“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

Changing in the Name of Weight LossWhen you make the realization that it is time to lose weight, you are coming to terms with the fact that whatever you’ve been doing is not working out. You can tell yourself until you’re blue in the face that you are doing everything you can to lose weight, but if you aren’t losing weight then something isn’t working.

For many people, old habits get in the way of weight loss* efforts. For others, constant hunger and a busy lifestyle make it impossible to cut portions and follow a healthier diet without help. Medical weight loss* with a HCG diet can help you overcome some of the obstacles that might have prevented you from losing weight in the past, but that weight loss* might not be sustainable if you fail to make long-term changes in your lifestyle.

To lose weight and improve your health, you need to assess your current lifestyle and accept changes in your everyday habits as necessary. This may mean changing not just your diet and exercise habits, but your attitude as well.

Here are a few ways that weight loss* will require you to change:

  • Mental Changes: To lose weight and keep it off, you’ll have to change your attitude towards certain things. Just changing what you eat isn’t usually enough. You need to change the way you think about food, the way you respond to cravings and the way you manage stress.
  • Activity Changes: Incorporating 30 minutes of physical activity into your daily schedule might sound difficult enough, but that is just the start. Activity needs to become a fundamental aspect of your life. This means walking somewhere you might have driven to, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, engaging in active hobbies instead of sitting on the couch and taking every opportunity to become active.
  • Dietary Changes: Get the thought of a temporary diet out of your head. To keep weight off you can’t follow a new diet for a few weeks and then return to your former ways. Sustainable weight loss* requires sustainable changes. Stop thinking about your “diet” and what you cannot eat and start thinking about how you can make healthier dining choices day in and day out.

Making significant change in your life takes time. Start out on the right foot by making realistic weight loss* goals and thinking deeply about what changes you are ready to make in your life. Remember, to make change you need to embrace change.

*Disclaimer: Medical weight loss programs are individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Individual results vary.