By Ravinder Lilly
|Lose it with RESET!|
USANA ANZ Writer and Dietitian
Does RESET™ really work? The answer is a definite yes! Studies show that meal replacements (MRs) like Nutrimeal™ can be extremely effective in helping to kick-start your weight-management plans, help to break up bad habits and may even help you overcome the dreaded weight-loss plateau. USANA’s RESET Program is designed help you shake off bad habits, focus on health and weight and start you on your way to a healthier new you.
Why RESET works
It’s all about energy. Foods and drinks contain energy in the form of calories (except water which is calorie free). Your body burns calories while exercising and simply to live – cakirues are burned while you rest and sleep, too. And you burn them faster when you exercise.
If you take in more calories than you burn, you’ll store the extra on your body. If you burn more calories than you take in, you’ll lose weight. If you want a leaner physique and you want to be healthier, do it right! By combining fewer calories and regular physical exercise, you’ll lose fat and retain metabolism-boosting muscle. More muscle means that you will burn calories faster plus more body muscle means fewer wobbly bits and a more sculpted shape!
A healthier new you!
Remember, the RESET Program is only part of your long-term solution to better health. Thinking about what you eat, making the right food choices, getting your head around portion control and learning about healthier food preparation and cooking skills will help you to get the most from your healthy new lifestyle.
Getting into good habits means that you are less likely to go back to eating the types and quantities of food that caused your body to put on the excess kilos in the first place. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water.
Exercise also needs to be a part of your regular life (aim for 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise – the kind of exercise that makes you a bit out of breath but still able to carry out a conversation). Remember, if you haven’t exercised for some time or you have a medical condition, speak with your doctor before starting a weight-management and exercise program.
What the experts say
According to Dr Gary Egger writing in the Medical Journal of Australia ’Clinical trials show partial meal replacements (MRs) seem to be safe, acceptable and more effective over the long-term than most other diet-based weight loss techniques...’
He adds, ’Because most individuals in modern societies consume too much energy in relation to expenditure, there now seems little reason not to prescribe properly constituted partial meal replacements for whom this treatment is appropriate. In fact, with the trend to modern sedentary lifestyles and escalating levels of obesity, it is not difficult to imagine much of our population needing to use partial meal replacements judiciously at some time in the future for prevention or treatment of overweight and obesity.’
Track your progress
Whether you use an app such as easydietdiary.com (easydietdiary.com) or myfitnesspal.com (myfitnesspal.com), logging your diet and exercise activity is absolutely essential to success. You can track how much you consume and how much you burn and this will help to keep you accountable. Getting on the program and committing to it with a buddy is also a great way to keep you accountable and boost your motivation - and share your successes, too!
Track every aspect of your weight-loss process, every bite and sip you take and every rep in your exercise routine. Do it faithfully and you’ll be able to see patterns and routines. And by analysing these patterns, you can find personal solutions for your particular weight-management challenges.
Wishing you the best of health!
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