Are You Having Trouble Losing Weight? 

Weight loss is, unfortunately, an uphill battle for many. Maybe you lost a great deal of weight by sticking to an exercise routine and eating healthy, but the weight gradually returned, making your efforts feel as though they were for nothing. Or maybe you’ve always had the desire to lose weight but never had the opportunity to really take on the challenge or don’t know where to start. Losing weight is hard, and knowing where to begin contributes to it. 

Does it start with the foods you eat? Or do you need to change your entire lifestyle? What are the benefits of weight loss programs, anyways, and do they actually work? Let’s consider all of these facets. 

Healthy Foods 

What you put in your body is going to influence how you lose weight. But, let’s be honest, sometimes it isn’t easy to decide what you should be eating and how much you should be. Fats, carbohydrates and proteins are three essential nutrients and are crucial for having a well rounded diet. It may feel like you need to avoid some of these altogether during your weight loss journey, but doing so may hinder your goal. Fats, in particular, tend to get a bad rap because of their name – ‘fats.’ Healthy fats are essential in the absorption of Vitamins A, D, E, K, antioxidants and minerals, as well as maintaining mental clarity, giving your body energy and supporting cell growth.

By meeting with a professional wellness specialist, such as Karen Scott, PA-C of All Star Wellness Center, the benefits of all macronutrients can be discussed, allowing you to understand how much carbohydrates, fats and proteins are needed to accomplish your weight loss goals. Sure, avoiding fats or carbohydrates all together may seem logical, but your body needs each of these to truly thrive. 

Healthy Lifestyle 

While healthy foods are vital, losing weight and maintaining that weight loss is truly dependent on one thing: your lifestyle. Your lifestyle influences many things. It can affect who you surround yourself with, what your hobbies are and, of course, the types of foods you eat. Surrounding yourself with an excellent emotional support system is essential for losing weight and being mentally well. Mental health and physical health go hand-in-hand, so having good friends and family members that support your weight loss goals and don’t drag you down, by allowing you to fall off your track of healthy living, can give you that extra push you need. 

Healthy hobbies are essential too. Of course, everyone loves watching TV or lounging around the house, but they can hamper your well-being and be outlets that lead to junk foods. They’re relaxing to do but shouldn’t define your life. Healthy hobbies, such as playing a sport, running or even knitting and cooking, keep you mentally occupied and stimulated. 

Not to mention, having a hobby like cooking can prompt you to learn new recipes that’ll promote your weight loss goals. Many recipes can be found online that are fun and easy to learn, including recipes from our very own Karen Scott, PA-C, posts on our social media. In the Kitchen with KJ, Ms. Scott’s posts full of expert advice, give plenty of health and weight loss tips that’ll further your weight loss journey.

Managing Your Weight and Keeping the Pounds Off 

In many cases, people need help managing their weight to keep the pounds off. Maybe life gets in the way, like having a rough day at work or having an argument with a friend or family member, which makes your weight loss goals take a backseat, leading to a skipped workout day or eating unhealthy foods. It’s understandable. It can be difficult making weight loss and managing your weight a priority since there’s so much going on in life. But at All Star Wellness Center, we take your unique lifestyle into account and tailor a weight loss plan based on your needs and goals. Below, you’ll find some of the programs we offer: 

ProLon: 

ProLon is a unique nutritional program that provides you with five days of convenient, plant based foods specially formulated to put your body in a fasting state. It helps reduce excess fat, provide metabolic balance and provide cellular clean-up and renewal. ProLon is an excellent, proven treatment that helps kickstart your weight loss journey. Clinical studies have shown ProLon helps individuals with a BMI < 30 to lose an average of 5.7 pounds and those with a BMI > 30 to lose an average of 9 pounds over the course of three cycles with the nutritional program. In addition, it slimmed the average individual’s waist circumference by approximately 1.6 inches because it targets visceral fat, which is the area around your abdominal organs. ProLon is a scientifically-proven weight loss program that All Star is proud to offer. 

Intermittent Fasting: 

Intermittent fasting (IF) is not a diet but rather a way to strategically plan your meals, so you can turn your body into a fat-burning machine and achieve noticeable results. IF pushes your body to use fat as its primary fuel source. It can also help balance hormone levels, reduce blood sugar levels, inflammation and cholesterol. There are many types and schedules of IF. Karen Scott can tailor your fasting schedule to your life. 

Nutrient Injections and IV Therapy: 

As part of your comprehensive weight loss program, you may receive nutrient injections or IV therapy to ensure you’re feeling, looking and operating at your best. Diets and weight loss programs are often accompanied by fatigue, affecting your general performance and optimism about your treatment plan. By delivering a specialized cocktail of essential nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, nutrients and minerals, you’ll retain your energy levels, be less anxious and stressed and have a stronger immune system, among other things. Nutrient injections and IV therapy are safe and reliable and make your weight loss journey feel less overwhelming. 

Manage Your Weight With Expert Advice and Programs Offered at All Star Wellness Center 

Weight loss under the guidance of All Star Wellness Center’s Karen Scott is an excellent way to ensure you’ll lose the weight and keep it off. Everybody’s body, lifestyle and eating habits are unique, and it can take time to discover what health routine will benefit you most to keep you at a healthy weight. We want to help you by creating a customized weight loss treatment plan. Look and feel your best under our care. 

If you’re interested in learning more about weight loss management at All Star Wellness Center of Maryland, please contact us at (410) 881-3487 or visit our contact page to schedule a complimentary consultation.