Ever felt like a hopeless case when it comes to losing weight? This is a common feeling because dieting alone can be difficult and no one wants to give up the foods they love. But, what if it doesn’t have to be like that?

There IS a better way. Make tiny changes to the amount of food you eat. Reduce the amount of food that you normally eat by about 3-5%. Try this for a week and see if you feel any changes in your cravings or feelings of hunger. If you don’t feel hungry by the end of the week, reduce a little more the following week and see how your body and mind react to it.

The idea is not to shock yourself with big, sudden changes. Cutting out major elements of your daily food intake, food groups, and dramatically dropping quantities will leave a gaping hole, both mentally and physically. It is always helpful to take things slow when introducing yourself to something new. When things are easy, you are less likely to give up. Take little steps, make little changes and you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself.

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, would like to attend a free informational seminar, please call us at 907-644-THIN.

How to Use Laziness in Losing Weight

All that slacking making you gain weight? You CAN use that to your advantage apparently! Here are four ways by which laziness can actually be helpful:

  1. You can put healthy foods within reach and unhealthy foods out of reach.
  2. Eat fruits and vegetables raw – no need to whip up a salad!
  3. R&R (Rest & Relaxation) – stress makes you gain weight. Period.
  4. Sit down when eating and sit farthest from where the food is.

Bell Pepper – Yummy and good for you!

The bell pepper! Just one piece can give you enough Vitamin C and Vitamin A for the day! It is also packed with antioxidants and is a good source of Vitamin B6, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin K and Niacin.