Recent Posts in Weight Loss Category

  • What Does Lean Body Mass Mean?

    How to Calculate Lean Body Mass In the fitness and weight loss world, the term “lean body mass” is often thrown around, but unless you have spent extensive time reading up on medical weight loss and health, it can be a little confusing. The team at Soza Weight Loss is committed to helping you along your fitness journey and helping you lose weight in healthy ways. If this includes becoming leaner ...
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  • How Does Stress Affect Your Weight?

    What Is Stress? When we talk about stress, we are referring to the feeling of being overwhelmed due to mental and emotional pressure. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction happens in your body that allows you to behave in a way that will prevent injury. Cortisol is the primary stress hormone and it increases glucose in the bloodstream, which enhances the brain’s use of glucose and ...
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  • Is It Harder to Lose Weight in the Summer?

    Pros and Cons of Trying to Lose Weight in the Summer If you are on a weight loss journey, the summer can prove to be a bump in the road on many levels. There are many facts that are stacked for and against individuals who are trying to lose weight. For one, temptations pile up in the summer. Research shows that “according to the studies out of University of Massachusetts Medical School and ...
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  • Why Does Louisiana Rank as One of America’s Unhealthiest States?

    Factors That Contribute to Low Access to Healthcare in Louisiana If you live in Louisiana, then you know there is so much to love about the Pelican State. Brimming with sports fanatics, a subtropical climate, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a lower cost of living than the rest of the country, it is easy to see why almost 5 million people call Louisiana home. Sadly, the state we love ...
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  • What Foods Put Your Body in Fat-Burning Mode?

    How Fat Leaves the Body Your body stores excess consumed energy in fat cells in the form of triglycerides, which appear as a type of fat found in your blood. This allows your body to preserve energy, but it can also cause fat to accumulate over time. For this reason, to experience weight loss, you will need to reach your calorie deficit. In other words, you must consume less calories than you ...
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  • Why Is Nutrition Important?

    The Life-changing Benefits of Finding the Right Diet for You The fact that it is important to be mindful of your nutrition might seem obvious. Sometimes, though, when we are given a piece of advice so many times, it can be easy to forget what the purpose of it was in the first place. On top of that, nutrition has not exactly been a priority in the public education system. The National Center for ...
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  • Is Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss?

    Add One of the Best Soluble Fiber Foods to Your Diet Oatmeal has long been praised for its ability to help people lose weight. For one, it is a much healthier alternative to traditional American breakfast options, like bacon and sausage, which are packed with saturated fats. Simply cutting out these processed meats can make a big difference in your weight loss journey. The main reason oatmeal is ...
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  • Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?

    Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting sugar from apples. This process turns them into acetic acid, which is the main active compound in vinegar. Historically, apple cider vinegar has been used to add a sweet, tangy taste to salad dressings, soups, sauces, and hot drinks. Even before that, it was used in ancient practices as a natural, healing medicine. In recent ...
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  • Why Is Losing Weight So Hard?

    How to Overcome Common Roadblocks in Your Weight Loss Journey For many of us, it feels like weight gain happens so rapidly. You might feel like you gain weight quickly for a variety of reasons that depend on the needs of your body. Some people gain weight quickly when they are consistently staying up late and not giving their bodies the rest they need. Others find that they have an excessive ...
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  • How to Avoid Loose Skin When Losing Weight

    Keeping Skin Firm Through Weight Loss Nothing feels better than losing that extra weight you had been carrying around. It truly feels like a burden has been lifted from your shoulders. However, those of us who have lost a substantial amount of weight in the past know there are some less than pleasant side effects that come along with our joy. Namely, when you lose fat, you can be left with loose ...
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  • The Effects of Lemon Water on Your Body

    How Hydration Can Help Weight Loss Lemon water seems to be all the rage these days. More and more people are flocking to this tangy treat and swearing by daily consumption. The reason why lemon water is being associated with weight loss is two-fold. It has to do with hydration and the ingredients in the actual lemons. It is no secret that water has been tied to weight loss, so adding more water ...
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  • Does Anxiety Make You Lose Weight?

    Why Mental Health Is Important to Physical Health The year 2020 has been a stressful year to say the least. Many of us have been confronted with battles we never expected, and the toll it has taken on our bodies has been unprecedented as well. The truth is that stress can cause both weight gain and weight loss, but it should never be used as a weight loss method because stress is hard on our ...
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  • Tips for Staying in Shape When the Gym Is Closed

    Weight Loss Journey Versus The Pandemic Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many people have experienced unique struggles and challenges with their weight loss journey and goals. Don’t unprecedented times such as these it’s important to stay on track and keep a good mindset so you can build a stronger body and mind during stressful times. Whether you’re a consistent gym rat or you ...
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  • Tips for Managing Weight During the Holidays

    Managing Your Weight Loss Journey During Holiday Seasons Now that summer has ended and fall is upon us, the winter holiday season is only a few months away. In addition to spending quality time with family and taking some time off from work, these holidays are also the season for plenty of eating. If you are in the process of losing weight, resisting the temptation of overeating can be quite a ...
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  • How Is Sleep Related to Weight Loss?

    The Weight Loss Solution That Requires No Action For many people, just thinking about trying to lose weight makes them tired. This is because weight loss is typically associated with a lot of work. From hitting the gym to making necessary diet changes, a rewarding weight loss journey is no small feat. For this reason, many patients will be happy to find out that one major step towards weight loss ...
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  • 3 Quick Tips to Rapid Weight Loss

    Let’s face it, there’s no easy, quick way when it comes to losing weight. The truth is, weight loss is a process that is typically unique to every individual and every person experiences a different transformation process. There are so many different varying factors playing, such as diet and physical activity that account for the indifferences commonly seen in weight loss. Ultimately, maintaining ...
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  • How to Tighten Skin After Weight Loss

    Many who achieve their weight loss goals soon realize the downside that typically comes with the transformation. After losing a significant amount of weight, some people find they are left with excess sagging skin, which for many, becomes a damper on their latest weight loss achievement. However, it does not have to end there! Many non-surgical techniques can be used to obtain tighter, youthful ...
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  • How to Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time

    Most people think they have to choose between losing fat and building muscle. While it can certainly be difficult to strike a balance between the two, it is possible. Working towards this goal over time is key to seeing results, as there is no quick fix. Combine Cardio with Strength Training In order to lose fat and build muscle, both cardio and strength training must be incorporated into your ...
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  • How to Reduce Weight During Lockdown

    The consequences of the global pandemic are still not fully understood, and neither is the impact it’s had on the lives of those in lockdown. Some changes have certainly been noted, though. A study was conducted by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI that surveyed 2,254 people -- 48% of respondents reported gaining weight during lockdown. When you combine the fact that many gyms have been closed ...
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  • The Best Sources of Protein for Weight Loss

    How Important Is Protein? Protein is imperative in a healthy diet plan, especially if it entails regular exercise that includes high interval training. The good news is, intaking a higher percentage of your daily calories from protein can make all the difference! The biggest advantages of intaking more protein include: Improvement in muscle mass Reduced inflammation in the body repair tissues, ...
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  • How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite?

    If you struggle with cellulite on your body, you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who has a hard time getting rid of it. It’s been reported that about 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. Cellulite actually has less to do with how much you weigh and more to do with how fat is stored in your body. If you’ve been struggling to target cellulite and get rid of it, you may benefit ...
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  • 5 Nutrients Your Diet Needs

    Losing weight takes more than working out, it also involves incorporating clean and healthy foods into your diet. Both healthy living and eating are equally important in speeding up the weight loss process. There are so many foods packed with good nutrients and maintaining a balanced diet rich in fiber, fats, and protein can do wonders for your health. Many people don’t realize how critical ...
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  • Binge Eating Disorder Series, Part 2: Does Weight Loss Mean I’ve Recovered from Binge Eating Disorder?

    Last week, we discussed how it is possible to be overweight and suffer from an eating disorder . This week we will delve into the topic of whether weight loss is an indicator of a successful recovery from binge eating disorder (BED). Although it is just as serious as the more well-known eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, binge eating disorder is often dismissed as just a food addiction ...
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  • Why Weight Loss Starts in the Kitchen

    Most people are aware to achieve weight loss, you need to burn more calories than you consume. This teeter-totter of calories in versus calories out seems easy in theory, and anything but easy in practice. That’s why it helps to know the facts that you can more easily control the calories that go “in” rather than the calories that go “out.” To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you ...
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  • The Dangers of the Keto Diet for Weight Loss

    Like most fad diets, the ketogenic diet, more commonly called “keto,” promises quick weight loss results. Those who promote the diet say it works because seriously cutting back on carbohydrates (the body’s primary source of fuel) puts the body will go into a state of ketosis, in which the body must burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The body is forced into ketosis because the body must begin to ...
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