Posted - October 8, 2011

Mentally Prepare Yourself for Weight Loss

Although most Denton residents will come into a weight loss program prepared for the physical changes, it is perhaps the mental preparation that requires the most work. Individuals have to visualize where they want their lives to go, and must recognize that certain goals must be created and met in order to be successful in their weight loss goals.

Those who will be undergoing obesity surgery by way of a gastric bypass should pay special attention to their motivational goals after the operation has been completed. Exercise is always a good thing, but sometimes finding the motivation on a busy weekday evening or a cold winter morning can be difficult. Establishing a workout routine with a partner is one of the ways to work around this. This is a bit of psychological trickery, but it works. Knowing that someone else is counting on you for an exercise session can be the one thing that leads to action.

People should also be prepared to eat in a healthier manner. For example, if fried foods have been a staple in the household, this will have to change. Fatty oils will be replaced by a nutritious array of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Individuals should mentally prepare themselves for this so that there are no surprises. Becoming fully knowledgeable about the upcoming changes is often half the battle in making a smooth transition.

Ultimately, while mental preparation is only part of the weight loss game, it should not be underestimated. Combined with rigorous attention to the instructions of a medical professional, most people should see significant improvement in their appearance and a boost in confidence and overall self-esteem.


ATTENTION patients of Dr. Al-Kalla

Dr. Al-Kalla will be leaving Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas at the end of July. If you would like continue as his patient, please let us know and we can assist in getting your medical records transferred.

You may also choose to stay with Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas and we’ll gladly transfer your care to another provider on staff.

Thank you.