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Tried And Tested: Medicinal Weight Management

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Tried And Tested: Medicinal Weight Management

You can find loads of guides, posts, and other content around the web that is dedicated to helping you to manage your weight without changing your lifestyle. They will promise that you can lose weight without diet and exercise – which we all know is untrue. This is a shame, as it holds a lot of people back from their ultimate goals. To help you out, this post will be exploring some of the tried and tested methods of weight management, all with a strong background in the medical field:

Getting Bigger:

For a lot of people, gaining weight in the form of muscle will be the key goal in mind, and this will take a lot of dedication if you want to handle it correctly. Your body will need to have the right balance of different nutrients for the results you desire. Along with this, though, there are also some other chemicals at play which can have an impact on your ability to gain weight.

  • Energy Levels: When you go to the gym and find yourself struggling to complete exercises because of your energy levels on a regular basis, it can be hard to make sure that you’re getting the most from your workouts. To help you with this, energy supplements can be a great place to start. Of course, you have to be careful, as some of these products can be bad for your liver and other essential organs.

 

  • Testosterone: For both men and women alike, increasing the levels of testosterone in your blood will have a range of effects. It can boost energy, making it easier to work hard. It can improve your metabolism, making the food you eat go a lot further. Most of all, though, this hormone will promote muscle development at a much faster pace than you normally expect. For anyone looking to gain some weight, supplements like this could be a great benefit to you.

Getting Smaller:

On the other side of the spectrum, a lot of people at the gym are also there because they’d like to lose some weight. This process is slightly different, and the methods you use will often have to be given to you by a doctor. Even with this barrier in the way, it shouldn’t be too hard to get started with something like this once you have an idea of what is out there for you to try.

  • Diet Pills: The human body is very easy to control when you have the right tools to do it. If you find yourself very hungry a lot of the time, losing weight can be extremely difficult. To avoid this, appetite suppressants can stop your hunger in its tracks, making you feel full when you haven’t eaten. It goes without saying that you have to be careful with an option like this, as it is easy to under-eat when you’re doing it.

 

  • Shrinkage: Your body uses the capacity of your stomach and how much of it is taken up to decide when to tell you that you’re hungry. If your stomach is bigger, it will be harder to fill it, and you will need to eat more to satisfy yourself. A gastric bypass procedure from Bay Bariatrics can solve this for you, shrinking your stomach and making it faster to fill.

 

  • Psychology: As the last option to consider, it’s time to think of a different kind of medicine. Playing tricks on your mind is an easy way to stop yourself from eating too much. Drinking water, for example, can make you feel full without having to eat. Likewise, a lot of people find that certain activities will trigger their food cravings, making it hard to keep on top of a diet.

Controlling the size of your body is an art that a lot of people struggle with. With all of the complex food planning, exercise, and other life changes that you often have to make to achieve the results you want, it can feel impossible to even think about the work that you have ahead of you. It can be wise to talk to a medical professional during your journey, as their support will be one of the greatest tools you have. After a couple of weeks, most of these routes will start to show their success.

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Important Steps For Preventing Obesity In Dogs

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Important Steps For Preventing Obesity In Dogs

Most people pay close attention to their weight, and with the modern prevalence of obesity, that’s hardly surprising. The dangers of obesity are huge, and the condition affects much more than just our looks! Unfortunately, standards in pet care have also meant that this is a very real concern for dogs, as well. If you’re worried about your dog’s weight, here are some important steps for making sure that they don’t become obese:

Knowing Their Healthy Weight: Keeping tabs on your dog’s weight may seem a little excessive to some pet owners, but it’s extremely important if you want to minimize their chances of obesity. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through the challenge of getting them to sit still on scales regularly, and mapping this on a chart. Checking a dog’s weight by ratio is fairly easy, barring a handful of breeds. Their ribs should be easily felt, but not visible most of the time. They should also have a fairly well-defined waist. There are many handy guides that you can find on the internet for judging your pooch’s weight.

Changes to Their Diet: In many cases, you won’t need to change the food that you’re feeding your dog. Sure, if one chicken dog treat has less additives than another, then switch to the healthier option. Aside from that, sudden changes to their diet will usually just lead to an upset stomach. The portion sizes you’re giving them are usually the thing that you should be paying more attention to. Try to avoid tossing them scraps from the table, and make sure that you’re keeping an eye on the amount of treats that you’re giving them when you’re trying to decide on a healthy portion size.

While there are a lot of guidelines out there for this, remember that they are only guidelines. You should be trying different combinations with your dog, keeping in mind their weight ratio, and figuring out what’s best for them. All dogs, even of the same breed and age, have different body types and levels of activity. These factors need to come into play when you’re working out the best portion sizes for your dog. If your pooch is acting hungry when you know they’re getting enough to eat, try adding some fresh, steamed greens. These have very few calories, and are a great source of fiber.

Getting Enough Exercise: Finally, try to make time to ensure that your dog is getting enough exercise. Exercise is not only essential for your dog’s mood and mental health, but also a big factor in their physical health, as well. This needs to be more than a walk around the block, depending on the individual dog. Slow, leisurely strolls are nice when you’ve had a stressful day, but if you really want your dog to keep at a healthy weight, you also need to get some more vigorous exercise – power walking, running, and so on. This will be beneficial for you and your dog’s weight! Even an extra 15 minutes can make a big difference to your dog’s weight, so get out there!

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PUPPER!!!

A slim dog is a happy dog (as my vet says). Although chubby puppers look adorable, it’s not healthy or fair to them. Manage your dog’s weight for a longer and happier lifetime with your doggo.

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Monday Update: 24 Hour Fasting Edition

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Monday Update: 24 Hour Fasting Edition

Hiii everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had a fab weekend. So, I’m not gonna lie, this past holiday season (as amazing as it was) left me feeling far less than confident about my body. With big events like my graduation party, Christmas, and New Year’s, I was left feeling bloated and just not okay. And the fact that Ohio winters are freaking frigid leaves outdoor activities out of the option when it’s a whole fifteen degrees out!

Normally, I have few body blues now, which I am so thankful for, but the utter lack of confidence that I felt about the newly found tightness in my clothing made me kind of freak out. My weight typically fluctuates give or take five pounds but what I had was a weight gain that I could notice in the way my clothes fit and the way I felt and I hated it.

I had heard about 24 Hour Fasting before just from the random online articles and crazy celebrity diets that you might hear about on E! and I figured that I might as well give it a go. I liked that it was something that I could start right away without having to prepare for a shopping trip to the grocery store to stock up on all things healthy. It was also something that I knew that I would be successful at because my eating schedule is so haphazard as is that sometimes I only end up eating a meal at dinner which is what the 24 hour fast would leave me with.

So, two week ago, the plan was to have a meal that was something that I would normally eat at five o’clock in the afternoon and I was to eat enough to feel satisfied. Then, my next meal would commence twenty-four hours later. Initially and admittedly, it sounds crazy. But, my god, was it effective. After one week of following this plan strictly, my clothes were left fitting back to normal if not, looser than before. My stomach looked nice and flat and I was SO pleased.

Don’t ask me the amount of weight that I lost because I refuse to weigh myself but I knew that it was enough to get me back to feeling totally normal. The following week, I was less strict with the plan because of the progress that was made and only did the fast for three days. By the end of the week I was happy to see that I was still looking and feeling as good as I did at the end of the first week.

Now, for this week I plan on fasting for two days and then working my way back into a normal eating routine afterwards. I will say that the 24 hour fast is not for everyone – especially for those with diabetes or other medical conditions which require eating throughout the day. However, for those that are trying to lose a little weight and are able to not eat for a significant amount of time and not feel lightheaded, then I think the 24 hour fast is a great way to go.

If this is something that you would be interested in, then I recommend doing a lot of research before you start. I looked into it by reading articles and blog posts about the fast and made sure that I felt comfortable with it before I started. In the future, I plan on perhaps doing two or three days of 24 hour fasting once a month (or none at all) and leave it at that because I am really happy with my results! I am also especially happy that I can say bye bye to the tummy that I gained compliments of going too hard this holiday season. 🙂

So there you have it, this week’s Monday Update: 24 Hour Fasting Edition! What is one of the craziest diets that you have tried? How do you personalize intermittent fasting for yourself? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah