Weight is a sensitive topic for many people and for most of us, something that we could use a little help managing. If you’re looking to lose a few pounds or just avoid future weight gain, we’re here to help! Weight management is possible for you with the use of one or more of these methods and continued motivation.
If eating healthy on your own seems impossible, it may be time to meet with a registered dietician. A dietician will give you a personalized plan to stick to during your weight management process. These new eating skills you develop can be carried with you your entire life, even when you’re only looking to maintain a healthy weight.
Behavioral therapy is a significant first step in weight management. Therapy will help you to recognize what drives your unhealthy relationship with food, and over time, you may even be able to overcome it. Treatment can be done in a group or individual setting. We recommend trying both options to find what’s best for you!
As you begin your weight management journey, it’s essential to make exercise a priority. Integrate some form of physical activity into your daily routine, even if it’s just a short walk. You should aim for 30 minutes per day in total. Exercise will make your weight management easier to maintain in the long-term and improve your overall health too!
Weight Loss Medication
There are medications available that are designed to curb your appetite, making it easier to manage your weight. A weight loss medication has to be used in combination with a healthy eating plan to see effective results. Just because your appetite is curbed by medication doesn’t mean you can’t choose to eat junk food anyways!
In severe cases, weight loss surgery may be your best course of action. This should only be an option after you’ve exhausted everything else we’ve discussed. There are multiple types of weight loss surgery to choose from. You will review each choice with your doctor to determine what’s right for you. You will need to lose a certain amount of weight before surgery to reduce the health risks of going under.
Talk with your doctor to learn more about how you can get control of your weight today. It’s scary to start the process, but you’ll never achieve your goals if you don’t try! Just remember, there’s a community of people facing the same fight all around the world.