One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, perhaps because the holidays are a time of indulgence for many. Any weight loss program must cover the basics, but you can also provide clients and customers with additional help. Here are some suggestions from InterHealth Nutraceuticals; we provide high quality, scientifically tested products to help with weight management and health.
Lower Carb Intake
For many people, one of the best ways to actually lose weight is to cut back on carbs. Sugar and refined carbohydrates provide little in the way of nutrition and can cause the blood sugar to spike. All low-carb plans operate on the premise that carbs should be limited, especially in the early stages of the diet, and that those carbs in the diet should come primarily from fresh fruits and vegetables. A low-carb diet is not necessarily the only way to lose weight, and other strategies may be helpful to maintain weight loss, but it is often an excellent choice for initial weight loss.
Exercise is a critical component of any weight loss or weight maintenance program. Perhaps most important, regular exercise promotes heart health and endurance. It also helps people sleep better. Vigorous exercise results in “afterburn” – a period of increased metabolism immediately after the exercise period. Exercise builds muscle, which can replace excess fat. Muscle takes up less space, however, so a muscular person looks slimmer than one of the same weight who has a higher proportion of body fat. Minimum exercise requirements for most people: 30 minutes of aerobic exercise five times a week and an additional 30 minutes of strength-building exercise at least twice a week.
A Little Extra
In addition to the basics of diet and exercise, many people find it useful to take supplements. Supplements in a weight loss program have several functions. First, micronutrient deficiencies can trigger food cravings. Second, many supplements affect metabolic processes such as blood sugar regulation and fat digestion. Third, a few supplements can help suppress appetite. One of these is LOWAT®, a 2:3 ratio of Piper betle leaf and Dolichos biflorus seed extract. Research indicates LOWAT® can more than double weight loss in comparison to diet and exercise alone, and suppress the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite.
If you are interested in helping your clients lose weight, please consider LOWAT® and other products from InterHealth Nutraceuticals. We offer a wide variety of health-promoting supplements. You can contact us at https://www.interhealthusa.com/ or 1-800-783-4636 for more information.
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