Whether you want to lose weight for aesthetic reasons or to improve your overall health and wellness, deciding to start a weight loss program can be overwhelming. Losing weight can be a challenging endeavor, but with the right plan in place and a strong support system, you can do anything you set your mind to. At CardioMender, MD, we can help you take those first steps toward a healthier you and assist you in adopting lifelong, fundamental changes so that you are able to maintain your ideal weight and optimal health.
Set and Plan Your Weight Loss Goals
Simply changing your diet or trying a new exercise routine isn’t enough when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. If you had looked for a fast way to lose weight before, you might have tried a fad diet, such as the paleo diet, KETO, Atkins or HCG diet.
While these ‘diets’ may provide short-term results, they do not address the root cause of why people gain weight in the first place. This makes these fad diets not only difficult to sustain, but also makes individuals more likely to gain weight faster than they did before the fad diet. In fact, UCLA researchers found that “at least one-third to two-thirds of people on diets regain more weight than they lost within four or five years.” Additionally fad diets deprive you of essential nutrients your body needs to function normally.
At CardioMender, MD, you can expect our team to take the time to get to know you and incorporate your goals and preferences into a personalized weight loss and wellness program. During your first visit, our weight loss center medical staff will assess your weight loss needs through an initial wellness consultation.
Based on the results of your wellness consultation and weight loss assessment, our team will create a personalized program that will help you lose weight quickly and safely based on your needs. As you are losing weight, we will look for opportunities to adjust your program to optimize your results. Once your goal weight is achieved, a maintenance plan will be developed for you to help you keep the weight off.
Mentally and Physically Prepare for Your Weight Loss Program
A crucial component for weight loss success is mentally and physically preparing for the changes you are about to make in your life. You want to think about why you want to lose weight and what will motivate you when the road starts to get bumpy.
Many people fall off the wagon when it comes to eating out with friends and family. However, you can still enjoy your time with loved ones without sabotaging your weight loss plan. When it comes to your meals and snacks, always be ready with a Plan A, a Plan B, and a Plan C.
Have a predetermined fallback of plan-friendly snacks and food options that you carry with you when in the car or at a meeting, or have on-hand at work. Being prepared to make those optimal choices in challenging situations will help you progress and keep going strong in your weight loss program.
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Execute and Lose to Win!
Now that you have a plan in place, your goals laid out in front of you, and a strong support system at CardioMender, MD, it is time to make things happen! This means executing your weight loss plans and simply doing what it takes to shed those unwanted pounds and live a healthier lifestyle.
At CardioMender, MD, we are committed to improving the long-term health and wellness of our patients through our safe, medical weight loss program. We want to help you become the best version of yourself in 2021!