You Can Lose Weight & Still Enjoy Your Favorite Foods with the Help of Medical Weight Loss!
Did you know that you can still lose weight even if you love to eat? You do not necessarily have to give up all the foods you love; you need to change your “food psychology.” All of us have our own “food psychology,” made up of how we think and feel about food and the role that food plays in our lives.
Losing weight without giving up the foods you love to eat means changing your food psychology. Changing your food psychology is the key to lasting weight loss. But when you have repeatedly struggled with your weight, changing your feelings and behavior around food can seem like a daunting task. But it does not have to be that way. You can change your “relationship” with food, and here’s how to do it!
Make a Plan
Creating a weight loss plan provides accountability and is there to help when you feel stuck. Your plan should include short-term and long-term weight loss goals and have healthy meal and snack ideas, workout routines, motivation factors, and ideas for lifestyle changes that you can make to help you slim down.
Increasing your daily physical activity will help you manage your weight, even if it isn’t enough to spur weight loss on its own.
Cutting calories in your diet are more effective for weight loss than exercising, but that walking for even 30 minutes a day can help you lose an extra few pounds every week.
If you find a sport or activity you like and want to do often, you’re likely to lose weight even faster.
Cutting calories doesn’t mean that you have to feel hungry all the time or eat salad at every meal. If you like to eat, then eat – but make healthy, low-calorie foods the focus of your diet. Prone to overeating on pie, cake, chips, and other fatty snacks? Eat items that are similar but healthier. For example, substitute a baked spiced apple for apple pie, frozen banana for an ice cream bar, and oven-baked veggie chips for bagged potato chips. When you do indulge, have just a small serving. You’ll also eliminate lots of extra calories if you drink water rather than soda or juice.
Retool For More Realistic Portions
You can have a full plate of food at each meal and still lose weight if you change the amounts of each food group you eat. The USDA suggests that you fill 50 percent of your plate with fruits and vegetables, about 25 percent with whole grains, and about 25 percent with protein foods, like stir-fried tofu or lean turkey breast. You can also have a small portion of dairy on the side, like a glass of nonfat milk or a piece of low-fat string cheese.
For some, the above lifestyle changes could be easy; they can seem almost impossible for others. If you have tried some of these techniques and failed, or if the thought of brainstorming healthy meals intimidates you, or you’re not sure how to begin with forming a weight loss plan, now is the time to contact Doctors Best Wellness and find out more about medical weight loss.
What You Need to Know About Medical Weight Loss
Medical weight loss is an approach to managing obesity that focuses on doctor-supervised plans involving FDA approved medications, diet, exercise, supplementation, behavior modification, and lifestyle changes to help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight for optimal health.
At Doctors Best Wellness Center, our medical weight loss plans have helped patients who have failed to achieve significant and lasting weight loss after trying almost every other diet doctor or diet plan in the South Florida area!