More Than Looking Good–Weight Management

More Than Looking Good–Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy body weight is about more than looking good—it helps maintain the heart, joints and muscles, as well. Unfortunately, maintaining a healthy weight gets harder with age. Healthy eating, lifestyle and regular exercise are the best places to start. Specific nutrients can help by promoting satiety or inhibiting fat, carbohydrate, calorie and/or sugar absorption.

General Weight Management

There is no hidden secret to weight management. But knowledge, as well as focused nutrition, can make it easier.

Weight Management Information & Research

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What can I do to manage weight?

The first step to a healthy weight is knowing how to get there. First: to manage weight, you have to burn more calories per day than you ingest. A healthy diet low in fats, carbohydrates, alcohol and salt is a good start. Regular exercise increases your calorie burn—plus working out can make you feel better about yourself. Patience is key. If you still cannot maintain a healthy weight after a couple of months of effort, consider testing your blood levels of factors that can affect your weight, such as thyroid hormones.

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How can I lose belly fat?

When it comes to undesirable fat deposits, belly fat probably ranks #1. Reducing abdominal fat is also good for your health. Nutrients such as the citrus flavonoid hesperidin or G. pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan) extract can promote activity of an enzyme called AMPK. Activating the AMPK enzyme tells your body to start burning stored fat for energy—and that includes the fat around your abdomen.

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What are the best “fat burner” nutrients?

Simply put, the best fat burner is regular exercise. Exercise promotes healthy weight by increasing the calories you burn, both during the exercise itself and while you’re at rest. But if you’re looking for some help, specific nutrients like 7-keto (a metabolite of the DHEA hormone) and green tea can encourage sitting energy expenditure. This may increase the number of calories you burn in a day, giving you that extra edge on your journey to a healthy weight.

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