There are ways to achieve your weight loss goals that do not involve surgery. You can lose weight fast and quickly by focussing on four key areas of your life.
A personalised weight loss plan that includes a daily intake of calories and recommended healthy meals is an important step to take. Meals should consist of vegetables and fruits along with foods that are rich in proteins, fibre and carbohydrates. It’s also a good idea to use diet guides, menu plans and food diaries. This way you can take control of your food and plan balanced, healthy meals – as well as identify the times and places where you tend to eat badly. For many people it is helpful to diets which are formulated by dieticians and administered by doctors.
Regular physical exercise and an active lifestyle is the key to long term weight loss. Exercise can have many forms and, believe it or not, be FUN! Aerobics classes at your local gym, working out on a treadmill at home, or taking your dog for a walk everyday are all good forms of exercise. Small things can help too – some people use the stairs instead of the lift or park far away from the office and walk the final bit of the journey to work. The important thing is to burn more calories than you consume.
Some overweight patients, particularly those who are obese, are prescribed medications that assist in the process of weight loss. Medication is also helpful when beginning a programme so that you can adjust your eating easier. Medication is also prescribed to lessen your appetite, making sure that you can stick to your weight management programme. These medications work as appetite suppressants, metabolism boosters or lipase inhibitors and are meant to be taken in conjunction with a holistic weight loss program.
Effective weight loss often needs significant lifestyle changes in addition to exercise and diet. It is possible to lose weight by incorporating crucial lifestyle changes such as setting realistic weight loss goals; being positive as well as motivated; getting counselling and support if and when required and avoiding situations that lead to overeating. Weekly one to one consultations with a doctor will help you achieve your weight loss through regular weigh-ins, consultations and ongoing support.