When it comes to losing excess weight and keeping it off, research continues
to show the basics still apply—eating a healthy, reduced-calorie diet, becoming
more active and shaping healthy lifestyle habits are critical to maintaining a
healthy weight. However, there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to weight
loss. Tailoring your goals and supplementation regimen to meet your specific
needs is critical for successful weight management.
Make your goals SMART
Small, gradual changes in
your behavior can have a tremendous impact on your health. Start now by
carefully crafting meaningful goals to help you lose weight. Here’s how:
Specific—Instead of setting a goal of “losing weight,” think
about the specifics involved to reach your goal and define them. For instance,
set a goal to avoid or minimize sugary, fatty, and processed foods, one of the
easiest ways to cut excess calories from your diet. Your next goal may be to
walk 30 minutes every day.
Measurable—In order to evaluate your success, goals need to
be measurable. The point of setting measurable goals is to determine whether you
are making progress. One way to measure success is to keep a journal that logs
your exercise regimen and daily food intake so that you can see whether you are
meeting goals on most days.
Attainable—A goal needs to be attainable, yet it also needs
to present a challenge. It is better to break a lofty goal into “bite sized
chunks,” starting slowly and working your way up to a larger goal than to try
too much initially, get discouraged, and then quit.
Realistic—Set realistic goals. For example, healthy weight
loss is 1-2 pounds a week.
Timed—Putting a time frame on the achievement of a
particular goal is essential for success. This allows you to be proactive today.
Otherwise, you may become victim to the “I’ll do it tomorrow” approach.
Choose the supplement that is right for
Whether you need help controlling carbs, optimizing your
metabolism, or attacking fat, choosing the supplement(s) that best meets your
needs is critical for success.
Boost your metabolism
A variety of poor lifestyle habits
can result in less than optimal metabolism, the engine that drives
calorie-burning. While regular exercise and a healthy diet help promote
metabolic efficiency, dieters often need an extra boost to avoid hitting the
weight loss plateau. Powered with Metabolic Activator, a targeted
caffeine blend, Natrol created AçaíBerry Diet, a super food formula with Açaí
extract, green tea extract and chromium to help support calorie-burning, fat
metabolism and energy.†
Keep the fat off with Tonalin® CLA
The sweet taste of
weight loss can sour when lost pounds creep back. But, now researchers may have
found the answer to keeping the fat off and maintaining lean muscle, two of the
most important factors in maintaining a healthy weight for life. CLA (a.k.a.
conjugated linoleic acid) is a fatty acid derived from sunflower oil that has
received recognition among scientists for its ability to positively influence
fat loss over the long-haul.5 Natrol® Tonalin® CLA 1,200 mg uses the patented,
clinically tested formula that has been shown in a variety of clinical research
studies6,7, 8 to help reduce body fat and improve lean muscle
in overweight individuals following a healthy calorie reduction and exercise
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