Losing weight will reduce your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Remember that losing weight is the easy part and is only a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Weight management is for life. That’s why our weight loss program incorporates four components: health, fitness, education and nutrition.

We know from experience that the necessary components of controlling weight are: eating the right portions of proper foods, exercising, drinking plenty of fluids, being held accountable and medical supervision.

Exercise remains an essential component of lifelong weight control.

What does it mean to fail a diet?programdescription2

Let’s be honest: most people want instant gratification. The longest someone will typically be able to maintain anything difficult is for about several weeks - but the truth of the matter is, difficult is defined by the beholder. Diets are no exception. We all can agree that its miserable to live your life on a diet – but when it doesn’t feel like a diet – that’s when you’re winning.  That’s the point of the game right – there’s winners and there’s losers? I like to win! Its mentally draining to go through the headache of losing weight and barely noticing any results. Losing 1-2 lbs per week is sometimes not going to be enough to justify the immediate unpleasantness. …maybe, maybe not?

What Makes An Effective Diet

Any weight loss diet needs to incorporate three things: 1.  It needs to work. 2.  It needs to work “yesterday!” 3.  It needs to be safe. The diet must help the person lose weight.  Then, it needs to work quickly. This part cannot be overstated. If it takes a person several months to see any significant weight loss then most likely that person will lose his/her initial motivation and quit the diet before it even has a chance to work. Finally, the diet needs to be safe. The side effects, if any, must be minimal and there should be no long term proven health risks associated with it. Taking speed, for example, will definitely help you lose weight. Taking too much of it can also kills you. You do not want to end up in the hospital trying to lose shed unwanted pounds. Many of the patients seeking our services are veterans of other diet programs and come to us because they’ve heard of the success of our weight loss program in helping others achieve. We find most patients achieve the weight loss they desire if they are willing to change their lifestyle to include regular physical activity and a healthy low-calorie, low sugar diet that includes fruits and vegetables.

Rules of engagement:

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1. Don’t skip breakfast

Research shows that eating breakfast helps you control your weight. Some people ski
p breakfast as they think it will help them loose weight – well it doesn’t. Naturally thin counterparts eat food in the AM.

2. Eat regular meals

Some people think missing meals will help them lose weight, but it has been shown that eating regularly during the day helps to burn calories at a faster rate as well as reduce the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar. Naturally thin counterparts “eat all the time.”

3. Eat plenty of fruit and veg

Fruit and veggies are low in calories and fat and high in fiber – three essential ingredients for successful weight loss.

4. Get more active

Studies show that regular activity is key to losing weight and keeping it off.

5. Drink plenty of water

People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. Do not drink your calories!

6. Eat high-fiber foods

Foods containing lots of fiber will keep you feeling full for longer, which is perfect for losing weight.

7. Read food labels

Knowing how to read food labels can help you choose healthier options, and keep a check on the amount of calories, fat, salt and sugars you eat.

8. Use a smaller plate

Studies show that people who use smaller plates tend to eat smaller portions and still be satisfied.

9. Don’t ban foods

Don’t ban any foods from your weight loss plan, especially the ones you like. Banning foods will only make you crave them more.

10. Don’t stock junk food

To avoid temptation, avoid stocking junk food, such as chocolate, biscuits, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks, at home.

11. Cut down on alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps?

12. Plan your meals

Plan your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week, making sure you stick to your calorie allowance. Try to plan for four to seven days’ worth of meals and snacks. Make a shopping list, but don’t shop when you’re hungry as that can lead to high-calorie impulse buys!

 

 

 

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