Metro Bariatrics - Amir Moazzez MD, FACS

How to Stomach the Idea of Long-term Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, everyone must approach the process according to their individual needs. Some people may have a tendency to lose weight more rapidly than others, while some may be able to adopt an exercise regimen with more ease. With almost every aspect of weight loss, it is impossible to compare your journey to that of another. Would you try to compare your finger print to someone else’s? Probably not. With that said, when it comes to long-term weight-loss success, EVERY individual is similar in that they are guaranteed to benefit from a positive outlook on the process.

In order to succeed with long-term weight loss, think of the efforts you will make to lose weight as a positive lifestyle change. Do NOT think about losing weight as a struggle or an obligation. We all know that losing weight is not easy, but it should be rewarding. Think of your new diet as a refreshing way to live your life, rather than a way to deny yourself of foods you might be used to eating. Do not merely adapt to the diet and hope you can stick to it, ADOPT the lifestyle, and enjoy it!

Following a nutritionally balanced diet will make you feel better both physically and mentally, and you will be pleasantly surprised when you find yourself not missing certain foods or large portion sizes that might throw off the balance. When it comes to taking on this new, fresh lifestyle, welcome the change and show off all of your hard work! Encourage those who are closest to you to support your decision to be healthy, and realize that you are not being denied of anything; you are on your way to long-term success!