Resolve to Lose Weight this Year: Here Are Some Healthy Ways to Reach Your Goal

Each December, millions of people make a commitment to lose weight starting January 1st – but how many actually succeed in dropping those pounds and keeping them off? If you resolve to lose weight this year, be smart about your tactics.

At Marin Weight Loss & Wellness, we want to help you not only achieve a healthy size, but stay there for the long term. That means you’ll need to change some habits and adopt a sustainable eating plan – not one that’s a quick fad and destined for failure. Here are some healthy ways to get slimmer. 

Make movement a habit

Becoming more active can help you lose weight, but that doesn’t mean committing hours to workouts in the gym. If CrossFit or boxing are your thing, then keep it up. If not, however, know that short bouts of physical activity go a long way in keeping you healthy and in helping you reach your weight-loss goals.

The team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness can help you structure an exercise plan that fits into your lifestyle and accommodates any health or fitness limitations. We also teach you to boost your activity level gradually, so you avoid injury and burnout.

Physical activity might be as simple as walking your dog an extra 10 minutes each morning or vowing to take the stairs at work instead of the elevator. 

Commit to mindful eating

With support from our nutritionist, Cassale Sherriff, you can learn to eat more mindfully and respond to true hunger cues – not emotional ones. Cravings often arise from underlying emotional, psychological, and lifestyle issues.

Mindful eating means you develop a greater awareness about “why” you’re eating, not just what you’re consuming. Through prompts that help you understand your level of satiety, eating triggers, and taste sensations, you’ll learn to eat to nourish your body and enjoy the food -- not to hide feelings. 

Adopt a sustainable diet plan

Many fad diets are sold by magazines, infomercials, and gyms. While these may help you lose weight in the short term, they’re often not sustainable and lead to nutritional deficiencies in the long term. That means you end up regaining the weight you lost -- and maybe even more.

At Marin Weight Loss & Wellness, we help you navigate the variety of diet plans out there to find one that’s healthy, nutritionally complete, and viable for your preferences and health needs. We may help you properly follow a ketogenic diet plan, which greatly limits carbohydrates and emphasizes protein and fat. This helps you stay full and satisfied and may minimize your risk of certain chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Others may prefer or thrive better on a Mediterranean diet plan that includes lots of lean proteins, unsaturated fats, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Guidance in adopting a vegan or vegetarian plan is also available.

Through medical supervision and nutrition therapy, we help you find just the right style of meal plan to support your beliefs and preferences, weight-loss goals, and health. 

If you’re ready to lose weight and attain the body and lifestyle you envision, consult with our team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness. We give you the guidance, support, and accountability that can make 2020 your year to finally get to a healthy weight. Call one of the offices or schedule an appointment on this website to start today.

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