Losing weight can be challenging to say the least, frustrating definitely, defeating, most likely. Yet, losing weight tops most people’s New Year’s Resolution list because it’s important for our overall health and wellness. Plus, you just want to look good.
When you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll take any help you can get. Outside of support from your family, you need answers. Rocky Mountain Hormone and Weight Loss Clinic serves the greater Denver Metro area with hormone and weight loss services. Often, hormones play a role in your weight gain if they are out of balance. We help to restore hormone balance with natural hormone replacement, as well as develop an individualized weight loss plan for you. In this blog post, we’ll explain how adding in exercise can help with weight loss. Contact us today for a free consultation!
HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS
How Do You Lose Weight?
There is only one way that you lose weight: you burn more calories than you consume. Period. A pill won’t take off the weight. A pill can help by causing appetite suppression or by putting your hormones back into balance, but it ultimately won’t cause weight loss.
Hence, if you want to lose weight, you need to cut what you are consuming — both food and drink. This is the most difficult part for people, especially those who love a certain food that is just not good for them, like french fries for example.
Many people can cut calories for a while, lose the weight, but then they put it right back on. This is where exercise comes into play. Exercise can help you keep the weight off for good. And it doesn’t even have to be that much. The important thing is that you start somewhere — and that includes you just moving.
Rocky Mountain Hormone and Weight Loss Clinic recommends that you start by walking. Walk in short spurts and then gradually make the time longer. Then, if you are up for it, try jogging. You’ll burn more calories jogging for 30 minutes than you will walking for 60 minutes. Before starting an exercise routine, check with your doctor to ensure you don’t have any prohibitive medical conditions first.
“I’m Walking, Now What?”
Once you are comfortable walking, and perhaps jogging, we recommend that you add in strength training. The goal is to add muscle, which burns more calories than fat. Furthermore, when you go on a diet, you also can lose muscle because your body is being forced to find other sources of fuel rather than the fuel from the food you eat.
Losing weight can also reduce your metabolic rate, which means you’ll burn less calories that you did before. The goal is to lose fat, not weight.
What about Cardio?
Cardio burns a lot of calories, more so than weight lifting. In fact, Rocky Mountain Hormone and Weight Loss Clinic often recommends to our clients in the Denver Metro area to start with cardio to lose weight quickly and then add in weight lifting.
Won’t Exercise Make Me Hungrier?
Exercise can make you hungrier, but this varies by person. If you time your meals correctly, eating before and after and don’t indulge just because you worked out, you should not experience an excess amount of hunger.
Does Exercise Affect Hormones?
Exercise can affect your hormones, especially ghrelin. Interestingly, immediately after exercise, you are not hungry as this hormone, ghrelin, is inactive. However, after about 30 minutes, this hormone returns to normal. Rocky Mountain Weight Loss Clinic notes that hormones are different for everyone, so you may not experience this effect at all.
Reexamine Your Diet
You are probably eating way more than you need. The fact is you can’t exercise away nutrition. What you put in your body has to be at the forefront of your mind every day. The sacrifices will work, even though they won’t be fun. Ultimately, you need to respect and love yourself enough to feed your body with fuel, not with processed junk food.
Change is never easy, but it’s worth it in the end.
HOW THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC CAN HELP
When your hormones are out of balance, it can affect much more than weight loss. Your energy levels, sleep quality, and mood can all be affected, leading to mood swings, low energy, depression, and a hard time remembering things.
Rocky Mountain Hormone and Weight Loss Clinic helps those in the Denver Metro area stabilize their hormones. Once your hormones are stabilized, you can decrease these symptoms and return to leading a high quality life. We help men and women get back to a normal life by using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. BHRT is a safe, natural method that can balance out your hormones through a plant-based hormone therapy solution. This type of hormone therapy replacement is more successful and less hazardous than artificial hormones.
Rocky Mountain Hormone and Weight Loss Clinic offers a free online hormone test. Once you have completed that, we’ll follow up with your for a free consultation in our Greenwood Village office. All of our programs are individualized based on your particular hormone balance needs. Whether you need a B12 injection, natural hormone balance, or testosterone replacement therapy, we can help. We have years of experience helping people just like you have more energy, improved health and memory, and lose weight. We are here for you every step of the way. Contact us today for your free consultation!