A simple two-second Google search shows you that the number one, top-of-the-list most common New Year’s Resolution is losing weight and/or working out–any form of weight management. But what percentage of the population actually come through with this resolution? According to Statistic Brain, only 8% successfully lose weight over the new year. It’s time to change! We have six healthy weight management tips for you that’ll give you the boost you need to get started!
1. Make Weight Management a Priority, not a Punishment
Don’t view the changes in your diet as punishment. Focus instead on the fact that you’re putting high quality, useful nutrients in your body that your digestive system can then break down into usable energy.
2. Guage Realistic Goals
Don’t make vague resolutions like, “This year, I will lose weight.” Although we admire your resolve, you may have better success if you have a specific Game Plan. For example, Rochester Medical Weight Loss will help you establish specific exercise routines customized to fit your individual needs. We will support your resolution and help you come up with a realistic plan.
3. Help Yourself by Thinking Healthy
Weight management isn’t limited to a New Year’s Resolution–it’s a lifestyle and a mindset. For example, if you attend a dinner-based function, instead of gazing longingly at those pesky comfort foods, focus on the people present, the conversation, the occasion, or the environment.
4. Accountability for Action
Experience has shown us that patients are much more likely to follow through with their weight loss goals when they have an accountability partner who fully understands their condition. We at RMWL want to give you support and encouragement to stay dedicated to your meal plan and exercise routine.
5. Welcome Water
You’ve heard countless times the common demand, “Drink water,” and you know it’s good for you. But do you know how good? Water naturally washes out toxins from your system, suppresses hunger pains, strengthens your immune system, etc. If you commit to drinking a full 6-8 ounce glass of water before each meal, you’ll feel fuller before you begin consuming calories. And to include the well-known rule-of-thumb, drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water every day.
6. Don’t Listen to Labels
Sure the packaging might say “diet,” but that doesn’t mean you’re not putting empty, harmful calories into your system. For example, one study discovered that when you consume just one “diet” soda per day, you increase your risk of acquiring metabolic syndrome–and thus, heart disease–by 34%. We suggest foods with high protein, low sugar, quality fats, and a sufficient amount of carbs.
We hope these 6 weight management tips help you kick-start your #1 New Year’s Resolution! To help you stay true to your 2015 goals, we’re offering a special 6 WEEK program that ends January 31st, so come quickly! Check out our Meal Plans page for more info or give us a call and we’ll gladly set you up to meet with our Wellness Coordinator!Tags: medical weight loss