When you are concerned about losing weight, simple things can provoke anxiety. For example, trying on a new pair of pants can be stressful. You do not know if you are the same size you were when you last bought pants, if you’ve gone up a size, or if by some miracle you’ve gone down a size. Diet and weight loss are also frustrating because two people can try the same diet plan and get dramatically different results. It can be heartbreaking to watch as your friend or family member sticks to the same diet that you are on and loses a ton of weight, while you struggle through and barely see the dial on the scale move. These are some of the reasons why a customized weight loss program is essential to helping you lose weight.
Fad diets may help you lose a few pounds quickly. However, if you are going to successfully lose weight and keep the weight off, you need to permanently change the way you live. This permanent change is only going to be possible if you have a customized, personalized weight loss plan. This weight loss plan should take into account who you are, what your current health condition is, how old you are, and your lifestyle.
Most customized weight loss programs that are successful begin with some form of medical evaluation. Medical evaluation is important. Your doctor is going to look at any medical issues that you have, they are going to examine the medications you’re taking, and they are going to help you see what tweaks you are going to need to make to make your weight loss goals a reality.
Next, you’re going to have to adjust the number of calories you eat. In some ways, weight loss is a relatively simple mathematical equation. If the calories you burn are less than the calories you eat, you are going to lose weight. So if you eat around 100 calories less than what you burn every day, you’re going to lose around 10 pounds in a year. Calorie reduction needs to be controlled. If you try to reduce calories too fast, your body is going to rebel by slowing down your metabolism as it strives to conserve energy. This will make you put on weight.
You need to switch from processed foods to nutrient dense foods. This means eating a lot more vegetables and increasing the omega-3 fats you have in your diet.
Exercise is going to be another key. Exercise helps you burn calories and boosts your metabolism. Of course, the exercise you do will need to be tailored to your lifestyle and your fitness needs.
Losing weight is not easy. Keeping weight off is even harder. However, you can achieve your goals with a customized weight loss program in Huntsville. Contact us today at Advanced Life Clinic to set up your consultation.