Like many things in life, weight loss is a topic that’s easier to talk about than it is to accomplish. We’ve all more than likely experienced the frustration of “yo-yo” dieting—a few weeks of good dieting that slowly devolves into old habits and tendencies. Motivation wanes and stress and cravings take their toll over time and your weight loss goals can seem farther away than when you started.
We’ve made a small list of some of the most common signs people face when deciding to seek professional help for weight loss.
1. You can’t do the things you want to do.
Does a little light wrestling with your kids leave you winded? What about climbing a flight of stairs? If you can no longer do the things you want or need to do because of your weight, now is the time to get serious about losing weight. It’s important to remember that weight loss is not all about looking better or fitting into a smaller size. It’s also about living the kind of life you want to live.
2. You’re facing chronic health issues.
Excess weight puts a real strain on your body and increases your risk of weight related complications like type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and many others. In many cases, symptoms of these conditions are not always obvious. If you’ve tried numerous times to lose weight without success, losing weight is critical to your long-term health.
3. You keep waiting to start.
This is one we see all the time. We see people who understand that they need to lose weight, but they’re waiting until weight loss is convenient. They put off the diet and exercise regimen until tomorrow, next week, or next month. Unfortunately, life generally doesn’t make thing very easy for us—weight loss included. That’s why it’s important to seek the help of experts and professionals. We have a step-by-step program that will guide you along the way to weight loss and you’ll have the added help of accountability to someone other than yourself.
If any of the above sounds familiar, it might be time to seek some additional help from an obesity medicine specialist in accomplishing your weight loss goals. Don’t “weight” to contact us and change your life for the better.