Many people struggle to maintain a weight they’re comfortable with. For some of us, genetics can make it tough to lose the weight we no longer want to carry. For others, it’s a sedentary lifestyle brought on by more work in offices and little time to get active. It doesn’t help that many of the foods readily available to us — and that taste great — lack nutritional value or pack in the sugar and sodium. But maintaining a weight that doctors consider healthy can help prevent a number of conditions, like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke.
Lifestyle changes are a fairly accessible way to manage weight. Limiting portions, swapping a sugar-heavy snack for a piece of fruit or a fried dinner for a fresh one — these are dietary choices that can help us be more comfortable and healthy in our bodies. It’s also important to get physical activity. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week (or some combination of the two). Cannabis-based treatments, such as marijuana and CBD oils, hold potential for weight loss help, too.
One study revealed CBD stimulated fat breakdown, increased the body’s capacity to burn calories, and decreased fat cell generation. At cannabisMD, we provide expert opinion and unbiased research on the possibilities and limitations of cannabis and CBD in helping you lose weight and stay healthy.