The weight loss industry is one of the most profitable markets out there. Why? Because people like you and I are always seeking the fast pass to improve our health and wellness. Between keto, intermittent fasting, juice cleanses, paleo, and Atkins—why does dieting feel like throwing spaghetti at the wall?
Let’s get one thing straight. No single holy grail, TikTok-trending health craze is the one-size-fits-all diet. We’re all built differently, and medications, sex, genetics, height, and build all factor into weight management. The main reason why these viral diets don’t work, or only do for a short while, is that they’re diets. Elimination, regimented macro counting, and tedious tracking are the names of the game. AKA—they’re absolutely no fun. What we should be searching for are manageable lifestyle changes.
The best part? You don’t have to board the struggle bus to get there. Here are the key components of weight loss:
Creating a Calorie Deficit
In order to drop some pounds, you’ll need to cut back on your usual calorie intake. You can take note of what you’re eating throughout the day to make sure your meals are nutritious, balanced, and lower in calories than usual. Swap out creamy salad dressings for oil and vinegar, switch your sugary soda for seltzer, reduce your overall portion size, and add more protein and veg to every dish.
Moving Your Body
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean spending hours in the gym. Find exercise that excites you and works for your specific body type. The easiest way to start is to simply walk. Join a power walking club with pals, park your car on the opposite side of the lot, or take a jog to the grocery store. After that, you can incorporate other kinds of movement. Love dancing it out? Try Zumba! If you’re more into cardio, hop on the elliptical at a steeper incline. If you like bodybuilding with your bros, give weight lifting a go. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you’ll stick to!
Focus on Functional Nutrition
It’s important to note that it’s not always about the calories. A 100-cal chocolate bar is not equal to a 100-cal apple. Apples are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and will keep you fuller for longer. That Snickers can definitely fit into your diet in moderation, but shouldn’t be your main snack. Aim to pack your plate with at least 3 food groups, like protein, complex carbs, and veggies. Here’s another pro tip: Don’t be afraid of healthy high-fat foods! Avocados, nuts, salmon, and seeds are filled with fiber and protein to power you through.
The FreshlyFit Clinical Study
That’s why we added FreshlyFit to our lineup. We wanted to design meals that help people achieve their weight loss goals without sacrificing taste or convenience. Our chefs crafted dishes like Protein-Packed Chicken Parm, Baked Turkey Meatballs & Zoodles, and Zingy Buffalo Chicken, to satisfy comfort food cravings all while being mindful of carbs and calories. As part of our FreshlyFit clinical study, our participants were instructed to enjoy two FreshlyFit meals a day, 7 days a week with an overall low to moderate carb diet. After just 16 weeks, the participants, all with BMI's between 25-34.99, lost up to 10 pounds.*
How did they do it? Our FreshlyFit meals are perfectly portioned, packed with an average of 25g of protein, and are carb-conscious at 20g. Say goodbye to restriction and hello to balanced, nourishing, and thoughtful weight loss.
Nothing worth achieving is ever easy, and results won’t happen overnight. But with hard work, patience, and FreshlyFit on your side, you’ll be one step closer to reaching your wellness goals. Not to mention, you’ll be doing it deliciously!
*Results not typical. See freshly.com/clinicalstudy for more info.