More Americans than ever before are struggling to maintain a healthy weight. The prevalence of cheap, processed food, high-stress work environments, and busy schedules all create the perfect conditions for an expanding waistline. We’ve given you several weight loss tips in parts one and two of our ongoing series, and in today’s post, we’ll continue to provide weight loss tips that anyone can add to their regimen.

Men’s Vitality Center is Tucson’s go-to resource for a variety of men’s health services, including testosterone replacement therapy, diabetes management, and weight loss management. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you, then just get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment!

Even More Weight Loss Tips

Visit the Gym

Although your diet is important, it’s also crucial that you exercise a few times each week to keep your heart, lungs, and muscles strong. Complex movements like barbell squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, and lunges require large groups of muscles to work together in unison, delivering an efficient, full-body workout. As an added bonus, many of these complex movements promote the release of testosterone and human growth hormone, resulting in fat loss and muscle growth. If you’re still working up to these complex movements in your workout, try performing short interval sprints on a track or a stationary bike for a similar testosterone-boosting effect.

… But Don’t Overdo It 

Although it’s a great feeling to walk out of the gym after a hard workout, there is such a thing as too much exercise. Inexperienced and veteran athletes alike are susceptible to the effects of putting the body under more stress than it can handle, also known as overtraining. The body needs to rest in order to fully recover from a tough workout, and constantly pushing yourself as hard as you can go can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Depression, anxiety, and irritability
  • Severe muscle soreness
  • Stalled progress
  • Low testosterone

As providers of testosterone replacement therapy, we’re particularly concerned about decreased testosterone levels caused by working out too frequently. To avoid these symptoms, make sure that you’re getting adequate rest and nutrition following a tough workout.

Focus on the Big Picture

It’s easy to beat yourself up when you miss a day at the gym or choose to have a cheat day. However, it’s important to look at your weight loss journey from an all-things-considered perspective. While a slip-up can often feel like a big deal in the moment, one or two cheat meals each month won’t harm your overall progress. In fact, you may find yourself feeling even more motivated after taking a short break from your routine.

We hope that these tips will help you to achieve your weight loss goals. If you’d like to lose weight as safely and effectively as possible, then contact Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson to learn more about our weight loss management program! We’ll provide you with all the resources you need to successfully lose weight, and we’ll also advise you above other treatments like testosterone replacement therapy that can effectively treat underlying conditions. We look forward to speaking with you soon!