You’re trying to lose weight and feel like you’re doing everything right. You are frustrated because the scale isn’t moving much. This a very common story we hear. At Learn2Lose Center for Medical Weight Loss we are here to help you succeed on your weight loss journey. Sometimes we need a little extra help and insights to overcome weight loss obstacles and get the scale going in the right direction. Our weight loss doctors and medical providers can help evaluate your diet and lifestyle to help focus on areas you can fix and strengthen. Sometimes we are our own worst critic. It’s time to get honest to figure out how to move forward. Here are some important questions to ask yourself to move past your weight loss plateau.
Good questions to ask your weight loss doctor
- Should I exercise more? Exercise can be a great benefit in helping your slim down and offers great benefits to your heart health as well. Learn2Lose weight loss doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise a day for 4 days a week. Walking is a great way to get exercise. Remember that strength training is also important because it can increase muscle mass which increases your metabolic rate.
- Am I overeating? The most obvious question is also the most important. If you are not strictly following the guidelines of your Learn2Lose phase 1 diet and caloric intake, you can easily get off track with your goals. Many calorie counting apps can help you track your daily calorie goals. The better you track your recommended goals, the better results you should see. Contact a Learn2Lose weight loss doctor for recommendations on smart phone apps to use to help you stay on track.
- Am I getting enough sleep? Getting enough sleep is VERY important for health and weight loss. Lack of sleep can impact your hormones and cause you to feel hungry more often. It also lowers your will power. Most weight loss doctors recommend at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
- What am I drinking? Sodas and sweet tea are known for being high in sugar and calories. But keep in mind that fruit juice can be just as bad. Sticking with water and unsweetened tea can be the best way to limit or eliminate extra calories. Black coffee can increase your metabolism slightly, so ditch the sugar and flavored creamers! Try stevia!
- Have you stayed on schedule and kept your appointments with your weight loss doctor? Having a support team is proven to increase success rates for weight loss. Learn2Lose has dedicated weight loss doctors to create a plan for success and to support you along the way. With additional tools such as appetite suppressants, lipotropic injections and supplements, Learn2Lose can help make your weight loss journey more effective and a bit easier.
- Am I eating enough? Cutting down on calories may seem like a good thing, but taking in too few calories could actually hinder your weight loss. Learn2Lose’s weight loss doctors recommend your daily caloric intake based on your basal metabolic rate. Consuming too few calories has been shown to put your body into “starvation” mode which will decrease your metabolism.