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For millions of people around the world, weight loss feels like an insurmountable obstacle. You want to lose weight but you’ve tried various methods and they’ve either failed or delivered subpar results. Fortunately, there is no reason to give up hope. In fact, there are many proven methods that can help you lose inches around your waist and generally feel better about yourself!

In today’s post, we are going to look at 5 weight loss techniques that actually work. So, let’s get started!

Formal Weight Loss Programs

Many people struggle with maintaining motivation with different weight-loss regimens. For this reason, formal weight loss programs are often better than trying to lose weight on your own. When you have professionals monitoring your progress and giving you actionable tips every step of the way, you are far more likely to hit your weight loss goals. There are dozens of great weight loss programs around the country, including those offered by RCMC.

Intermittent Fasting

You might have heard of intermittent fasting, but it is not just one of those “fad” diets that come and go. In fact, many religions practice some form of fasting, and the practice of fasting has been proven to have various positive effects on your overall health. Thus, intermittent fasting is not some kind of pseudo-scientific weight loss method with dubious consequences. It is actually a great way to lose weight at a healthy pace. There are various ways to practice intermittent fasting, but the key is to schedule your meals so that you spend longer periods fasting than you spend eating. For example, you can do the classic 16:8 schedule, which has you fasting for 16 hours per day and eating during the remaining 8 hours. 

Carb-Reduction Diets

Low-carb diets have been around for years. While some are more promising than others, the fact is that reducing your overall carbohydrate intake is an effective way to burn fat. The important part is to replace the lost carbs with healthy, lean proteins. This way, your body is getting what it needs to be energetic, while also burning excess fat. It’s a win-win!

Incremental Exercise Techniques

Many people try to jump into exercise with all of their strength. Unfortunately, this can quickly prove to be a tiring and frustrating task. Instead, you should try incrementally introducing exercise into your schedule. In other words, you should start small with little exercises here and there; a walk in the park or a 5-minute jog. As you become more accustomed to exercise, your body and mind will be more willing to amp up the exercise regimen at a comfortable pace.

Multi-Task Movement

Finally, the vast majority of people who want to lose weight have jobs that keep them glued to a chair for 8 hours (or more) per day. This can make it hard to do the one thing that guarantees weight loss: movement. So, if you have a job that allows it, try to implement multi-task movement. This means focusing on work tasks or other important responsibilities while also moving your body. It can be as simple as lunges or jumping jacks; the important thing is to get the blood pumping!  

Are you looking for even more health and weight loss advice? If so, be sure to check out some of our other posts on talkhealth today!



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