Losing weight is a constant struggle for many Americans, but many don’t have the time to enroll in weight loss centers. To be considered “obese” a person must weigh at least 20% more than what’s considered a normal weight for your height and between 10% and 20% is termed “overweight.” While this is certainly not a perfectly accurate representation of unhealthy weight levels, it does give a standard for which to work off of.
In the U.S., approximately one-third of children and adolescents ages six to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese by these standards. The statistics don’t get any better when people reach adulthood either. Overweight and obese people make up two out of every three Americans, on average.
If you struggle with your weight, but don’t have the time or money for consistent weight loss clinics here are a couple strategies to utilize.
- Diet and Exercise: It’s common sense, but at the end of the day virtually every weight problem, with the exception of some extreme cases perhaps, can be solved through proper diet and exercise. It’s not about finding the perfect diet (hint: there is none), or some new trendy weight loss program. The simple fact of the matter is the best (and really only) way to lose weight is to be in a caloric deficit.
All that means is that you consume fewer calories then you exert throughout the course of a day (week, month, etc). Sure, eating healthier foods and certain things that can boost your metabolism can help, but the most important thing is to make sure you’re eating less then you’re spending and your body will eventually be forced to burn fat cells for energy.
- Sleep: Getting a good nights sleep is crucial for a variety of reasons to your health, including avoiding weight loss centers. Not only will sleep help your body more effectively and efficiently burn calories throughout the day and night, but it will also give you the mental clarity and motivation to keep committed to your goal.
- Coolsculpting: If all else fails, there’s still a way to avoid going to a group meeting at a weight loss center every week. A recent development known as cryolipolysis, or coolsculpting by brand, literally freezes the fat from your body. It can be a little costly, but the procedure takes less than an hour and can specifically target certain troublesome areas you might have.