drinks.
Using Weight Loss Patches*
Weight Loss Patches by PatchAid are designed to support the hard work you’re already doing to lose weight. These are the choices.*
Ask your doctor if one may be right for you!
A few changes may be in order if you want to lose more weight. Eating more vegetables and other filling foods, getting enough sleep, choosing nutritious snacks, and drinking more water are a few ways to kickstart your diet. PatchAid Weight Loss Vitamin Patches can also support your changes. Remember to always talk to your healthcare provider before taking any new supplements or starting a new plan.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.