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Tips for Weight Loss

Tips for Weight Loss

Summary: Including these small, effortless habits in your diet and lifestyle can help boost your weight loss process.

These tips can help ease your weight loss and make you feel full faster.

Set a timer

Every time you have a meal, set your timer to 20 minutes and try not to finish your meal before the alarm goes off. This is important because when you eat too quickly, your stomach doesn’t have enough time to tell your brain that it’s full. This makes you overeat.

Get more sleep

Research has supported the claim that those who sleep less than 7 hours per night have significantly increased appetites. In addition, getting more sleep takes away from time spent snacking and being inactive.

Include soup in your meals

Starting your meal with soup helps you feel full sooner, but watch out for creamy soups because these can have high fat content and can be high in calories. Always look at the nutritional facts label.

Cut back on the soda

Try replacing soda with water. If you prefer having a flavorful drink, you can squeeze in some lemon and mint for a refreshing taste.

Eating out

When eating out in a restaurant, we tend to be attracted by appetizing images and order food that is high in calories. You can, however, for example, order an appetizer for a meal and have a salad on the side. You can also have the restaurant give you half the meal in a doggie bag before you start eating.

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.