We’re two full months into 2012: are you meeting your New Year’s weight loss resolution?
Many of us resolved to shed a few extra pounds in 2012. Have you been successful? Did you stick to a weight loss program? Did you accomplish any of the goals you set yourself to on January 1st? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Consumer polls show that about ¾ of survey respondents do not make it three months into their resolutions; and a third do not last even 30 days.
So what can you do to get back on track?
At Irwin Naturals, we believe that an effective weight loss program should go beyond diet plans and exercise routines, which have failed so many people in the past. Of course, diet and exercise are absolutely essential to losing weight, but it’s important to think outside the box… to address other facets of health in order to bring the whole body to a more optimal level of wellness. A good starting point is to address the three S’s: sleep, stress management and strong digestion.
- Sleep: Research studies suggest that getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night can help to balance appetite regulatory hormones. The equation is simple: sleep more, eat less throughout the day.
- Stress management: Stress can lead to chronically elevated levels of cortisol, which can undermine any attempt at weight loss – as it suppresses stomach acid, slows down metabolism, promotes insulin resistance and diabetes, and encourages the accumulation of abdominal fat. Stress management techniques are essential to keeping weight off.
- Strong digestion: In addition to watching what you eat, it is important to consider how you eat it. The manner in which you consume food directly affects the quality of your digestive process. To optimize your digestion, it’s important to eat meals at the same times everyday, to chew your food slowly and thoroughly, and to avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Good digestion is an absolute prerequisite for healthy and permanent weight loss.
These three simple tips, in conjunction with one of our high quality weight loss supplements, can help to maximize your results. With the right mix of motivation and healthy products, you can achieve your weight loss goals for 2012!