Lose Weight Fast

Lose Weight Fast
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Weight Loss Programs To Lose Weight Fast

At Lake Norman Weight Loss & Wellness, we understand that each patient has their own individual goals and is in a different place physically, mentally and emotionally when it comes to their weight loss goals. That is why our Lake Norman weight loss experts create personalized weight loss programs to help each patient find success and to lose weight fast. Some items we want our patients to understand are:

Best Weight Loss Practices

Understand the common things that promote weight loss across the board for patients.

Why Diets Can Fail

Understand the common trends that can cause individuals to quit their weight loss programs.

Have A Support System

Having a group of people with common shred goals can keep you motivated to succeed.

Best Dieting Practices To Lose Weight Fast!

Scientific research supports the following methods of weight loss:

1. Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a way to eat that requires you to eat for a short time and then eat again later.

There have been several studies that proved that intermittent fasting for up to 24 hours can lead to weight loss in overweight people.

These are the most popular intermittent fasting methods:

On non-fasting days, it is best to follow a healthy eating style to avoid overeating.

2. Keep track of your exercise and diet

A person who wants to lose weight should keep track of all the food and drinks they consume each day. This can be done by keeping a log of every food and drink they consume in a journal or online.

In 2017, researchers estimated that 3.7 million health apps would have been downloaded by the end 2017. These apps were the most downloaded . This is not surprising, since tracking weight loss and physical activity on the go can be a great way to manage weight.

One study showed that weight loss can be achieved by consistent monitoring of your physical activity. Research shows a positive correlation between weight reduction and regular exercise and food intake. Even a simple device like a pedometer could be useful in weight loss .

3. Mindful eating

Mindful eating refers to a practice that encourages people to pay more attention to what they eat and where it comes from. This practice can help people enjoy their food and keep a healthy weight.

People are often busy and eat fast on the go, in the car, at work, or while watching TV. Many people don’t even realize what they are eating.

Mindful eating techniques include:

  • Enjoy your meal, at least at a table.
  • Avoid distractions while you eat: Don’t turn on the TV or your phone.
  • Slow eating: Take your time and enjoy the food. This helps to lose weight because it allows the brain to recognize when they are full.
  • Make thoughtful food choices: Select foods that are rich in nutrients and that last for hours, not minutes.

4. Eating protein for breakfast

To help people feel full, protein can control appetite hormones. This is mostly due to a decrease in the hunger hormone ghrelin and a rise in the satiety hormones peptide YY, GLP-1, and cholecystokinin.

Research studies on young adults have also shown that high-protein breakfasts can prolong the effects of hormones.

For a high-protein breakfast, eggs, oats and nut butters are good choices.

5. Reducing sugar and refined carbs

The Western diet is becoming more high in added sugars. This has clear links to obesity, even though the sugar is found in beverages and not food.

Refined carbohydrate is a processed food that lacks fiber and other nutrients. These include white rice and bread as well as pasta.

These foods are easy to digest and convert to glucose quickly.

Excess glucose enters the blood and provokes the hormone 37 trillion bacteria.

There are many types and levels of bacteria found in the gut. Certain types of bacteria can increase the energy that a person extracts from food. This can lead to weight gain and fat deposition.

Certain foods may increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut.

  • Wide variety of plants. Increasing the amount of fruits, vegetables and grains in the diet will increase fiber uptake and diversity in gut bacteria. It is important to ensure that 75 percent of your meals are made up of vegetables and other plant-based food.
  • Fermented foods : These promote the growth of good bacteria and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Probiotics are good for good bacteria. Good sources of probiotics include yogurt, miso, kimchi and kefir. Study results from kimchi have shown that it is anti-obesity. Studies have also shown that Kefir can promote weight loss among overweight women.
  • Prebiotic food: These foods stimulate some of the good bacteria needed to aid weight management. Many fruits and vegetables contain prebiotic fiber, including chicory root and artichoke. It can also be found in grains like oats, barley, and barley.

8. A good night’s rest

Numerous studies have shown an increase in obesity due to sleeping less than 5-6 hours per night. This could be due to several factors.

Research suggests that poor quality or insufficient sleep can slow down metabolism, which is the process by which calories are converted to energy. The body can store unutilized energy as fat if its metabolism is not as efficient. Poor sleep can also increase insulin production and cortisol, which can lead to fat storage.

The regulation of appetite-controlling hormones ghrelin and leptin also depends on how long someone sleeps. Leptin signals the brain that you are full.

9. Managing your stress levels

Stress causes the release hormones like adrenaline and cortisol which in turn decrease appetite as part the body’s fight/flight response.

Cortisol can stay in the bloodstream longer if people are constantly stressed. This will increase their appetite and possibly lead to more eating.

Cortisol is a sign that the body needs to replenish its nutritional stores using the preferred fuel source, carbohydrate.

Insulin transports sugar from carbohydrates from blood to muscles and brain. The body stores this sugar as fat if it is not used in fight or flight.

Research found that implementing an 8-week stress-management intervention program resulted in significant reduction in the body mass index 


It is important to remember that there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss.

The best way to reach and maintain a healthy weight is to eat a nutritious, balanced diet.

This should include 10 portions of fruit and vegetables, good-quality protein, and whole-grains. It is also beneficial to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.

Why Diets Fail

How many times have your self-proclaimed “I will finally lose weight” only to forget to track your calories and stop exercising, and then go back to the old bad habits you were using? It seems like your original plan of “I am going fast to lose weight” isn’t working out as planned.

Dieting is HARD.

Research has shown that dieting can make the brain more sensitive and vulnerable to stress, as well as the temptation to eat high-fat and high-calorie foods. Research on weight loss has mainly focused on how to regulate appetite. This helps people eat less, feel fuller faster, and have fewer cravings. It is difficult to lose weight once you have lost it. Even weight loss surgery is not always able to maintain a slimmer body.

Researchers hypothesized that dieting makes people more vulnerable to chronic stress, which could make even the most dedicated dieter crave a pint or hot, cheesy pie. While one hot fudge sundae will not cause weight gain, a pattern or comfort eating could result in weight loss.

The experiment revealed that dieting is difficult because your brain works against you. Learning how to deal with stress might be key to weight loss. “You are not prone to let stress drive you to eat.” Bale believes that creating medications that target these stress pathways could help dieters lose weight.

Lake Norman Weight Loss & Wellness offers a great weight-loss support group on its Facebook Page where you can connect with other people who are losing weight to stay motivated.

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Leah Miller
Leah Miller
14:14 28 Jun 22
Shannon and the rest of the staff at LKN Weight-Loss are awesome! Shannon would not prescribe the weight loss medicine... until I was able to control my high blood pressure. She offered alternative solutions in the meantime. Everyone is very patient with my daughter when she has to come with me-letting her “help”.read more
14:31 29 Apr 22
Every visit is a wonderful experience! Shannon is fantastic and always takes the time to discuss results and best... practices, as well as offering advice in the areas where improvement is needed. Helping me with accountability on my weight loss journey is critical for success and this team is hands down the best!read more
jolee longshore
jolee longshore
11:39 09 Mar 22
Absolutely love the office!! Everyone I meet was super sweet. I am so happy that they took the time to answer all my... questions and provide a lot of information!!read more
Michelle Elegy
Michelle Elegy
15:00 25 Feb 22
Shannon and all the ladies at LKN are amazing. I trust them completely and I hope they know how much they are... appreciated. Shannon is a great doctor. This is an wonderful practice and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done to care for me and to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend LKN Weight Loss.read more
Hayley Hudspeth
Hayley Hudspeth
12:30 25 Feb 22
if you’re looking for starting your weight loss journey/healthy living this is your place. The staff are so friendly... and helpful in so many ways than one. Sharon is great and helpful when it comes to reaching your goals with your body and wants to help you in anyway she can it’s a no judgement zone there. Great place Great people. it’s not like a DR office that you don’t like going to this office is more like you’re catching up with your girls 10/10 recommend the Lake Norman Weight Loss/ wellness! Make your appointment now you won’t regret it!! If you do the work and as your dr say you’ll see results quick I did!read more
Genita Edwards-Nashville
Genita Edwards-Nashville
10:24 25 Feb 22
Shannon is truly a lifesaver. When I contacted her for her services my life was literally spinning out of control. Due... to this horrific pandemic and working in healthcare was a nightmare. My comfort was found in “FOOD” ! That all changed with Shannon’s accountable change of life plan. Not diet CHANGE OF LIFE! I’ve managed to follow her recommendations and though it hasn’t always been easy. A year this coming May and I’ll have reached my desired goal. 40+ pounds and counting thus far. Shannon and her staff are awesome and truly care for their patients! Thanks Shannon for changing my LIFE..read more
Bethany Graham
Bethany Graham
19:13 24 Feb 22
I have been very pleased with LKN Weight Loss! Their communication and customer service is amazing. I fully appreciate... someone always picking up the phone whenever I needed to call. I have had a terrible time losing weight and Shannon and her staff have been so sweet and non-judgmental, especially when I had to take a break due to high stressors in my life that was impacting my goals. I would highly recommend them!read more
Dana Duvernay
Dana Duvernay
19:04 24 Feb 22
Such a welcoming and kind place! They really care about your success and want everyone to reach their goals. I can tell... them all my concerns and ask any questions without feeling judged. I’m so grateful I found LKN ❤️read more
Dianna Byers
Dianna Byers
16:16 04 Feb 22
“I can’t say enough about the staff and process at LKN Weight loss and Wellness. From the moment I walked in the door... the staff was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I didn’t know a lot about EMSculpt Neo but the staff explained all about the tool, how it works and what to expect before, during and after the process. After 4 sessions I’m looking forward to the final results. I would highly recommend the team at LKN and the EMSculpt!”read more
jackie dillion
jackie dillion
13:18 16 Sep 21
Fake practice. Never called in medication as promised twice. 200 dollars for absolute nothing. Contacting bbb as well.
Andrea Price
Andrea Price
01:54 04 Sep 21
I made a last minute appointment to start my services and Shannon did everything she could to accommodate me. Giving me... 1st class service and excellent follow up. I’m looking forward to my weight loss journey with LKN.read more
Rachel Skirvin
Rachel Skirvin
20:22 16 Jul 21
Shannon and her Staff are the most caring people I have ever met. I feel like I’m going to visit my friends vs a Dr.... She truly is a blessing. I can go to her with any concern and she advises me and is never judge mental of my situation or circumstance. I won’t go to anyone but her for my weight loss journey. Thank you guys for being everything I need in my darkest hour.read more
Kylie Muellemann
Kylie Muellemann
01:58 26 May 21
Shannon is terrific. She is very thorough and listens to your concerns. Highly recommended!
03:45 12 Oct 20
The ladies at LKN Weight Loss are amazing! From my first visit Shannon was open and informative and always willing to... be personable and never judgmental. Whatever questions and concerns I have they are there and willing to make answer or seek the answers which is amazing. My weight management can be difficult with other health restrictions but Shannon has been very encouraging and provides plans that’s tailored to each individuals needs. I’m so happy with the progress that’s being made currently down over 15 pounds and have loss inches in all areas in less the 3 months.read more
chiquita walker
chiquita walker
14:29 11 Oct 20
Shannon and her team have been amazing to work with. I never feel like they are trying to “sell” me because their... programs speak for themselves. While losing my baby weight (40 lbs.) is a huge accomplishment, my biggest achievement was changing my eating lifestyle. I feel like I eat to live instead of the other way around and for that, I can’t thank the LKN team enough!read more
Jesikah McNeil
Jesikah McNeil
12:25 11 Oct 20
Dr. Shannon is so personable and knowledgeable. Everyone in the office is to be exact. The level of service and care I... receive there is impeccable. I’ve never had a bad experience. Oh, and did I mention I’ve lost so much weight under her care. Results Results Results!!!read more
Velita Degraft
Velita Degraft
06:18 11 Oct 20
LKN Weight Loss & Wellness offers the total package: great results and great service with a smile and at an affordable... price! What I really enjoy is the way they make me feel from the time I walk in until the time I leave.A weight loss journey can be a struggle both physically and mentally, but the LKN Weight Loss & Wellness staff are my personal cheering section who reassures me that they are with me all the way! I look forward to every appointment!read more
Kaleigh Stovall
Kaleigh Stovall
16:46 10 Aug 20
I’ve been a patient at Shannon’s practice for a little over a month now and not only am I super happy with my weight... loss results, I’m also very thankful for the care she and Briana take of their patients! They’re both friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and they make you feel completely comfortable from the very first meeting. You can tell they love what they do and they enjoy cheering on their patients as they gain back their health and confidence. I would recommend this practice and this program to anyone looking for a holistic view at weight loss and accountability from a medical professional who truly wants to see you succeed.read more
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