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Weight loss

If you’ve been thinking that you need to lose some weight, you’re not alone. Whether your motivation is due to pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or you’d like to feel more confident, there are many ways people try to lose weight.

Have you tried several weight loss programs before but ended up falling off the wagon? If you’ve been diagnosed with obesity, and haven’t had much success with diets before, you might consider following a customized weight loss program this time around.

A medically supervised program can be the difference between gaining the weight back and keeping it off forever. Below are six ways a medically supervised weight program can make all the difference.

1. Customized medical advice

With a medically supervised weight loss program, you’ll start your weight loss journey by having a certified medical professional evaluating your current medical condition, the food you eat, and your exercise routine. Your doctor will then create a comprehensive plan that’s targeted for your body’s specific needs.

Are you concerned that you’ll have to give up your favorite foods? Whether your doctor recommends a low calorie diet, a very low calorie diet, or otherwise, they should be able to assist you in making better use of your daily calorie allowance while including some of your favorite indulgences.

An additional benefit of a medically supervised weight loss program is that you’ll never have to guess if anything is detrimental to your health. Some standardized exercise routines may be too strenuous for your body, as well as some diet programs. Since everything is catered to your body’s needs, you won’t have to worry that you’re putting yourself at risk.

2. A diet plan suited to your needs

Instead of following video instructions or a bland diet manual, you’ll receive personalized advice that examines weight loss strategies that will help only you. This means that during the meal planning portion of your program, you’ll receive advice for including your favorite foods. You’ll also receive advice on healthy food preparation and strategies for making the most out of your time and daily calorie intake.

3. An exercise regimen designed for your needs

When establishing your personalized weight loss program, your physician will help you determine the best workout routine for your body. This will be based on your current abilities as well as your diet. Because your doctor will be familiar with any past injuries, joint concerns, and ability level, you can rest assured that you’ll begin to see results without feeling like you’re overdoing it.

4. Comprehensive medical assessment

One of the best things about a medically supervised weight loss program is that you don’t have to guess. In reality, you won’t be making decisions that could be harmful to your health because your physician will recommend everything. Before you start your program, your doctor will screen you for any pre-existing conditions you might not be aware of, such as pre-hypertension. You will then be given a dietary plan and workout regimen based on your current abilities and fitness level.

5. You’ll form healthy habits on your terms

When beginning any weight loss program, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Perhaps you found it difficult to eat certain foods in moderation before or you were too strict with your food selections. The fact remains that implementing any lifestyle change can become daunting, so having the support of a certified professional who has your best interest in mind will help.

6. Healthy results

The biggest payoff for your medically supervised weight loss program will be the results you can see and feel. Though some extreme plans may help you lose weight very quickly, you may end up gaining it back once you wean yourself off the program. When making a lifestyle change assisted by a weight loss professional, you’ll see the results in a healthy and timely manner.

 

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Weight loss

If you’re preparing your weight loss journey, you’re likely aware of the fact that there’s more to losing weight than adopting a low calorie diet. Reaching a healthy weight takes determination, commitment, and a willingness to break your old routines and habits. And let’s face it, since we’re all creatures of habit, shifting your routines can be the most difficult hurdle to jump.

Before shedding the pounds, you have to be willing to shed the bad habits that could be holding you back from reaching your goals. Every decision you make regarding food, exercise, and events, becomes a factor in your weight loss journey. Though it may seem overwhelming, there are little things you can do on the daily that will ensure your weight loss success.

1. Stop going through the drive thru every single day

Whether you’re accustomed to stopping at Starbucks every morning for your venti latte or Burger King for an afternoon snack, these pit-stops are keeping you back from reaching your desired weight loss goal.

However, because most foods are fine in moderation, there’s no reason you can’t stop for your favorite pick-me-up sometimes. Treat yourself, but don’t make it an everyday habit.

2. Eating junk food out of boredom

It’s super easy to sit down with a bag of potato chips and binge on Netflix. The problem is that before you know it, you’re six episodes into Friends and nearly three-fourths of the chips are gone.

If you’re prone to snacking during a movie or show, be sure to keep healthy low calorie snacks in the house. Crunching on low calorie popcorn, baby carrots, or celery is a great way to satisfy your need to munch and these treats won’t blow your diet.

3. Emotional eating

Eating during a stressful time can be a difficult habit to break. If you’ve just broken up with your significant other, it can be extremely tempting to turn to our favorite comfort food. Instead of picking up a pint of ice cream or a bag of leftover holiday chocolate, try to do something else to deal with your feelings.

If you’ve had a bad day at work and are tempted to eat your way through your anger, hit the gym instead. Taking your frustration out on the weights or indoor track will help direct your energy as well as maintain your diet goals. Plus you’ll feel so much better afterward!

4. Sitting on the couch for hours on end

While it’s super tempting to be a couch potato, especially during the colder months, it does absolutely nothing for your physical and mental wellbeing. Whenever you’re tempted to park it on the sofa, take the dog for an extended walk instead or call a friend and meet up for a cup of coffee. At the end of the day, you’ll feel better about using the time in a more productive way and you’re body will thank you for it.

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