Are you at a place in your life where you’re ready to shed the extra weight once and for all? Or is the fear of the struggle holding you back?
If you prepare yourself for what’s ahead, the process may be easier, and your progress can produce successful results.
Our team at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery in Snellville, Georgia, led by expert bariatric and general surgeon Dr. Aliu O. Sanni, understands the challenges you face when it comes to losing weight.
There are many reasons that shedding pounds can be difficult. Here are five obstacles we can help you overcome.
Losing weight starts with your mind. You first have to decide that you want to do it and that you’re going to do it. Though weight loss can be a slow process, preparing your mind for what’s ahead can make your journey easier.
Make a list of reasons you want to be healthy and post it where you can see it every day.
Remind yourself that exercise is good for your heart, helps you sleep well, increases your energy, and balances your mood. Do things you like, such as dancing, swimming, walking, or playing tennis. Make exercise fun and enjoyable to help you lose weight with less difficulty.
Keep a journal so you can process your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It can help you stay committed to your program and ultimately improve your overall quality of life.
You need a weight loss plan. For example, because no two people are alike, a certain type of diet might work for one person but not another.
You need individualized attention for your weight loss needs and goals. If you don’t have the right plan tailored to your body type and other factors, you may have a hard time losing weight.
Diets are not one-size-fits-all. At our practice, we provide personalized, one-on-one consultations to learn about you and consider your:
We then develop the right plan for you, which can make your weight loss process easier.
If you find yourself in challenging situations, such as a work environment where you might have easy access to junk food, simply plan accordingly. Bring healthy snacks to work.
Or if you have poor choices of food in your home, give your refrigerator and pantry a healthy makeover. With our guidance, we can talk to you about how to swap out bad choices for good ones.
Two actions are key to your weight loss: planning and preparing your meals ahead of time, and keeping a food journal.
Carve out time in your schedule to read food labels, learn about portion sizes, and document what you eat every day. If you experience a plateau, you can go back and see what you’ve been eating and then make adjustments to help you start losing weight again.
Connecting with people who cheer you on throughout your weight loss journey can make a difference. Let your family and friends know about your plan, and ask them for support. Finding a workout companion can help, too.
Here’s where to start your weight loss journey
At Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery, we offer different options to start your weight loss journey. If you aren’t able to lose weight with lifestyle changes, or you have a considerable amount of weight to lose, we can talk with you about our bariatric surgery options, such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass.
To book a consultation, click here today to make an appointment or call 201-565-0876. It could be one of the best decisions you ever make.