Many people believe the first step toward weight loss or reaching a “goal weight” is the moment you step into a gym or the first day of a new diet. But neither of these instances is truly a first step.
The first step toward weight loss or making better choices regarding your health begin with a mind shift. We often consider losing weight or making healthier choices in what we eat, but the true shift happens when we decide it’s time to make a change.
Committing to a healthier lifestyle is not easy to arrive at. It’s daunting, we get nervous about all the changes that may come with it, we doubt ourselves, etc. Can we even make it happen? Will it last this time? What’s different from the last time I tried this?
We can tell you what makes the difference between what will last and what will be a passing fad or phase in our lives: the decision to be healthy. Does that sound simple? You might be thinking, “Of course, I want to be healthy!” But health is more than just fitting into an old pair of your favorite jeans or being “swimsuit ready” for the summer. It comes from hundreds of choices you make each week and the habits you have already formed – which habits you’re willing to change.
The first step to losing weight, feeling healthy, feeling strong–fill in the blank–is making the decision to change your habits day to day. Once you do that, the other important elements fall into place. Eating healthier, getting your body moving, etc. will be enjoyable parts of your day and they’ll become habitual to you. That is a crucial element to maintaining your health.
So whether you need to get healthy because you want to lose the weight you’ve gained over the last year or your doctor is advising you to lose weight, the real change and progress will come with changing your habits and getting into a routine that works for you.
At Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness Center, we understand no two patients are alike. That’s why we schedule a consultation to talk with you, get blood work, and work to understand family history among other factors to see what will actually work for you.
If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact us to get started. We want to see you succeed, and we have the goods to back up what we say we can do.
Contact us today and never look back!
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