When you first begin a medical weight loss plan, you’re doing it because of a few common reasons: You want to look better, you want to feel better, or you need to lose weight in order to prevent certain medical conditions. For many people, their reasons are a combination of all of these motivations.
Whatever your specific reasoning, it is common to feel very ambitious at the outset of a lifestyle change. You set a lofty goal… And then feel discouraged when you don’t reach it quickly. In many cases the feelings of disappointment can lead people to give up on their health plans altogether.
Don’t do that to yourself! First of all, it’s not wise if you really want to reach your goals. Second, it’s simply not a kind way to treat yourself. Setting healthy, attainable goals is the way to go. As you reach them, you will feel encouraged to keep going, your self esteem will soar, and you will stick with your medical weight loss plan in the long run.
So, what kind of goals are both healthy and attainable? Consider some of these specific strategies:
The above are just examples of attainable goals that are easy to meet, but will support your overall success in the long run. Focus on small goals and steady progress, and you will eventually win the race.
And for more help with your medical weight loss plan, call us to schedule an appointment. We’re here to support you on your journey of health and self discovery.