How Your Mind and Body Work Together to Reach and Maintain Your Ideal Weight
Have you tried one or many of the fad diets that abound in today’s world? Have you steadfastly counted calories, avoided carbs or purchased expensive prepared meals guaranteed to take off pounds, only to find that little has changed? Have you joined the gym, walked miles or run on a treadmill until your knees hurt, only to see little or no change? Maybe you’ve actually reached your dream weight, only to find that you’ve regained all you lost within a few months or a couple years.
Studies show that most people who rely on external changes…more exercise, less food, different food…gain back all, most or even more of the weight lost within three to five years. Why is that? Why is it so difficult to make permanent changes? The answer—though it’s counter-intuitive, weight isn’t just physical…it’s also psychological.
The Psychological Component of Weight Loss
For many, weight loss is little more than a physical goal. Whether it’s counting calories or counting steps, it’s very tangible. There’s the perception that you can write down or log your exercise and/or your calories and stop thinking about it. But true weight loss requires both behavioral and lifestyle changes.
To effectively make those kinds of changes, you have to expend a significant amount of time and energy, at least for a while, until you have fully integrated meaningful changes to your behavior and lifestyle. And the reality? It’s hard, and even harder, if you’re trying to do it all on your own. You can have the best of intentions, but sooner or later, you’ll start rationalizing or negotiating with yourself. That’s why the most effective long-term weight management programs, such as Metro Weight Loss, include a variety of tools to keep you mentally healthy and focused.
At Metro Weight Loss, we include regular coaching and support as an essential component of our plan. You’ll have access to a weight loss expert to keep you mentally on track and motivated as your progress toward your goal. You can get access to your personal health coach through our custom app, which will also provide other tools, including stats and recipes, to help you stay positive.
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