Adopting Healthy Habits for Weight LossPosted: June 16, 2021 in Lifestyle by Craig Primack MD FACP
Losing weight is a hard thing to do! Once you establish certain habits, changing them is difficult—even when you know those changes are for the better. To experience true, sustainable weight loss, you may need to incorporate some habit changes into your weight loss program.
Healthy Habits to Consider
Don’t drink your calories. Sodas, sugar-filled juices, and energy drinks are a waste of calories! They don’t fill you up and you’ll usually drink more than you realize. Try going for seltzer or flavored water instead.
Sleep at least seven hours every night. When you’re tired, you’re more likely to make poor dietary decisions in an effort to stay awake. You’re also less likely to exercise and more likely to grab fast food instead of choosing a healthy meal. Getting a good night of rest impacts the choices you make during the day.
Stay hydrated. Thirst often masks itself as hunger. If you’re hungry between meals, reach for your water bottle before going for a snack. Drinking water will reduce fluid retention or bloating and is good for your skin health too.
Relax. Make time for yourself every day. Taking just 15 minutes out of your busy schedule to breathe or go for a walk will help you stay motivated. It will have a huge impact on how you feel about your weight loss goals.
Your medical weight loss program is the perfect opportunity to start implementing healthier habits in all aspects of your life. These changes that you adapt to will help you keep the weight off long-term.
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