Summer is around the corner! Yes, and yikes! We all know that we all can lose a few pounds before heading out to the beach. While weight loss is an easy endeavor for some people, for others, it is an uphill battle that is not all that straight and can be frustrating, for many reasons. Ask a crowd to raise a hand if they’ve ever tried to lose weight and you’re going to see a whole lot of arms waving. After all these attempts at dieting, you’d think that would make it easier to get started. In reality, the contrary is usually true.
Health conditions may slow or stunt your weight loss goals if you don’t have a professional – dietician, nutritionist or a doctor monitor your weight loss progress. The good news is that even modest weight loss can often mean big benefits; no matter your weight loss goal, even a modest 5 to 10 percent weight loss of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.
For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the “overweight” or “obese” range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.
So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits will more likely help you maintain your weight loss over time, which should be the main focus of every weight loss journey.
Maintaining your weight loss is likely to improve your quality of life, in addition to improving your health, among other things. A study of participants in the National Weight Control Registry External found that those who had maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.
Maintaining a healthy weight will decrease your risk of serious ailments like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, back and joint pain, acid reflux, depression, and high cholesterol.
At Genesis Medical Clinic, we offer weight loss programs suited for your needs. We will provide you with resources, tools, and structure you need to get healthier without fearing you might gain it all back, and most of all, get you ready for that Summer Season. All our weight loss programs are supervised by experienced physicians.
Even more, you can be sure that with Genesis Medical Clinic’s weight loss program, you will lose only fat. Your muscles are safe. And you will make permanent changes that last year after year if you follow all our instructions. Try out our four weeks weight loss program and see noticeable results!
Get started today with a free consultation. Call us at 813-549-7465 to discuss your weight loss goals!