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A Guide to Holistic, Effective Strategies for Healthy Weight Loss

A woman lovingly looks at herself in a mirror, demonstrating holistic and healthy weight loss.

Many aging adults deal with weight gain as life becomes busier and perhaps more stressful. It takes willpower and nutritional education to achieve weight loss and combat the effects of slower metabolism. If this is your reality, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s completely normal and to be expected. 

This guide explains how you can meet your weight loss goals in holistic ways, requiring less effort on your part. Let’s take a closer look.

Weight Loss Calculator: Does It Work?

As society advances, so does our technology to meet the growing needs of individuals. Receiving accurate, individualized information about weight is a huge benefit of our societal advancements. This is where a weight loss calculator comes in.

Overall, it has the ability to quickly determine a weight loss plan based on activity levels, calorie expenditure, and overall goals. Weight loss calculators function by measuring the following:

  • Basal Metabolic Rate (also called Resting Metabolic Rate)
  • Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE)
  • Goal weight by a desired date
  • Current intake ratio of carbs, fats, and protein

Try NASM’s Calorie Calculator to get your personalized report.

You’ll be asked your age, height, current weight, desired weight, activity level, and future date weight loss goal. Then, you’ll be asked for macronutrient ratios for a complete calculation. 

More On Calculating Macronutrients

Calculating macronutrients is an alternative to counting all calories. By monitoring how much carbs, fats, and protein you consume daily, we get a better picture of what your nutrient content is. These are the calories that the body needs in large amounts to provide energy. 

Tracking these actually counts total calorie intake as well since it takes into account where the calories are coming from. Macro counting is also called “flexible dieting,” which is what we always aim for – balance and flexibility. 

To do so, you’ll begin by adding up the total number of grams of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates you consume per meal or per day. Choosing to do this means learning the art of calorie counting and consuming balanced meals of food items you like.

Z.E.N. Foods was created to help our clients obtain adequate nutrition through balanced meals. We do all the calculations for you! Our consultants will work with you to set up a personalized meal plan that controls your daily calorie intake and is tailored to your dietary needs and taste buds. 

We’re known for helping our clients accomplish their weight loss goals and regaining energy. Read more about how you can benefit from our calorie controlled meal delivery.

What About Fasting for Weight Loss?

One of the popular weight loss programs is intermittent fasting. This regimen takes an individual’s Body Mass Index (BMI) into account. Intermittent fasting involves choosing regular time periods to eat and fast. 

For some people, it makes sense to try eating only one or two meals a day, twice a week. For others, it’s to eat within an eight-hour time period each week. The point here is to increase levels of the human growth hormone (HGH), which boosts metabolism, weight loss, and muscle strength. 

During times of food deprivation, the body more quickly and efficiently accesses the body’s fat for energy. The idea here, however, isn’t to fall into restrictive eating. Rather, it’s to gently incorporate methods that work with your lifestyle. 

Z.E.N. Weight Loss Programs Can Help

Z.E.N. Foods helps people who are too busy to shop and cook to regain control of their weight and energy through personalized meal plans. It’s possible to eat healthy and delicious meals that benefit your weight loss goals, too. Visit our website or give us a call at (310) 205-9368 to talk with a Z.E.N. consultant. We look forward to hearing from you!

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