When it comes to weight loss, you have lots of options. Unfortunately, most of them are unhealthy or deliver only temporary results.
From starvation diets to weight loss supplements with dangerous side effects, the road to reaching your weight loss goals is filled with potholes.
The key is to find a way to lose weight that’s healthy and sustainable. The good news is, losing weight in a healthy way is possible ― and there are healthy weight loss supplements that can help.
But before we dive into detailed talk about healthy weight loss supplements, there’s one basic question we need to look at…
Healthy weight loss is simpler than you might think. Here’s an easy check list to help you gauge if your weight loss plan is a healthy one:
Healthy weight loss fuels your body with good nutrition. That means NO starving yourself, NO skipping meals, and NO radical food restrictions. It also means that any weight loss supplements you take are gentle, safe, and work with your digestive system, not against it.
Healthy weight loss is easy to live with. If your diet leaves you feeling hungry all the time, it is NOT healthy. Similarly, if a weight loss supplement causes you side effects like the jitters or stomach and bathroom issues, that’s not a healthy weight loss supplement.
Healthy weight loss makes you FEEL GOOD. When you’re losing weight in a healthy way, you should feel energized and upbeat, not tired, hungry or deprived. And a healthy weight loss supplement should similarly leave you feeling like your normal self, not anxious or uncomfortable.
These are some of the general characteristics of a healthy weight loss supplement. We’ll discuss specific supplements in a moment, but first, let’s review the fundamentals of a healthy diet plan for weight loss.
Any diet plan that starts off by telling you what foods you can’t eat is doomed to fail. A smarter strategy for lasting weight loss is to keep yourself filled up with healthy foods. That way, you’ll be less likely to reach for junk food; and when you do indulge, you’ll be less likely to overdo it.
With that in mind, the two “must-have” staple foods of any healthy diet for weight loss are lean proteins and complex carbohydrates.
Lean proteins include fish, turkey and skinless chicken. Other good sources of low-fat protein include soy/tofu and nuts.
While nuts tend to be on the fatty side, they mostly contain healthy, unsaturated fats that provide sustained energy, help lower cholesterol and support healthy metabolism.
The best source of complex carbs are vegetables. Besides being packed with vitamins and other essential nutrients, one of the reasons vegetables are so important to healthy weight loss is because they are good sources of fiber. Fiber takes up room in your stomach and makes you feel full without adding calories. It also works to slow the release of sugar in the bloodstream when you eat, which helps your metabolism burn fat and calories more efficiently.
Other healthy food sources of complex carbs are whole-grains, beans and seeds.
As for unhealthy foods … saturated and trans fats pack more than twice as many calories per gram as proteins or carbs. Because fats are so calorie-dense, they tend to slow down your metabolism.
Even worse is simple, refined sugars like those found in candy and soda. Sudden spikes in blood sugar have a terrible effect on your metabolism, so eating lots of them makes weight loss much more difficult.
Now that we’ve established the ground rules for healthy weight loss, we can look at some supplements to help in your quest to lose weight.
As mentioned above as well as in other posts, protein is an essential nutrient for weight loss, and protein-based supplements such as protein shakes, powders and bars can all be part of a healthy weight loss plan ― when used in conjunction with exercise and a balanced diet.
Similarly, vitamin supplements also can help most people who want to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way.
As the makers of Lovidia, we also believe Lovidia’s unique Gut Sensory Modulation mode of action makes Lovidia a healthy supplement for weight loss.
Looking at our checklist from the beginning of this article, you will see that Lovidia meets the criteria outlined for healthy weight loss supplements:
If you haven’t already read the post, we suggest you do. It provides an in-depth review of common weight loss supplement ingredients used in popular supplements, assessing evidence of each ingredient’s effectiveness based on clinical trials as well as potential dangers, health risks and side effects.
We hope this post is helpful in your search for healthy weight loss supplements. As always, we recommend you speak with your doctor or health care provider before taking any weight loss supplement, including Lovidia. We believe the more information you have about Lovidia, the better equipped you and your doctor will be to make smart decisions for your weight loss and your health.