Why Weight Loss Plans With Real Food Work Best

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Nearly all reduced-calorie diets produce weight loss in the short term. The problem is that typical weight loss plans won’t succeed at helping you keep the pounds off in the long run. Most adults who lose weight through dieting find themselves gaining the weight — back plus more — leading to a vicious cycle.

Research makes it clear that the only way to achieve long-term weight loss is by eating real food and making changes to your eating habits that you can stick to. Find out why real foods equals real long-term weight loss.

Teaches you healthier eating habits
You pick up the latest diet trend book, follow the guidelines of eating prepackaged weight loss meals for 12 weeks and celebrate when the scale shows you’ve lost weight. Once the diet is over, you resume eating regular food and before you know it, the pants that once fit comfortably are tight around the waist.

One of the major reasons most weight loss diets don’t work is because they don’t help you learn healthier eating habits. Anyone can power through and eat ready-made weight loss meals or shakes for a few months. But what happens when it’s time to go back to your normal eating habits?

LeanMD®, supervised by Dr. Temkin, uses real, fresh food right from the start to teach you how to prepare your own delicious and nutritious meals. Through 1-on-1 personalized coaching, you’ll learn scientifically-based nutrition strategies. It’s a plan that uses real food to help you lose weight and maintain that loss over the long haul.

Enables you to make practical long-term changes
Counting points and memorizing formulas isn’t a practical strategy for long-term weight loss. Sure, you can count points for a few weeks, but it’s unlikely that you’ll stick to a weight loss plan that requires you to use complicated formulas each day for all your meals.

Diet plans with real foods are practical. You’re more likely to stick to an eating pattern when it involves making realistic food choices. Once you learn how to make healthy meals, you’ll retain that knowledge and use it to make permanent changes in your eating habits. Following with this philosophy, LeanMD has a three-phase system that helps you lose weight, then transitions you into healthy eating for life.

Doesn’t deprive you
Weight loss diets often come with rigid guidelines that cut out many foods and even some food groups. Instead of working with your unique needs, this approach works against you, making it difficult to carry on for longer than a few weeks.

Depriving yourself doesn’t work over the long term. Deny yourself that piece of cake or cookie this month and next month you’ll feel so deprived you’ll eat five of them.

With LeanMD, you’ll eat fresh fruits and veggies, proteins, and other low-carb foods at first, then add healthy fats and healthy carbs later in the plan. Diets like this — based on real food — focus on teaching you how to make healthier versions of the foods you love. That way you don’t feel deprived, and you develop better eating habits that last.

Gives you the resources to lose weight and keep it off
Without the tools and resources, how can you maintain a healthy weight? That’s the dilemma facing dieters following typical weight loss diets. LeanMD equips you with the tools necessary to navigate real-world situations. Whether you’re on vacation, attending a party, traveling, or eating out, you’ll have the knowledge you need to choose the right foods to help you stay on track.

LeanMD is a medically-supported weight loss system customized to fit your lifestyle. No matter how much weight you need to lose, the LeanMD system can help you achieve and sustain your goal.

Being overweight is more than just an aesthetic problem. It increases your risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. To maintain your health, it’s time to choose a sustainable weight loss solution. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Temkin or use our online booking tool to start your journey to a leaner, healthier you.