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How To Lose Weight

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How To Lose Weight

We all want to know how to lose weight without exercising – and the truth is that it takes special attention to your unique needs and what works for you. While the results may not be as dramatic as what we might get through intensive exercise and extreme dietary changes, it’s nonetheless achievable to drop a few kilos through medically guided dieting and some lifestyle changes. [1]

There are as many simple ways to lose weight as there are complicated ones. We’re not here to dismiss any of them – rather, we’re here to talk about the slimming tips that aim for realistic weight loss, especially for those who prefer to lose weight at home. [2]

At Moshy the women's health online platform, we’re changing the way women approach health concerns like how to lose weight. Through telehealth, we’ve connected thousands of Australian patients with AHPRA-registered doctors who are ready to help you on your weight loss journey.

Here are a few common questions that come to mind when looking for healthy ways to lose weight, and our takes on their answers.

What habits can help me lose weight quickly?

Some of the best weight loss methods come down to good habits and dietary discipline – if you’ve heard of counting calories, this is the principle that brought that practice to life.

However, not all weight loss strategies work uniformly for every person. Our bodies each have a unique ecosystem, with their own peculiar needs and requirements. One of the best ways to lose weight is to develop habits that are specific to your needs, and that’s something our Moshy doctors keep in mind when assessing your personal weight loss plan.

One good habit to have is to set firm and realistic weight loss goals. [3] If you aim for such drastic results in a very brief period, you could be risking your health – remember that your body is changing and will need time to adjust to such changes.

Planning how to lose weight also means setting realistic expectations. A 20 kilo weight loss goal in two weeks is not only extreme; it’s also dangerous for your body due to possible nutrient deficiencies with extreme dieting or risking muscle injuries if you’re exercising. On the other hand, losing two to three kilograms in the same length of time is more sustainable and healthy, even if the most physical activity you’re getting is a couple of brisk jogs around the neighbourhood. [4]

Developing a healthy eating plan for weight loss by improving your eating habits is another great answer when it comes to how to lose weight safely. [5]There’s a saying that we are what we eat, and this is accurate to an extent. If we are constantly consuming low-nutrient foods that are also high in saturated fats or sodium, we are overtaxing our metabolism, [6] which leads to weight gain that is difficult to burn off. [7]

Your diet also affects your mental health. Serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’, is produced in the gastrointestinal tract. If your stomach is constantly upset, then you’ll also be upset, as serotonin production is disrupted. [8] 

Of course, a diet only works if it’s practised regularly, which is why it’s also important to develop the habit of eating regularly and at approximately fixed schedules. [9] Your metabolism can be encouraged to process nutrients more efficiently; [10] training your body’s hunger instincts to expect meals at specific times works towards healthier weight management. [11] 

All of these would not be very effective without a clear understanding of how you eat, or what your diet is like.[12] A habit that may prove priceless is tracking what you eat. Knowing the enemy is half of the battle, and when we battle our diet, it’s crucial to know how to lose weight healthily and effectively.

Some questions to ask when developing a meal tracking habit are the following:

  • Are there any pre-existing conditions that are keeping you from losing weight naturally?
  • Are there any foods that upset your gastrointestinal system without your noticing?
  • Are you eating adequately or receiving the appropriate nutrition for your body?

Armed with these questions and their resulting answers, you may get a stronger impression of what your diet is like, and how to improve upon it. If you’re not sure where to start, though, don’t worry – that’s what your Moshy doctor is for, so don’t hesitate to consult them regarding your findings.

Is there such a thing as fat burning foods?

Understanding how to lose weight is sometimes just understanding how your diet works. This does not apply to everyone but is merely a step in the right direction to effective weight loss.

There are certain nutrients that are ideal for a diet plan for weight loss, such as vegetables, whole grains (e.g., brown rice, buckwheat, oatmeal) and probiotics. That said, ‘fat burning’ covers a wide range of foods, so here are a couple of our top picks.

Provided you’re not allergic to any member of its food family, nuts are a great food to include in your diet, as they keep you feeling full due to their high protein and fat content. A few grams of certain types of nuts can sustain you for a few hours, which makes them great go-to snacks whether you’re hitting the gym or tiding yourself over between lunch and dinner at the office.[13]

Another great food choice to include in your weight loss plan is seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids. [14] Fish meat is typically much leaner compared to red meat while still providing comparable amounts of much-needed protein to the body. Omega-3 fatty acids also have the added bonus of lowering triglycerides, which is a type of fat that encourages the development of heart disease when they reach excessive levels. [15]

Can I still lose weight without going to the gym?

With a dedicated mindset and science-backed guidance, it’s possible to lose weight without going to the gym. This principle of how to lose weight is at the heart of our weight loss programs at Moshy. 

From anti-aging to weight management plans, our licenced doctors and medical professionals help our clients and patients every step of the way to customise their approach toward a healthier self. Here at Moshy, we work with you through consultation checkpoints and diet programs, which are aided by our meal replacement shakes to supplement the nutrients you’ll need as your body undergoes new changes.

All of our weight loss programs are science-backed, clinically tested, and fully customised for your specific dietary needs. We’re also entirely online, so you can consult with your Moshy doctor from the privacy of your own home. Our monthly subscription plan delivers your meal supplements to your doorstep.

Losing weight at home doesn’t have to be more uncomfortable than it needs to be. Let us work with you and your healthy weight loss plan.

Take the Moshy weight loss quiz and get a personal weight loss program personalised to you & your health goals – whatever they are.

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