3 Weight Loss Goals to Set in 2017

Nobody likes to get on the scale only to see the numbers drastically higher than expected. If you have noticed that your weight has gotten out of your hands and has increased that number you see on the scale, it’s time to get your life back and lose that weight once and for all. And, as a time of year to renew your lifestyle, the new year is the best time to set some weight loss goals. From cutting out sugar to trying high-intensity workouts, this article will discuss three weight loss goals that will help you meet your goals in 2017.

1. Cut Out Sugar

So, you know that cupcakes, cookies, and ice-cream are all foods that are filled with sugar and preservatives. But did you know that simple foods, that are supposed to be healthy, like spaghetti sauce and salsa tend to have sugar packed in them as well? Sugar is not only going to prevent you from losing weight, but it is also going to make you at a higher risk of developing diseases like diabetes. Set a goal in 2017 to cut out as much sugar from your diet as possible.

2. Sleep More

Be honest, how much sleep do you get every night on average? If it is under eight hours, you need to be sleeping more. Not only will sleeping more make you happier, but it can also make you skinnier as well. To give your sleep deprived body energy, your body typically demands more food on those days when you didn’t get enough z’s. However, the more well-rested you are, the less likely your body is going to crave extra food for energy.

3. High-Intensity Workouts

When people say they simply don’t have time to workout or to lose weight, they clearly haven’t heard of a high-intensity workout. Designed to help you get the best workout in the smallest amount of time, high-intensity workouts involve pushing your body to the max. For instance, high-intensity workouts include exercises like burpee’s, jumping jacks, high knees, and push-ups. By pushing your body hard in a small amount of time, you will burn more calories.

Lose weight and keep it off in 2017 by trying the tips listed above. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Alabama Surgical Associates.