As the leaves change and the weather cools, fall presents a unique opportunity to rejuvenate our health and wellness journey.
Whether you're looking to shed a few extra pounds or undergo a complete transformation, discover these fall weight loss tips our Just Melt Med Spa team has put together.
1. Seasonal Produce
Enjoy fall's locally grown produce like apples, pumpkins, and Brussels sprouts that are not only delicious but also low in calories and high in fiber.
Other produce includes sweet potatoes, beets, cabbage, radishes, pears, winter squash and other vegetables and fruits.
2. Stay Active Outdoors
The mild temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities. Go for a brisk walk or hike to enjoy the autumn scenery while burning calories.
A study conducted by the National Outdoor Leadership School program in Wyoming Concluded that in cold weather, people burned 2,000 more calories per day than they consumed, on average, compared to 1,000 calories in warm weather, leading to weight loss (more in women than men).
Exercising in the cold burns more calories than exercising in warmer temperatures, making it easier to lose weight.
3. Hydration is Key
As the humidity drops, staying hydrated is crucial. Aim for at least 8 cups of water daily to keep your metabolism active.
Cold air and low humidity also can contribute to dehydration in the winter and there can be moisture loss with breathing cold, dry air as well.
Drinking up to 3.7 liters (15.5 cups) of water per day is recommended.
4. It's Soups and Stews Season
Fall is the perfect time to bring out your slow cookers or pots to prepare hearty soups and fulfilling stews.
Try making your soups with lean proteins and various seasonal veggies to satisfy your hunger without adding extra calories.
5. Maintain a Regular Sleep Schedule
As the cold and flu season begins, a well-rested body is better equipped to fight off infections.
Consistent sleeping habits also help regulate hormones that control appetite and metabolism, which can support weight management goals during a season known for comfort food.
6. Mindful Eating
Practice mindfulness during meals to prevent overeating and enjoy every bite. Eating slow can improve digestion and reduce bloating.
Try starting your meals with smaller portions and wait before going for seconds. Eat when you're hungry, not out of boredom or stress.
Fall into a healthier you this fall season with the support of Just Melt Med Spa. Schedule your weight loss consultation today to learn more about our approach to losing weight.