Ready, Set, LosePosted: August 26, 2015 in Lifestyle by Craig Primack MD FACP
Getting started with medical weight loss in Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, and Phoenix.
Everyone has that moment—that realization that it is time to make a change. For some, it comes in the form of a wake-up call after receiving bad news. The loss of a loved one, a damaged relationship, or a health condition you never expected to have; these are the types of events that prompt change in our lives. For many people, weight gain starts of small. But just a few pounds a year can really add up, and before you know it you might be looking at 50 or 100 pounds of excess weight. It isn’t always easy to look yourself in the mirror and decide once and for all that you want to make changes in your life, but to lose weight that is exactly needs to be done.
Like is true in so many other aspects of life, the first step is one of the hardest. Making the promise to yourself that this is the right time and that you can accomplish your goals is one thing. Actually getting off on the right foot and proving yourself right in your ambition is a totally different issue.
When you make the choice to start a medical weight loss program, you have to do it with your whole mind and body. No holding back. Getting started on the right foot can shape your progress and help deliver you the weight loss results you are dreaming of.
Finding Motivation to Lose Weight
As you look around Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, and Phoenix, chances are you can find sources of motivation that will encourage you to become healthier. Your home, your work, your family and friends—these are all great motivational factors that can encourage you to do what is right for yourself.
But aside from these external motivational factors is one huge benefit that shouldn’t be overlooked: your health. Losing weight can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes and improve your heart health, thus also reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke. It is hard to overshadow these perks, but you might be surprised to learn the ways losing weight can impact your day-to-day health, too.
Losing weight can:
- Reduce allergy symptoms
- Improve asthma
- Reduce joint pain and arthritis
- Improve foot health
- Boost skin health
- Enhance your mood
- Increase your memory
- Improve cognitive function
There is no wrong answer when it comes to finding your personal reasons for wanting to lose weight. The more your weight loss goal means to you, the better off you’ll be during your medical weight loss program. Take the time to think about your reason for losing weight. Starting off with a strong goal in mind can guide and motivate you throughout the course of your weight loss plan.