Weight loss takes more than diet and exercise
9/27/2015 2:12 PM
One of the most common health myths is that diet and exercise alone will help you reach a healthy weight. In reality, obtaining your goal weight is about more than the number of calories that go in and out.
Managing stress is a big contributing factor when it comes to weight loss. If you’re stressing out every day, it’s going to have a negative impact on your weight and your health. Exercise, taking deep breaths, calling a friend or joining a support group are good tools to help you combat stress.
Sleep affects every part of our health and is another important component for weight management. People tend to put sleep on the back burner to get more done during the day. Getting eight hours of sleep per night is a good rule of thumb. Even though you may not achieve that every night, getting in the habit of going to bed early will help set you up for success.
For more useful health and nutrition tips, visit Central Texas Medical Center’s YouTube channel.
About the Author:
Stephanie Burns is the Lead Clinical Dietitian at Central Texas Medical Center. Stephanie graduated Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in 2008. She completed her Dietetic Internship in 2012 at CTMC and became a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. Stephanie chose her career path to learn how to enjoy food in a healthy way and hopes to share this knowledge with others.