Genetics, age, upbringing, the sedentary nature of the modern work environment and an abundance of processed food all play an important role in weight.
There is strong evidence to support that even a small amount of weight loss makes a big difference in treating and reversing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In fact, a sustained weight loss >7% is a very powerful way to improve your health long-term. A reasonable goal is a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week.
Though many aspects of weight, such as genetics, aren’t in our control, weight is influenced by behaviors, which are in our control. The best way to achieve sustainable weight loss is to focus on behaviors. The degree of behavior change necessary for weight loss is different for everyone and can change over time. If you’ve made meaningful changes toward a predominantly plant-based diet and regular physical activity, but your weight isn’t improving, there are some strategies that will help.
Check out the weight loss guide in the app to learn more.