Spring Toward Weight Loss

The first day of spring was last week, and that signals many changes. In Central Florida, the weather changes are not as dramatic as they are in other parts of the country. We don’t see melting snow, and the birds have been singing for quite some time now. However, some of the changes of spring are common wherever you live. Soon the kids will be out of school. Overweight people face the twin torments of hotter weather and skimpier fashions.

Remember the carefree days of your childhood when the opportunity to go swimming was just about the best thing ever? One of the hallmarks of adult living is the transition from the pure enjoyment of swimming to the fear of swimsuit season as a showcase that underscores your physical shortcomings.

So what can you do about it? We live in a body conscious culture where people are quick to judge one another for their physical flaws. More than that, there are serious health issues that are exacerbated by obesity. Finally, your own enjoyment of life would be enhanced if you could look forward to warmer weather and swimsuit season with joy and the feeling of accomplishment that will come from succeeding at your weight-loss goals.

Your first step is to set a goal. Have you decided that this is the month when you will actually make tough changes? It is surprising how many people lament their lack of progress, but do not actually make or follow through on the decisions required to produce any real progress. Have you identified the lifestyle changes that would empower you to make tangible progress?

Are you ready for a real and lasting change? Contact a weight loss clinic to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

On the Space Coast of Florida, Dr. Diego Velarde at the Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute has over ten years of clinical practice in Melbourne FL bariatric surgery. Dr. Velarde performs minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical Robot which allows an increased range of motion and more precise movements.