Making Weight Loss Work to Your SchedulePosted: December 6, 2019 in Healthy Eating, Lifestyle by Craig Primack MD FACP
The decision to start a medical weight loss program is no small choice to make. Overcoming obesity requires making a major lifestyle change, and this means fitting things into your schedule that you may feel you don’t have time for.
There are plenty of ways that you can make a few adjustments to your original plans to make everything fit nicely. The trick to success when starting a new weight loss program is balance. The more you can manage to balance your responsibilities with things that you want to spend your time doing, the more you will enjoy your weight loss program, and the more likely you are to be successful in reaching your weight loss goals.
Here are a few tricks that may help you fit everything into your schedule:
Connect with online support groups. Don’t limit your opportunities for weight loss support to one hour a week at a designated location. By joining a support group online you can easily connect with people whenever you want, and you don’t have to worry about taking time away from any other part of your life, like home or work, to get across town to your meeting.
Try working out at home. Home workouts have come a long way. While in the past this may have meant going for a jog or doing push-ups in your bedroom, this is not the case anymore. There is a lot of well-designed workout equipment that easily folds up to be out of the way, and the internet is full of workout videos that you can go along with just as well as you would do in a workout class. If making it to the gym is out of the question for your schedule, then working out at home is an easy solution.
Order healthy groceries online. Once your medical weight loss doctor sets you up with your new diet plan, you can easily start to follow that diet from home with a grocery delivery service. There are plenty of low cost options that make this simple, and by getting your groceries online while you are focused and thinking about your weight loss plan, rather than while you are hungry and rushing through the grocery store, you can ensure that you get exactly what you need to stick to your diet plan.
Making these simple changes can have a big impact on your day to day life as you begin a new weight loss program. You have to find time in your schedule to make these new healthy habits work for you, and sometimes that means looking for a little bit of help online.