The days are longer and warmer, and you know what that means!
Summer is right around the corner, and so is bathing suit season!
If you are like most people who have added on a couple of extra pounds over the winter, the advent of spring has made weight loss a priority.
Losing weight is never easy, but it is easier with some planning and discipline.
The most successful weight loss programs are those that combine both diet and behavior modifications.
There’s no doubt about it. The amount you eat has a direct bearing on how much you weigh. If you want to lose weight, the first thing you should do is look at your diet.
Your diet should consist mainly of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and grains.
While calories are important, most everyone can lose weight simply by cutting out foods that are high in sugar, processed foods, and white foods.
For example, substitute whole grain bread for white bread, or brown rice for white rice. Instead of having a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, try a cheese omelet with a side of fresh fruit.
Next, get moving!
Try to get at least 30 minutes of heart-pumping exercise a day, and do some sort of weight-bearing exercise three times per week.
Having trouble sticking to your exercise plan? Remember to prioritize and plan your exercise just like you would anything else on your schedule, and don’t reschedule unless there’s an emergency.
You’ll be much more likely to stick with your exercise plan if you like what you’re doing, so make sure you choose something you truly enjoy.
Losing weight is certainly challenging. If you would like to lose weight, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, make an appointment to see us.
We can help you develop a diet and exercise plan that works for you, and help you take the first step forward on the path to optimal health.