Exercise may help you lose weight, but a balanced diet is crucial to keeping the pounds off. Proud to service the West Orange community, The MAX Challenge understands the importance of an integrated weight loss program, and offers 1-on-1 nutritional counselling to ensure your success. In an effort to educate all those who seek our support, we happily offer the following tips and tricks to keep your diet in check:
Eat When Hungry, Stop When Full
Focus on smaller portions at regular intervals to keep your metabolism and satiety in check. Rather than three large meals per day, eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Fill your plate with fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean meats and fish, but allow yourself the occasional treat. Remember, discipline – not deprivation – is key.
Reduce Sugar and Fat Intake
Not only can they affect your weight loss success, but high sugar and fat intake can have dangerous consequences on both your short- and long-term health. Focus on foods that naturally have less fat and sugar rather than those that have alternative or artificial ingredients, as research has yet to confirm the long-term health impact of diet-oriented additives.
Drink More Water
With all the options available in today’s market, it should be no difficulty to replace juice and soda with healthier alternatives. While water is the ideal choice for hydration, there are various teas and replenishing drinks that will benefit your weight loss journey.
Seek Professional Guidance
In addition to the expert advice of a personal trainer, a licensed nutritionist or dietician can play an integral role in your weight loss success. From what to eat and how to prepare it, having someone beside yourself to hold you accountable will help keep you on track and focused on your goals. Paired with the recommendations of your trainer, a nutritionist can help you design a meal plan specific to your workout regimen.
Whether you are already a member at your local West Orange gym or are still in the initial phases of your weight loss journey, The MAX Challenge of West Orange is here to help you succeed. Give us a call or stop in today to learn more.
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