Dr. Patels top 12 weight loss tips

Dr Patels Top 12 Weight Loss Tips

I love helping people lose weight!  In fact, here are my 12 top weight loss tips.

  1. Find YOUR own personal motivation for weight loss
  • Is it your health, improved energy, getting into certain clothes? Is it your family, your children, your loved ones?
  • Write these down in a place where you will see it often.

2. When it comes to weight loss, there is no “one size fits all” plan.  You need to find a plan that fits your dietary preferences and lifestyle. This happens to be our expertise so reach out if you want us to create a personalized plan for you!

3. SUSTAINABILITY is a very important criteria for a successful weight loss program. Make sure whatever weight loss plan you select will be doable for you long term?

Your goal is to lose weight and keep it off – no more yo-yo-dieting!

4. Set small goals so you can see immediate results which creates momentum to accomplish your ultimate weight loss goal.

5. Many people resist tracking their results, but it is very important and has been shown in some cases to actually double your weight loss!

  • You can learn so much about your eating habits simply just by tracking in a simple to use app. and
  • I recommend that you weigh yourself at least once a week.

6. Build in Accountability – this is vital (and can make it more fun).

  • We have our patients come to the office regularly – every 1-2 weeks.
  • Find a support system – your spouse or other family members, friends or co-workers tend to be good choices.

7. You may need the added help of prescribed FDA approved weight loss medications.  Realize that this is not a weakness, it’s simply physiology.

8. Don’t forget that what your body does at night while you sleep is just as important as what your body does during the day. Pay attention to the quality of your sleep and aim for a minimum of seven hours of sleep at night.  Getting good quality sleep consistently will make you more successful with your weight loss results.

9. Don’t compare your weight loss progress with anybody else’s. Genetics, lifestyle, age, and other factors make everybody’s journey different.

10. You can lose weight without exercise, but exercise is crucial for weight maintenance (keeping the weight off). There may be barriers now such as pain and fatigue, but you can tackle these with modifications that works for you and gradually incorporate a higher degree of exercise into your plan over time.

11. Understand, there WILL be plateaus. But, keep in mind, there will be times such as holidays when not gaining weight is considered success. If you hit a plateau, stay motivated and stay the course!

12. Celebrate your wins and accomplishments.  Let go of the “never good enough” phenomenon.

If you are ready to get started, we are here for you!  Let’s do this together!

Created in part with the Evidenced Based Obesity Medicine Physician Group