Weight loss is a common struggle. Unfortunately, knowing that fact doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. At Americas Surgery Centers, our physicians place a strong emphasis on the value of weight loss and the influence it has over both health and self-image. Our staff is truly dedicated to providing patients with information and personal care to help them achieve their weight loss goals. So whether you are just beginning or have tried many times before, here are a few types of weight loss diets and strategies to assist you in your quest to shed unwanted pounds.
The Protein Diet
There’s a fairly good chance you’ve heard of this one before. Maybe you’ve even tried it. But the protein diet has some real advantages that should not be overlooked. By adding more protein to your diet, essentially your appetite is curbed. You tend to feel less hungry and feel full after a meal high in protein and ergo, you are able to lose more weight. Additionally, the reduction of carbohydrates contributes to the body’s loss of water weight. Our bodies then start to burn fat for fuel in the absence of extra carbs. Protein-rich foods such as beans, eggs, lean meats and seafood are good choices for this weight loss approach.
This dieting strategy brings you to the basics of weight loss. Our bodies are like engines needing calories to act as fuel to keep us running. Food supplies various proteins, fats and carbohydrates; all which contain calories. Once our calorie intake surpasses the amount our bodies convert into physical energy, calories are then stored as fat. If we lower the amount of calories consumed, then our bodies turn to the stored fat and burn that for energy. Then the weight begins to come off.
Ideas for trying this type of diet include steps like portion size reduction and simply swapping foods that are high in calories for lower ones.
The HCG Diet
Also dealing with reduced calorie intake, is the HCG Diet. HCG stands for Hormone Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is a hormone found in pregnant women – produced in large amounts. It is also found in men as well and essentially increases metabolism. HCG can be taken orally or with daily injections and works best with low calorie consumption to help you lose 1 to even 3 pounds a day.
Building You a Better Body
With so many strategies for weight loss and dieting, we understand that finding the plan that works best for you and your body is crucial. Schedule a consultation at Americas Cosmetic Surgery Centers and we will work right alongside you to find the most effective diet and help you achieve your weight loss goals.