We’ve all heard stories people who have tried to lose weight and it didn’t work out. Or some of us have experienced this ourselves. But there is a way to attain success and lose the weight for good.
The best weight loss plan consists of healthy habits that eventually become habits for the rest of your life. Eventually, you’ll stop craving the unhealthy foods that have been causing you to gain weight.
The hardest part of losing weight is usually in the beginning. It’s just too easy to go back to our old, comfortable habits. But you’re here and you’re one step closer to a healthier you. Here are some tips for starting your weight loss in the right way:
Determine Your Goal
Think about why are you going on this diet. Whether it is for a special occasion, like your wedding or upcoming high school reunion, or you simply want to better your health, what is motivating to get in shape? This can help you determine your motivation for losing weight. Once you figure this out, write it down and share it with someone that you can trust. Remind yourself of this goal every day.
Track your progress
Think of how you would want to track your weight loss progression. Once you start losing a significant amount of weight, it will be hard to remember how you looked, so why not document and have visual evidence and proof. This can also include weighing yourself, taking your measurements, and taking pictures of yourself throughout this journey. This can help motivate yourself to keep going.
Clean Out Your Fridge and Pantry
Surrounding yourself with unhealthy foods while you’re trying to lose weight is counterproductive. So, the best thing to do is to clean out your refrigerator and pantry. Of course, if something is unopened, you can always donate it to a local food charity or church. You don’t need the temptation near you while you’re on your weight loss program. Replace unhealthy food with healthy foods.
Sleep Well and Reduce Stress Levels
A few other things that can negatively impact your weight loss journey are your sleeping habits and stress levels. When your stress high, it can cause you to want to reach for quick food options, so it’s a good idea to have healthy options available just in case.
Also, try to develop a good sleeping pattern. Start out by going to bed just a little earlier. Getting enough sleep is the best way to help you maintain a healthy metabolism. Start off sleeping 10 minutes earlier at a time – keep it simple and easy.
Make Your Journey Official
The first thing you can do is telling someone about your weight loss goals. This can help make your goals more of a reality in your mind and can help you stay motivated.
Our dedicated team at O’Connor Health Center will help you achieve your goals and keep the weight off. This safe and effective program will be customized to your specific needs
At O’Connor Health Center, we care about your overall health and wellness. So, if you’ve been looking for a medically supervised weight loss program to help jumpstart your journey, please give our team at O’Connor Health Center at (650) 334-1010.
We are here to help you every step of the way!