Nearly a third of all American adults are medically obese, and the numbers keep going up every year. The biggest contributing factor for this staggering number is diet. The American diet is laden with high-fat, high-sugar meal options. These genetically engineered, processed foods are what’s causing the obesity epidemic. Poor nutrition contributes to negative physical, mental, and emotional health. If you’re not eating right, you’re not going to feel well. If you want to look and feel your best, you need to change up your diet. Here’s what happens to your body when you shift your eating habits to a healthier routine!
Disclaimer: Effective Weight Loss Takes Time
Our weight loss experts always try to coach new patients on how to break the ‘quick fix’ mentality. There is no fast track to sustainable weight loss. If it took months or years to put on, it may take months or years to take off – for the long term, that is. The crash diets you see advertised in magazines may help you lose a set amount of weight, but they’re not sustainable. The unwanted pounds will creep back if you don’t make a major lifestyle change. Be patient! Results take time, but it’s worth it. If you stay consistent with a healthy diet, you’ll get steady results that last.
You’ll Be Feeling Better In Just One Week
When you shift your eating habits to a healthier lifestyle, you may notice changes within just the first week. This is because of the nutritional content of your meals. Consuming high-protein, high-vitamin meals (or meal replacements, like a Proti-VLC smoothie) provides your body with the nutrients it needs to function well. Sugar, salt, and fat all have addictive properties so there’s a good chance you may find yourself initially lethargic and mentally on-edge, but within a few days that should abate. After about a week on a healthy diet, your energy levels will shoot up. Studies have shown cognitive function is noticeably improved after just a single week eating well.
After A Month, Your Eating Habit Shift Will Have Settled In
Sticking to a healthy weight loss plan for a full month will let you enjoy the full benefits of good nutrition. With good hydration and nutrient-dense food, your skin will clear up. Redness, or inflammation, naturally goes away while acne is minimized. Your metabolism will be moving faster, as your body is now used to receiving healthy food on a regular basis. With your eating habit shifted to be more healthy than unhealthy, your energy levels will be higher than ever before. You can even start a new workout plan to double down on your weight loss goals with all that energy! Best of all, once you’ve been sticking to a healthy diet for a month or so you’ll have formed a habit. This habit will keep you on track for the months to come.
A Year Later and You’ll Be A Different Person
Shifting your eating habits is about subtle changes which build up over time. Reaching for a salad instead of fries won’t make a difference if you do it just once, but if you do it 50 times over the course of a year you’ll have made major progress in your weight loss journey. Consistency is key when it comes to sticking to a healthy diet. Once you’ve formed the habit, revel in your improved mood, higher energy, and slimmer body. You can take pride in knowing you kept your weight loss plan to a sustainable, healthy method instead of reaching for a quick fix. This way, you’re guaranteed to keep the weight off longer – potentially even your whole life!
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