Interested in losing weight?

Written by on 20 May, 2016 in Blog - Comments Off

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What You Need to Know Before Getting Started

Weight loss can be achieved either by eating fewer calories or by burning more calories with physical activity, preferably both.

A healthy weight loss program consists of:

A reasonable, realistic weight loss goal
A reduced calorie, nutritionally-balanced eating plan
Regular physical activity
A behavior change plan to help you stay on track with your goals

We want to help you with each of these components.

Keep in Mind

Calories countPortions countNutrition countsEven a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits Strive to develop good habits to last a lifetimeDiscuss weight loss with your doctor before getting started

Getting Started

Check your Body Mass Index (BMI) – an indicator of body fat – and see where it fits within the BMIcategories.

Discuss weight loss with your doctor and decide on a goal. If you have a lot of weight to lose, set a realistic intermediate goal, maybe to lose 10 pounds. Remember that even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits.Estimate your calorie needs. Using USDA’s online Adult Energy Needs and BMI Calculator, you can determine the number of calories needed each day to maintain your current weight. To lose about 1 pound per week, subtract 500 calories each day from the daily amount. To lose about 2 pounds per week, subtract 1000 calories daily. Taking a good look at your current habits will help you determine what changes you might make as well as what you are doing right.

How Do I Know Which Weight Loss Plan is Right For Me?

Keep in mind that you want to develop lifestyle habits that will help you maintain your weight in a healthy range. A short-term “diet” that you “go on” and then “go off” is not the answer to long-term weight management.In choosing how to go about losing weight, keep in mind key habits of people who have lost weight and kept in off. These people are called “Successful Losers” by the weight control experts who have studied them.

Key Behaviors of Successful “Losers”

Getting regular physical activity

Reducing calorie and fat intake

Eating regular meals, including breakfast

Weighing themselves regularly

Not letting small “slips” turn into large weight regain

Setting realistic goals and tracking your progress are key to your success. In fact, research has shown that those who keep track of their behaviors are more likely to take off weight and keep it off.

If you would like to investigate more about weight loss and options for its treatment please call and schedule a consultation. Our style of consultation is relaxed and educational. Our goal is to address your concerns in the order of your priorities and give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision. This will help you choose the right treatment or combination of treatments to achieve the result you desire within the budget you have to invest to make this dream come true.

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Our physician-supervised weight loss programs include personalized diets, lifestyle coaching and ongoing support. It’s a highly successful program to promote life-long weight management.