Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shhhh! OMNI Medical Center 's Secrets to Staying at a Healthy Weight

Getting down to your goal weight while you're on an hCG diet can be easy, but keeping it off is the true challenge. 

So here are 4 secrets OMNI Medical Center is revealing to you... about how you can maintain your healthy weight once your medical weight loss program with us is complete!

A group of researchers started a database called the National Weight Control Registry, which tracked more than 5,000 people who have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for more than five years -- without gastric bypass surgery. 
Here are the 4 'secrets' researchers found was key for these 5,000 people to keep off those excess pounds: 

1) Eat Breakfast! 78% of the people studied made time for their "most important meal of the day." Other research has shown that people who regularly skip breakfast are statistically 4.5 times more likely to be overweight, and people who eat breakfast tend to eat fewer calories all day. (But what if you don't have time to prepare something elaborate? That's okay, try a protein smoothie with OMNI Medical Center's whey protein powder!)

2) Weigh Yourself Regularly! 75% of the group studied weighed themselves at least once a week. Research shows that weekly weigh-ins can give you a sense of your body's usual pattern, and that's important because if you see a change from what's typical, you can make the connection about what's happening and address it right away (which is why we like all our patients to come into OMNI Medical Center once a week for a weigh-in...and a B-12 shot too!).

3) Turn off the tube! 62% of the subjects studied watched less than 10 hours of TV per week. In case you didn't know...we tend to burn fewer calories while watching TV than we do reading or even sleeping. And what's even worse...studies show that people eat between 30-70% more while watching TV.

4) Make Time for Some Exercise!  90% of this group exercised on average about one hour per day. That sounds like a lot, especially because the Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 60% of American adults are not regularly active. But that 60 minutes doesn't have to be all at once (so you can breathe a sigh of relief!)... It can be 15 minutes before work, 15 minutes carved out of your lunch break, and 30 minutes in the evening after dinner. And the even better news doesn't have to involve going to the gym. So what are you waiting for, get that heart rate up already!

For more healthy lifestyle tips or to find out about the medical weight loss program at OMNI Medical Center visit our web site:

Here's to bigger weight loss goals...and smaller waistlines!
--The OMNI Medical Center Team

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