The holiday season does not have to be a time of dread for you. This year you can side-step the weight management challenges many of us face at this time of year. Robert Ziltzer, MD and Craig Primack, MD have put together your holiday cheat sheet with easy steps to guide you through the festive season without weight gain. Download your copy now!
It was one of your favorite things to do as a kid—to get on your bike and go soaring down the street with your friends. Perhaps as you have grown older the sensation has lost its thrill, especially as more convenient methods of travel take priority in getting to work and helping you run errands. But cycling is still a great pastime, and more than that, it is a wonderful form of exercise that can help you get in shape and burn a lot of calories.
One of the biggest benefits of working with a medical weight loss program is that so many of the smaller details are determined for you. This is the case especially when it comes to managing your healthy diet. When you first sign up for your weight loss program you will sit down with a nutritionist or weight loss doctor and review the types of foods that you typically eat, and the types of foods that you know you should be eating. Working with a weight loss expert in this way can clear up a lot of the misconceptions about what you should be eating every day to help you reach your weight loss goal.
At the onset of that journey you may not see that future so clearly, so it sometimes helps to take a step back and to hear the words of those who have made it there themselves. What does someone who lost 25, 50 or even 150 pounds say to themselves in the mirror? What do they think about when they reflect on their weight loss journey?
How to get started with an exercise routine as you begin your medical weight loss program.
What if a smile was exactly what the doctor ordered? Recently, a team of researchers conducted a comprehensive review of scientific findings over the past several decades and concluded that happiness has a direct positive impact on overall health. This means that the notion of putting on a smile and faking it until you make it actually holds some merit. If you want to start improving your health, the best place to start is with your mindset.
Being successful in a medical weight loss program requires more than abiding by the rules of a diet and exercise program. A medical weight loss program introduces you to healthy habits that have to become part of your life. Making a total lifestyle change to embrace a healthier lifestyle is the only way to be truly successful and to achieve long-term weight loss.
Do you remember when you decided that this was IT!? This is the last time I will lose those 20 lbs., those 50 lbs., 100 lbs.! Do you remember when you made the commitment, you made the call to come in, you met with the doctor, you had your new weight loss plan put together, and you lost the weight! You were probably so confident in your ability to maintain your weight loss, right? I mean, you followed your plan, you went to class, you had accountability, you let the doctor put together a maintenance plan with you and this was going to be EASY!
Knowledge is power. So if you want to win the fight against obesity, you can’t do it through brute force alone. Diet and exercise are your best allies when it comes to losing weight, but focusing on these two strategies alone isn’t going to bring you to your weight loss goal—a lesson you’ve likely already learned on your own.