Achieving & Maintaing a Healthy Weight
If losing weight (or maintaining a healthy weight) is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. Many people start out the new year wanting to make changes- and health is usually at the top of the list. After all, life is about feeling good, and if we don’t have our health, it makes it more difficult to enjoy life. So, millions of Americans have set loosing weight as one of their health care goals for 2012.
Everyone knows that healthy weight loss involves good nutrition and exercise. It also means that our attitude and emotions can drive us to succeed or fail. To be successful, we need to want it, to choose it, and to envision it. We need to feel that the consequences of NOT doing something – or following through – are worse than the pain that might be associated with starting a new exercise program or trading our favorite cookies for fresh fruits and veggies. Let that desire be the motivating force.
We often hear in our practice, “I eat well, I exercise and I still can’t lose weight.” Sometimes people have other things going on underneath that makes it difficult to lose and maintain a healthy weight. It could be metabolic problems, hormonal imbalances, thyroid conditions, or unwanted drug side effects. Trying to figure out what is going on can be really confusing for people.
If you’re interested in learning more about weight loss or sluggish metabolism, Torrey will be giving a talk on How to Achieve and Maintain Healthy Weight Loss in our Lotus Room at the office on Monday, January 9th at 6:30. Call us for more information.