4 Tips for Making Your Weight Loss Resolutions Stick

better health thru nutritionThe New Year is an exciting time, a fresh start for people to make changes that will improve their lives. If you’re a typical American, you probably have made weight loss one of your New Year’s resolutions. No matter what type of diets or weight loss management programs you choose, you need some strategies to help you reach your goals. Read on for some excellent tips from the staff at our medical weight loss center.

1. Make peace with your triggers. Instead of swearing off your favorite foods forever—which we all know isn’t going to stick—make peace with them. If you love chocolate, don’t swear it off for good, because you’ll most likely binge when you do get your hands on some. Don’t have it in your pantry or on your desk, but allow yourself a treat on your cheat day.

2. Get real. Don’t strive for an unrealistic goal—like losing 20 pounds in two months. When you go too big, chances are that you’ll just just get discouraged and give up. Instead, set small realistic goals that are easier to achieve and measure, like lose four to five pounds in a month—and then re-up when you reach that milestone.

3. Get basic. Instead of doing an abrupt makeover to your routine and eating plan, make some basic changes to your lifestyle. Try making one or two changes a week, such as drinking an extra bottler of water every day or increasing the duration of your workout by five minutes each week. You must be willing to modify your lifestyle in order to sustain weight loss, so pick changes that you can easily get accustomed to.

4. Enlist a buddy. Find one of your friends who wants to lose weight and/or get in shape and commit to your goals together. This will help hold you accountable and give you support when the going gets tough. When you know your workout buddy is meeting you at the gym in the morning, it will be that much harder for you to cancel.

Click through to learn about the weight loss management plans we offer at our medical weight loss center.

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Michelle Y.
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