Weight loss is no easy feat. A good start is to take a good look at your current lifestyle and be realistic about where changes should be made. There are some simple changes you can make to your routine alongside your ORBERA® weight loss balloon to encourage a healthy lifestyle. ORBERA® is a tool to help with weight loss, but you must incorporate a healthy lifestyle in order to be successful. To understand more about ORBERA® you can watch the success stories of others.
1. Start Your Day Off Right
If you begin your day with a healthy morning routine it can help you to feel more energized and lighter. Your morning routine could include:
Going for a walk
Some light yoga
Drinking hot lemon water or green tea
Eating a low-carb breakfast that is high in protein and fiber
Avoiding sugar other than fruit and yogurt
Maximize your daily routine by meals and even your outfit the night before. Motivate yourself by starting your day off right during your ORBERA® weight loss journey!
2. Drink More Water
Drinking the right amount of water each day is crucial to losing weight and ultimately living a healthy lifestyle. To increase your results while you have your ORBERA® weight loss balloon, you should be drinking a minimum of eight cups of water a day.1
3. Walk It Off
Although walking may not feel like a high-intensity workout, if done regularly it can help to maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term. You can add a morning or evening walk to your daily routine, take the stairs or park far away when you do errands. You can truly maximize the results of your ORBERA® weight loss balloon with regular, daily exercise.
4. Eat Real Food
What you eat plays a big role during your ORBERA® weight loss journey. Eating real food nourishes your body, helps you to feel satisfied longer and can taste really good! Real food generally consists of fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats, nuts/seeds and dairy. You should always aim to fill your body with filling proteins first before you eat less nourishing foods.
If there are certain unhealthy foods that you can’t seem to shake the craving for (especially those with empty calories), chances are there might be a healthy alternative. For example, a good substitute for rice can be quinoa or you can always swap out French fries for homemade sweet potato fries.
If you are unsure about which foods are best for your weight loss journey you can meet with a nutritionist, physician or find an ORBERA® specialist near you.
5. Change Your Meal Routine
The way you eat your food can have an impact on your weight loss results. It’s easier to keep portion sizes smaller when you serve food on smaller plates. Smaller plate sizes combined with your ORBERA® stomach balloon can help you to adapt to smaller portions during meals. It can also be beneficial to eat slowly and drink lots of water before and during your meal.
You can also utilize the ORBERA® Coach online portal to record and track your meals during your aftercare program. This tool will help you to keep a detailed list of everything you have eaten and help you to eat better in the future.
6. Do You Drink Coffee or Tea?
Unless you are drinking your tea or coffee black, chances are there might be some unhealthy additions in your drink. Adding milk, cream or sugar can have negative results in the long run. Moving forward, taste-test some healthy alternatives like almond milk, agave or honey to add flavor to your drink. Choosing healthy alternatives while you have your ORBERA® balloon will help you to create long-term positive habits.
7. Motivate Yourself
At the end of the day, you need to stay motivated in order to be successful while you have your ORBERA® balloon. Along with the help of your ORBERA® team, there are things you can do on your own to keep your inspiration flowing:
Buy new workout clothes or shoes
Take “before and after” pictures of yourself throughout your weight loss journey
Invest in a “goal” outfit that you can wear comfortably at the end of your weight loss journey
Meet with your coach using ORBERA® Coach for inspiration and motivation
Results may not happen overnight, and that’s okay. For your ORBERA® weight loss journey to have lasting results it’s important that you lose the weight properly, adapt to routine exercise and effectively learn healthy eating habits.
With a positive attitude, patience and the ORBERA® weight loss program, you can achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and long-term weight loss.
1. “Efficacy of water preloading before main meals as a strategy for weight loss in primary care patients with obesity: RCT” [Online]. Available: http://time.com/4011532/water-weight-loss/. [Accessed: 18-July-2016].