What Should I Focus On If I Want To Lose Weight?
If you want to lose weight, you need to focus on losing fat while maintaining muscle. Both diet and exercise are essential to removing fat, but many people go overboard with restrictive eating and over exercising, which can sabotage their efforts.
Instead, the Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine focuses on a healthy weight loss. This means a diet and exercise approach to maintain muscle mass and reset your metabolism. These fundamental guidelines. The Sklar Center Team goes in depth on how to implement these in your daily life as part of our programs.
Healthy Weight Loss: Eating Fat to Lose Fat
You might associate dietary fat with unwanted body fat, but dietary fat can help you lose more body fat. Eating healthy fats promotes weight loss by in various ways. Eating fat helps keep you full after meals, and it helps to maintain blood sugar at healthy levels.
The health way to lose weight is to get most of your daily calories from proteins and healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, coconut oil, and olive oil. At the same time, you lower your refined carbohydrate intake. The Sklar Center Intermittent Fasting Plan, the Sklar Center Keto Plan and the ProLon kit can set you on a path to weight loss and overall health.
Lose Fat But Keep Muscle
Many people who lose weight lose muscle mass in the process. Losing muscle mass slows the body’s metabolism in the long run and works against you. For sustainable healthy weight loss, you should focus on preserving your muscle mass. This is because it is the main fat burning tissue in your body. Proper exercise and enough protein intake help prevent muscle deterioration.
Take Your Time
Short-term fad diets are not healthy weight loss programs. They cause many people to gain back any weight they lost when they’re done with the program. This is because those diets are short-term solutions. For healthy weight loss, you need to learn how to eat in a whole new way for the long term. Recalibrating your way of life takes time, so your weight loss will too.
What Are the Benefits Of Weight Loss?
Losing even a modest amount of weight can significantly lower your risk of disease. Just a small 5-10% reduction in your weight leads to big advantages. Some of the most notable benefits include:
- Reduced diabetes risk
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Reduced cancer risk
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower inflammation levels
- Improved sleep apnea
- Increased longevity
- Reduced joint pain
What Are the Benefits Of A Ketogenic Diet?
Even if weight loss is not your only goal, a ketogenic diet can improve the following:
- Improved memory and cognition
- Reduced autoimmune symptoms
- Achieve healthy cholesterol levels
- Reduced cardiovascular disease
- Reduced cancer risk
What Are the Benefits of The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet?
Healthy fasting increases health and life span. The 5-day Prolon fasting mimicking diet helps jump start your weight loss efforts without losing muscle.
ProLon Benefits Include:
- Decreased body fat
- Decreased body weight
- Preserves lean body mass
- 60% of the weight loss is maintained 3 months after resuming a normal diet
ProLon Maintains Healthy Levels of:
- Fasting blood glucose
- Blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides
- C-reactive proteins
- Stem cells
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Our medically supervised programs are tailored to your body. Everyone has a different body chemistry, so what works for one person may not work for you. At the Sklar Center we consider your bio-individuality when we design your weight loss plan.
The benefits of healthy weight loss extend beyond this list. But these major improvements are invaluable for your health and longevity. If you’re ready to lose weight for good this time, contact the Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine about our Intermittent Fasting Program, our ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet and our Ketogenic Diet Plans.