4 Tips for You to Succeed In Your Medical Weight Loss Program
Lots of people want to lose weight, especially as the weather starts to warm up. For many people, the first step toward achieving their weight loss goals is to sign up for a medical weight loss program. These programs give individuals the help and tools they need to lose weight quickly and effectively.
While the professionals will do everything they can to guide you through the process, in the end, the results are up to you. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your medical weight loss program at Essential Weight Loss.
1. Understand why you want to lose weight and why you’ve gained weight
Weight loss and weight gain are rarely simple. For many people, especially those with significant weight to lose, there are complex emotional factors to take into account as well. An article in Psychology Today explains, “Food can be a way of comforting ourselves, a form of solace, a way of avoiding facing up to situations or confronting what is really going on.” Understanding why you’ve gained weight and what is motivating you now to lose weight will help you find success in a medical weight loss program.
2. Set realistic expectations
While a medical weight loss program will help you lose weight quickly by creating a personalized program, all healthy weight loss takes time. To avoid getting discouraged, you need to set realistic expectations for the amount of time and dedication a program like this will take. At Essential Weight Loss, we can help you form realistic expectations about the process and help you stay motivated.
3. Be honest
You need to be honest with yourself and with your specialist in order to succeed. This means recognizing your weak points and acknowledging when you slip up. Only then can we design a diet and exercise program that’s going to work for you. We have multiple medical weight loss programs that we tailor for each individual based on their demographic and lifestyle. And everyone slips up – it’s nothing to be ashamed of – but by telling us during check-ins, we can work together to create strategies to help you stick to your plan.
4. Be ready for a multi-faceted approach
To get the best and fastest results, you need to combine diet and exercise, and possibly consider adding supplements and medications to your program. By approaching weight loss from all three angles, you’ll be able to lose weight quickly and keep it off. In fact, exercise may be critical to long-term weight loss success. The National Weight Control Registry found that 90% of those successful at keeping weight off exercise at least one hour a day on average. Even if you don’t have time for an hour a day, any exercise is beneficial during weight loss. That’s why we take lifestyle into account when we design our medical weight loss programs. The best diet and exercise plan is one you can stick to.
The right medical weight loss plan can help get you on your way to your goals, but only you can choose if it’s going to be a success. Learn more about how we develop a medical weight loss plan unique to you and your lifestyle. If you’re ready to lose weight, schedule your appointment with Essential Weight Loss online today!