Get Healthy for Weight Loss*
When you make the choice to fight obesity, the desire to fit into those skinny jeans may be at the front of your mind, but that definitely isn’t the entire reason. Sure, you may look through a magazine and see what you want to feel for yourself, but aesthetic desires will only take you so far when it comes to reaching your weight loss goals. At the end of the day, the decision to lose weight is about improving your health. This is why as you are starting to lose weight, it makes sense to embrace other healthy habits that are also going to help improve your overall health and wellness goals.
In fact, it is statistically proven that those who do spend the majority of their weight loss program focusing more on the ways that they can overall improve their health are more likely to reach their weight loss goal and keep the weight off than are those who are predominantly focused on losing weight for aesthetic purposes. One of the key reasons for this is simple longevity. If you are really focused on losing weight so you look great for a particular event, say, a wedding, then once that wedding comes and goes you are less likely to feel the push to keep going with your weight loss program. If, however, that wedding is just an event along the way to your goal of living a healthier lifestyle, then you aren’t very likely to stop simply because you fit into the outfit you wanted to wear.
Making long-term goals about your overall health is a much more effective way of planning your weight loss program. This means that as you are thinking about the healthy habits that will lead to weight loss, you also ought to be thinking about the other habits that will help improve other parts of your health.
This includes habits like:
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting more sleep
- Taking a multivitamin
- Getting your annual check-ups to ensure you aren’t facing any other health issues
- Supporting positive mental health by practicing stress management
- Incorporating healthy foods into your diet that are designed to combat things like cardiovascular disease
Embracing healthy habits to improve your overall health as you are getting started with a weight loss program can have a lasting positive impact on your life as you adjust to a healthier lifestyle.
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*Weight loss surgery results vary between individuals depending on the initial weight, medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bass about the results you can expect.