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How to Make Weight Loss Easier

How to Make Weight Loss Easier

Weight loss is never an easy task. With fast food, easy transportation, and alcohol, becoming an indispensable part of our daily lives, it seems to many like weight loss is near impossible.

Weight loss can be either the easiest or hardest thing you ever do. It’s up to you to decide!

The key to successful weight loss is to not consider it as a diet or as something you have to do. By incorporating little things into your everyday routine, you can start shedding pounds without even realizing it.

Try these weight loss tips if you’re tired of the same old diets that never seem to work for you:

  1. Eat more: Of course, the key here is to add healthy foods that you really enjoy. Pack your favorite fruits in your lunch bag, add vegetables to each meal (they will also give color to your dish and make it look more appetizing).
  2. Forget the word “exercise:” If the words “exercise” and “working out” bother you, don’t work out. Don’t force yourself to go to the gym if you don’t want to. Instead, you can burn calories by doing an activity you like. If it’s a beautiful, sunny day go for a nice walk with your friends. If you love shopping, go to the mall and visit every store. If you love your car, you can wash it every few days and make it a family activity that you can share with your children. Even when you’re at home, you can put on the music channel and dance to your favorite tunes. Think about anything that you love to do and try to make it work for your benefit.
  3. Stay hydrated: If you’re feeling very hungry, drink some water before a meal; water will lessen your hunger and will keep you from overeating. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will also revitalize your body and give you energy.
  4. Share: Going out to dinner with a friend? Why not split a salad and a platter? That way, not only will you keep from eating too much, but you will also save money.
  5. Use smaller plates: Trick yourself by using smaller plates and filling them up. That way, it will look more visually pleasing than using a large plate with a small amount of food.
  6. Be patient: Weight loss will not come quickly. It will take time and it will seem difficult at first. But research shows that, based on experience, people who have lost weight have reported that it gets easier over time. And because it gets easier and becomes part of your daily life, you will lose weight and keep it off.
Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.