With the holidays and January behind you, you’re probably wondering how to live up to your New Year’s resolutions this year. We would like to offer professional advice on how to effectively implement your weight loss goals for this upcoming year. The prospects of actually following through with your weight loss dreams can seem daunting and unattainable at first. However, our team of medical weight loss professionals are here to help you succeed.
Please understand that true commitment to your total health and wellness takes hard work and dedication. If this is finally the year, then our weight loss programs are perfect for you. By joining one of our supervised medical weight loss programs and following the advice below, you can succeed in your New Year’s resolutions!
Start off small: We recommend starting off by making small resolutions that you are more likely to keep. Making realistic steps to total wellness will be easier to follow than overly ambitious dreams. For example, if you want to be more active do not vow that you will start waking up at 6:00 am every morning to go for a morning jog. It is much more realistic to say that you will workout 2-3 times a week and then build it up to 5-6 times a week. Either way, do not start by setting yourself up for failure. Start by setting smaller goals that can evolve into bigger dreams.
Change one behavior at a time: Again, start small. For instance, if you like to eat a bedtime snack, try to avoid doing that by reading or meditating at night. Try not to overwhelm yourself by making too many changes all at once.
Talk about it: As supporters of group weight loss programs, we highly recommend sharing your stories and frustrations as you experience them. Whether this means confiding in a close friend, writing in a journal, or joining our weight loss programs designed for groups, find your individual way through your weight loss journey.
Be realistic: We would like to emphasize that perfection is not an attainable concept. Weight loss and lifestyle change will present many obstacles and challenges and we want you to know that this is to be expected. There may be times where you will doubt yourself or your abilities. We encourage you have a positive attitude and fully commit to your success. Weight loss will likely not be an easy task, but we guarantee that the hard work and dedication are worth it!
Ask for support: Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and ability to manage stress caused by your resolution. If you feel overwhelmed, please do not hesitate to reach out to our professional medical staff or consider joining our group program.
At K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center, we want you to achieve your weight loss goals. With the right support and a committed attitude, nothing can stand in the way of your success. For more information on how our programs could help you, please contact us at 908-206-4676.