Go for the Goal Weight: Staying Healthy

Go for the Goal Weight: Staying Healthy

Maintaining your weight is about more than how you look in the mirror or the number you see on the scale. Too much weight (or too little!) can have health implications down the line, so it's important to maintain the right weight for your age, height and gender; if you don't know what number to shoot for, speak to your doctor. Here are three tips to help you stay in tip-top shape:

  1. Get moving

    Physical activity keeps your weight where you want it to be. Plus, regular exercise helps you both burn fat and support lean muscle. Do something each day for at least 30 minutes to get your body moving. Make sure it is something you enjoy; tennis, swimming, walking, biking or running are all great ways to help you shed some pounds–and have fun in the process!

  2. Watch what you eat

    Skip the sugar, soda and all the other tempting treats. They may taste good, but your body will pay for them later. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables that are packed with nutrients that will not only keep you healthy, but keep your cravings at bay. Calorie restriction could be another way.

  3. Jump start your metabolism

    Nutrients such as hesperidin or G. pentaphyllum help fight belly fat. Curb your cravings with a little help from saffron. Some targeted nutrition can go a long way towards supporting your overall healthy weight management goals.

General Weight Management

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Weight Management Information & Research

How does activating AMPK support healthy weight management?

AMPK is an enzyme found in every cell in the body that can detect energy levels within the cell. The decline of AMPK levels over time is associated with the accumulation of abdominal fat. Activating youthful AMPK levels encourages cells to burn fat as energy rather than store it.

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.

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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