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Stay Ahead of Your Cravings In 2022 By Understanding Five Essential Scientific Weight Loss Concepts

Coach Megan G.

Knowledge, as they say, is power. And when it comes to weight care, Found believes that helping members understand the science of weight loss is key to meeting their weight goals. Found is a weight care program that utilizes proven methods to help users lose weight and improve their health in ways that are geared toward their individual needs, rather than the latest health trends. Amongst the sea of misinformation floating around on the internet, Found teaches members about the biological drivers of weight health, rather than focusing on counting calories or punishing exercise regimens.

Because of the scientific focus on the many contributors to weight health, Found works for people who have tried and failed to lose weight without a science-backed, personalized program. As part of the whole-person weight care approach, Found prescribes medications, tailors a nutrition and movement plan to what works best for the individual and provides advice on stress-reduction and general wellness. Found focuses on educating our members about the science of weight care so that you can be empowered to optimize your health with scientifically proven methods.

With 2022 just around the corner, the temptation to indulge in all our favorite holiday foods before embarking on some short-lived fad diet may be stronger than ever. But in fact, that sort of seesaw logic between bingeing and restraining doesn’t have any scientific backing, and it isn’t sustainable. Keep reading to learn about the science behind weight loss, and you’ll understand how you can maintain your weight care journey during the holidays, all while enjoying your favorite seasonal meals with family.

1. Understanding the biology of weight loss

Hormones: they seem to play a hand in determining everything from our skin (hormonal breakouts, anyone?) to our emotions, and yet the way in which they actually work can seem murky at best. A whole host of hormones like leptin, insulin, ghrelin, cortisol, testosterone and estrogen affect your weight. This means that there is no one hormone that is the key to losing weight. Rather, keeping your hormones balanced and regulated, and understating how they relate to other drivers of weight loss such as appetite, diet, and exercise, is an important way to manage your body and meet weight loss goals. The truth is, there’s no magic hormonal fix that will suddenly make all your weight loss dreams come true. Working with a doctor or healthcare provider through Found can help you understand your body’s hormones and keep them balanced.

2. How to hack your metabolism

“Metabolism” is a word that gets a lot of lip-service in weight loss circles, but when it comes to truly understanding your metabolism, there are a lot of misconceptions to wade through. So, what exactly is metabolism? Essentially, your metabolism is the process by which your body turns food into energy. Some people have a “fast” metabolism, meaning they can eat more without gaining weight, while others have a “slow” metabolism, meaning their body processes calories at a slower rate. Ultimately, your metabolism is determined by a variety of factors such as body type, age, sex, and hormones. However, this doesn’t mean that your metabolism is fixed— far from it! The reality is that things like exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, eating more protein, consuming less alcohol and caffeine and drinking more water can all have the effect of boosting your metabolism over time, thus making it easier for your body to burn calories efficiently and lose weight. Like hormones, your metabolism is not the sole driver of weight loss, because there is no one cause of weight loss or weight gain. Rather, you need a holistic understanding of your body in order to achieve sustainable, long-term weight care goals.

3. Best foods for weight loss

It’s common knowledge that a balanced nutrition plan is one of the key pillars in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. But what exactly does itlook like? It starts, as you might expect, with selecting the right foods, which in this case means foods that provide nutrition, stabilize your appetite, satisfy cravings, and keep you healthy. While no one food is the magic key to weight loss, foods high in protein, fiber, and nutrients can be instrumental in achieving your weight loss goals. For protein, seek out foods like salmon, nuts, beans, eggs, and greek yogurt. Fiber-rich foods include lentils, oatmeal, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes. For colorful, nutrient-packed fruits and veggies, look to berries, mushrooms, tomatoes, leafy greens, avocados, pears, apples, and squash.

As a final note, during the holiday season it can be tempting to fall into a binge cycle of denying yourself your favorite foods, only to cave and ultimately overeat. If the above list of healthy, delicious foods is any indication, it’s completely possible to satisfy your cravings with some of your favorite seasonal foods, so long as you indulge in moderation. Losing weight doesn’t have to mean waving goodbye to holiday treats!

4. The Role of Movement

Like metabolism and a balanced nutrition plan, moving your body is a key factor in understanding and caring for weight. Aerobic exercise in particular is vital to maintaining a strong heart and immune system, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and regulating blood sugar. Over time, repeated exercise will strengthen your body, thereby raising your metabolism and allowing you to shed weight more easily.

A suitable mix of moderate and vigorous cardiovascular exercise, defined as 150 minutes of moderate exercise and 75 minutes of vigorous cardiovascular exercise per week, will help you maintain a healthy body and meet your weight care goals. In this busy holiday season, it can seem difficult to carve out the time to move your body. Luckily, exercise needn’t take up your whole day in order to be effective: breaking up your cardio into manageable 30-minute daily sessions is just as effective, and far more achievable, than spending hours at the gym once or twice a week.

5. Consulting with weight loss specialists and trying medication

For people who have tried and failed to lose weight via conventional weight loss programs, prescription medication can be a game-changer. Like the other drivers of successful weight care listed above, medication is just one piece of the puzzle. By working with a healthcare professional, you can find the best medication for your body. You can also address the underlying biological reasons that losing weight has been previously difficult.

The most effective way to synthesize all weight care methods isn’t to prioritize one piece over the next, but rather, to take a step back and look at the big picture. Working with weight loss specialists like the ones at Found can help you to take a holistic, informed approach to your body’s unique biological needs with regards to losing weight. Combining a supportive program, expert guidance, and prescription medication is the most effective way to get your weight under control, and form sustainable long-term healthy habits to maintain your healthy weight.

Get started with Found today!

Found is the only weight care program to combine science-backed methods and holistic lifestyle changes into one program. Unlike traditional weight loss programs that emphasize fad diets and punishing exercise regimes, Found focuses on whole-person health and wellness, not just the number on the scale. Found members are provided with continuous support in their journey to find a maintainable program that works for them, rather than receiving one-size-fits-all plans that are impossible to stick with. With a unique combination of science-backed learnings and lifestyle changes geared toward sustainable, healthy changes, Found provides a non-judgemental, medically-informed and body-positive mindset.

Found knows that a scientific approach is the most effective way to address weight loss in the short and long term. That’s why Found has a 30-day money back guarantee. Get started with their eligibility quiz today and get a head start on the new year’s resolution you’ll actually stick to!

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