Things you can do to lose weight healthy!
The following tips are some of the common characteristics among people who have successfully lost weight and maintained that loss over time.
- Watch Your Diet
- Be Active
- Stay on Course
- Watch Your Diet
- Follow a healthy and realistic eating pattern.
You have embarked on a healthier lifestyle, now the challenge is maintaining the positive eating habits you’ve developed along the way.
In studies of people who have lost weight and kept it off for at least a year, most continued to eat a diet lower in calories as compared to their pre-weight loss diet.
More Things You Can Do To Lose Weight Healthy!
Keep your eating patterns consistent.
Follow a healthy eating pattern regardless of changes in your routine. Plan ahead for weekends, vacations, and special occasions. By making a plan, it is more likely you’ll have healthy foods on hand for when your routine changes.
Eat breakfast every day.
Eating breakfast is a common trait among people who have lost weight and kept it off. Eating a healthful breakfast may help you avoid getting “over-hungry” and then overeating later in the day.
Get daily physical activity. People who have lost weight and kept it off typically engage in 60—90 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most days of the week while not exceeding calorie needs. This doesn’t necessarily mean 60—90 minutes at one time. It might mean 20—30 minutes of physical activity three times a day. For example, a brisk walk in the morning, at lunch time, and in the evening. Some people may need to talk to their healthcare provider before participating in this level of physical activity.
Stay on Course
Monitor your diet and activity. Keeping a food and physical activity journal can help you track your progress and spot trends. For example, you might notice that your weight creeps up during periods when you have a lot of business travel or when you have to work overtime. Recognizing this tendency can be a signal to try different behaviors, such as packing your own healthful food for the plane and making time to use your hotel’s exercise facility when you are traveling. Or if working overtime, maybe you can use your breaks for quick walks around the building.
Monitor your weight.
Check your weight regularly. When managing your weight loss, it’s a good idea to keep track of your weight so you can plan accordingly and adjust your diet and exercise plan as necessary. If you have gained a few pounds, get back on track quickly.
Get support from family, friends, and others.
People who have successfully lost weight and kept it off often rely on support from others to help them stay on course and get over any “bumps.” Sometimes having a friend or partner who is also losing weight or maintaining a weight loss can help you stay motivated.
Improving Your Eating Habits
Your eating habits may be leading to weight gain; for example, eating too fast, always clearing your plate, eating when you not hungry and skipping meals such as breakfast.
Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight
Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. Although exercise alone is pretty useless in assisting in weight loss without a restrictive diet according to the latest research, moderate amount of physical activity along with a very restrictive diet does help in losing weight and staying healthy.
Losing weight takes more than desire to lose weight.
You need to be motivated and be ready to lose weight. The good news is that you do not have to do it alone. Thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act that mandates insurance coverage for obesity screening and treatment for all adults, you can now use the services of a well trained W8MD obesity medicine physician so you can lose weight safely and effectively under careful medical supervision.
Get Professional Help
Obesity is a medical condition and should best be treated under the careful monitoring of a physician knowledgeable about the cuases of weight gain including managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome etc.
With their extensive knowledge, experience and training, W8MD Obesity Medicine Physicians set themselves apart by providing a comprehensive, safe, and effective weight loss solution.
Will Insurance Pay for Your Physician Weight Loss?
The best part is that your insurance might pay for these essential and preventive services! Once you make an appointment, W8MD will contact your insurance for verification of benefits. In our experience, most insurances do offer coverage for the weight loss physician visits, thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act that mandates coverage for obesity.
It takes commitment and a well-thought-out plan. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started. Make the first step by calling W8MD today at 1-800-W8MD-007.
We can only accept 10 new patients in the insurance physician weight loss program at this time at most of our locations.