This Is the Year…Oh, Nevermind
It’s human nature to want to do better. It’s also human nature to not follow through. Every year, millions of Americans enthusiastically proclaim “this is the year I finally lose weight and get healthy!” And every year, millions of Americans are left disappointed – wondering why their “resolution” didn’t take.
You’re NOT Alone
A quick online search reveals the top three resolutions ALL have to do with weight loss and living a healthier life. So it’s not surprising why so many struggle year after year to find lasting results.
Of the 60% of us that make a resolution, only about 8% stick with it. Sigh.
But don’t despair. For so many, the years of struggling and failed resolutions lead them to a better place – like finding a lasting solution via weight loss surgery.
We’re Here to Help
We know there are many questions surrounding weight loss, so let’s take a moment to provide answers, share some tips, tricks and mindsets that can improve your chance at achieving success in the New Year; at least where your weight loss goals are concerned.
Q. Help! I am working out and eating a healthy diet, but my weight just won’t budge.
A. You’re not alone! For most everyone who has dieted, it’s not unusual to hit a plateau during any weight-loss program. Check your portions as even a little extra food at every meal can add up, making your weight loss stall. Also, make sure you are getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day!
The important thing is, if you hit a plateau, don’t get discouraged. Instead, get help. We have many weight loss solutions, both non-surgical and surgical, that can help you continue to move in the right direction. Ask us!
Q. How do I handle cravings for the foods I know are not good for me?
A. The best approach is to try to satisfy your cravings with a nutritious snack that fits into your healthy eating plan. Keeping fruits and vegetables on hand to munch on can help. These snacks are high in fiber and can help you feel satisfied. Also, protein-rich snacks can keep you fuller longer, so try a handful of nuts or a hard-boiled egg for on-the-go snacks. They just might save you from swinging through that fast-food, drive-through window!
Our registered dietitian can work with you one-on-one to provide the tools and support you need to achieve a healthier life. Through this personalized approach, we can help you identify small, comfortable steps to incorporate both dietary and lifestyle changes that will result in long term success.
Q. How do I know if I’m a candidate for weight loss surgery?
A. Bariatric surgery is a great tool for lasting weight loss, but it is not for the casual dieter and there are several requirements that you will need to meet in order to be considered. The first step is to schedule a consultation, where we look at not just your weight, but also your body mass index (BMI) and any obesity-related health conditions you deal with. We can talk about all the options out there and determine which one is best for you.
Take the First Step
It’s a new year. A fresh start. You don’t have to continue living your life feeling defeated. You can lose the weight, regain your health, improve your quality of life and feel great about yourself. New year, new focus. Let us help you accomplish your goals.
No blame. No Shame. Just compassionate care that gets results.
We have three locations in Denton, Flower Mound and Frisco. Whether you need to lose a few pounds or more than 100, schedule a consultation with Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas today.