A New You In 2016?

As you look back on the old year, are you pleased with the progress you made in 2015? Did you achieve your personal and professional weight loss goals? How is your health? Are you making appropriate choices for your physical and emotional well-being? As you look forward to the New Year, are there changes that you need to make for 2016?

An alarming number of Americans struggle with obesity, and obesity produces a ripple effect of related health problems. Are you ready to do something about it this year? There is truth in the old saying that nothing changes if nothing changes. What are the changes you need to make?

Because obesity is such a serious problem in the United States, today hucksters make millions selling products and programs that simply do not work. There are two changes that are proven to be effective when it comes to weight loss: limiting calorie intake and burning more calories with exercise.

These are the two changes that will work, and any offer to help you lose weight without them should be viewed with suspicion. Exercise is one area of your life where momentum counts dramatically. If you have not been exercising, it is very difficult to get started. On the other hand, once you commit to a regular program, it gets easier. The regular habit will promote even more enthusiasm when you see the results of your efforts.

How are you doing with calorie intake? Diets are notoriously ineffective, and fad diets even more so. What is needed is not a diet, but a lifestyle change based on a commitment to success. There are variety of means to achieve this. One trick is to cut out all second helpings. Another technique is to identify categories of problem foods like cheese or bread or fried food, and dramatically reduce your intake of those while seeking to fill up on healthier options.

Many veterans of the weight-loss wars are discouraged from lack of success. If you need a helping hand to get off to the right start in 2016, make an appointment with Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute in Merritt Island. We have been helping patients on the Space Coast for over ten years.