Even if your primary reason for losing weight is for aesthetic reasons, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is good for your health, too. In fact, obesity is associated with some serious problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
However, losing weight and keeping it off for the long term requires lifestyle adjustments. Calorie-restricted diets may help you live up to your resolution to lose weight, but they almost always guarantee that you’ll be making the same resolution next year because the weight comes back.
If you’re ready to lose the weight and keep it off, our team at the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center in Allen, Texas, is ready to help. Our expert providers custom-design a weight loss, exercise, and eating plan for you so you can achieve a healthy weight for years to come. Here’s how.
It’s all about the long haul
If you’ve been frustrated by yo-yo diets, that’s because they focus on getting you to shed pounds quickly so that you’ll have the illusion of having achieved your goal. Unfortunately, when you restrict calories and then go back to your normal eating patterns, your body holds onto every bit of fat to guard against another “starvation” period.
At the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, our experts know that to keep weight off for the long-term, you have to make permanent changes. While you may go through a brief period of calorie restriction, the main focus is on improving your diet so that you eat plenty of foods that your body actually needs to build healthy tissues.
Because you’re not making temporary changes, it helps to have our experts coaching you and offering support every step of the way. We help you keep on track and monitor your progress so you can see the results of your hard work.
We redesign your approach to food
When you walk through the aisles of the supermarket, you’re faced with temptations at every step. Even foods with “healthy” or “natural” on the label might be filled with sugar, preservatives, and other ingredients that counteract good nutrition.
We teach you about how to shop the perimeter of the supermarket, where you find fresh meats, fish, vegetables, and fruits that your cells need to stay strong and healthy. We also work with your personal and cultural tastes so that you can find foods that are as delectable as they are healthy.
We make exercise and movement fun
When you were a kid, you probably didn’t think about exercise at all. You spent every minute you could running around, playing games with your friends, and trying your best to avoid bedtime.
What happened to that energy? Unfortunately, when we switch to a more sedentary lifestyle as we get older, that slows down our metabolism and makes it harder to be active.
Instead of thinking about exercise as if it’s some form of punishment, take a moment to reconnect with the type of movement and activities you enjoyed as a kid.
Did you play sports? It may be time to join a local adult team. Did you love to run or play in nature? Taking long walks, either alone or with a friend, can keep you more active and even boost your mood. Spending time in nature is associated with a slew of health benefits, including less risk for serious illnesses, such as depression and cancer.
And don’t worry — we won't push you to run a marathon or become a superstar athlete. In fact, one of the advantages of supervised weight loss is that we evaluate your health and movement capabilities at the start. Then we work with your preferences, schedule, and budget to create a fitness routine you really enjoy.
We might give you a boost
Depending on your situation, we may also recommend medications or supplements, including MIC injections or LipoSlim, to help you burn fat early on in your weight-loss program. That can be just the encouragement you need to stick to your program for life.
To set up a weight loss consultation and start the new year off right, call us at 469-912-2113 or use our online form.