Losing weight can be a long and challenging process, and it's easy to get discouraged along the way. To stay motivated, it's important to set achievable goals and track your progress. Start by setting small, achievable goals for yourself, such as losing 1-2 pounds a week or exercising for 30 minutes a day. Then, keep track of your progress by using a journal or an app.
Any diet can show weight loss, but most people stop losing weight in 4-6 months and start to regain it. You need to think of the weight loss journey as a marathon and not a sprint. It is lifelong change that you need to keep doing forever.
It's also important to find support from friends, family, or a weight loss group. If you are interested, Dr. Host does run a weight loss group that meets once a week on Zoom. Our groups actually lost weight during the pandemic! Having someone to share your struggles and successes with can help keep you accountable and motivated.
Lastly, don't forget to celebrate your successes along the way, even if they're small. Whether it's treating yourself to a massage or buying a new workout outfit, rewards can help keep you motivated to stick to your weight loss goals.
A Direct Primary Care doctor can help you with your weight loss goals much easier than having to pay a copay with every visit. We provide the care you need at one affordable monthly rate. More information in the next post