WHAT’S YOUR WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATION?
Whether you’ve tried it all of this is your first time delving into lifestyle changes surrounding weight loss I am here to help! Through one on one weight loss counseling we will develop a plan that fits your unique needs. When it comes to weight loss, I encouraging focusing on saying yes-not restrictions. I ask patients to first ask themselves, what’s you’re weight loss motivation? How can you see your life changing by adapting healthy lifestyle changes?
There’s no denying that weight loss is tough. There is a newspaper tabloid or trending article on social media to make everything you thought you knew about health and wellness clear as mud. Dietitians are your food and nutrition experts and we are here to provide you with scientifically founded facts and research that will help you create long term sustainable weight loss and lifestyle changes. Weight loss counseling with a registered dietitian can ensure you get the support you need during your weight loss journey.
HOW DOES HOLISTIC LIVING HELP ME SUSTAIN WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATION?
In examining holistic living, I encourage patients to view the number on the scale and weight loss itself as an outcome rather than a goal. By focusing on internal weight loss motivation such as being honest with ones self about food choices, having more energy in the day, or setting a positive example for kids we can equate our actions to achieving more than just a number. Below are some considerations of core values that examine the WHY behind weight loss.
WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATION-EXAMINE CORE VALUES. THIS MAY LOOK LIKE:
I want to have more energy
I want to sustain health into old age
I want to avoid chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
I want to feel like i’m in control of my choices
Finding your unique internal values for weight loss motivation will ensure healthy habits continue far past achieving a number on the scale, and thus help to keep that number stable.
While many advertised diets/weight loss regiments may produce rapid weight loss results, the weight typically resumes as quickly as it came off with long lasting consequences to metabolism associated. At times, these seeing all these new fad diets can be discouraging to keeping up our weight loss motivation. They offer quick solutions for following a strict set of rules.
Natural, healthy weight loss regimens aim for 1-2 lbs weight loss per week and creating sustainable behaviors. Thus identifying internal weight loss motivators aligned with our core value can help us focus more on health versus numbers and a quick fix.
Acquiring the keys to weight loss success is a skill. These skills must be developed and re-invented as we undergo challenges and life changes. Let an RD help support you in acquisition of skills for success and support as challenges arise.
HOW CAN IDENTIFYING MY WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATION HELP ME KEEP UP A SOLID EXERCISE ROUTINE?
Developing an exercise regimen that works for you may be a novel experience or your favorite past time. Whatever your experience with routine exercise, knowing your core values can help you keep it an enjoyable experience.
I am the first to admit that mundane exercise is THE WORST! Lets structure a routine that fits your lifestyle and continues to be enjoyable. Some things to consider might be:
How often do I need to exercise to lose weight?
What are some exercises I can do that I enjoy?
Do I have a friend I can do physical activity with?
How can I vary up my exercise routine to help me sustain weight loss motivation?
HERE ARE SOME THINGS WE’LL EXAMINE AS PART OF WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELING
BMI and calorie calculation for weight loss
Meal prep recipes for weight loss
Assessment of lab values where applicable and nutrition implications
Body composition analysis (if desired)
Assessment of calorie and macronutrient intake
Identification of portions/servings
work out routine for weight loss
Identifying core values and maintaining weight loss motivation
analysis of food/drug interactions (where applicable)