Recent Posts in Weight Loss Category

  • How to Keep Your Skin Firm While Losing Weight

    Losing excess pounds so you can reach and maintain an adequate weight offers a wide range of physical and mental health benefits. While it can significantly increase your quality of life, you may be concerned about how to avoid sagging. The good news is that you can take practical and simple steps to keep your skin firm during and after weight loss. And if you are unsure of how to implement them, ...
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  • What Are Probiotics and Why Are They Important?

    Probiotics are healthy bacteria and one of their key roles is supporting your gut microbiome. Many healthcare professionals talk about probiotics' benefits and how they can help your digestion function run smoothly, but those bacteria can help other aspects of your well-being. Some research has pointed out how probiotics may help your immune system and cardiovascular health. Multiple strains of ...
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  • Pros and Cons of Protein Powder

    Protein powder is a popular dietary supplement to optimize your protein intake. People can also use it for various health and fitness goals. Protein powder can come from animal or plant sources. If you choose a high-quality protein powder, this type of supplement can improve your health and help you eat a more balanced diet. However, it is important to remember that the cornerstone of a balanced ...
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  • Targeting Excess Fat for Rapid Weight Loss

    Losing targeted fat quickly, especially belly fat, is a common dream. To achieve your weight-loss and slimmed-down silhouette goals, you need to approach this from a lifestyle perspective. You can only make this happen with healthy habits, sleep improvements, and nutritious food choices that will help you reach your desired weight and waistline. While you may want to shed pounds in various parts ...
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  • 7 Ways to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

    Experiencing a weight loss plateau is common during your weight loss journey. This challenge is frustrating when you have been making efforts to get rid of unwanted pounds. When you begin your weight loss journey, you can see the number on the scale go down quickly thanks to the water weight you are losing first. Even consistent healthy habits can result in a stall, but the good news is that there ...
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  • How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight

    You want to lose weight and may already have some ideas on how to make it happen. Sometimes finding the motivation, and especially keeping it, can be a challenge. Staying committed pays off in the long run but when you face common obstacles, you may find yourself disheartened. Don’t worry because there are practical solutions that can help you stay motivated and work towards your goals. Know Your ...
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  • What Is the Stabilization Phase in Weight Loss?

    After completing a weight loss plan, your results may only be short-term without the proper tools and guidance to help you build healthy, lasting habits. Your body will likely want to regain the lost weight, which is why the weight stabilization phase is important to ensure you maintain your new weight. Working with nutritionists and other health professionals can make a significant difference in ...
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  • 5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change

    5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change The dieting industry is a booming business raking in billions of dollars every year. So many fad diets hit the market and promise quick results, but while many of them offer short-term weight loss, most fail in the long run. That’s because not only are these diets unsustainable, but the mindset of dieting is all wrong in the first place. The ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • 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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