Many people in the United States are looking to lose weight. Intuitively they want to lose body fat and keep it off for life. In part one of this two part series I will discuss a few key point to permanent and natural weight loss.
In our Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky weight loss centers we focus on getting people to lose weight, for that weight to be fat and then build habits so the weight loss sticks for life. There are a few keys points that we focus on with our clients to help bring this concept into focus.
First we want people to focus on changing their body composition (losing fat) not simply losing as much weight as they can as fast as possible. I will go into more detail about how to achieve this in part two. This is a critical piece of the mindset when starting however. If you just want to lose weight fast you could fall into the trap of losing water weight, or even worse, muscle.
Second, in both our Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky weight loss centers we advocate for not building a dependency on products to lose weight. Don’t get me wrong, there are some powerful and natural substances that can and should be used temporarily to help a person start the process of weight loss. We do not want people, however, to ever feel like these products are “necessary” long term to maintain their weight. Certain healthy products and supplements can be used for life, just understand that the power to maintain your weight comes from you.
Third, you have to be OK with going through plateaus. Weight loss is going to stall from time to time even if you are doing everything right. Working through these stalls (again, more on plateau breakers in an upcoming post) can be the real difference from those who are successful long term and those who are not.
I hope this help if you are just starting off on a weight loss journey. Please be on the lookout for part 2 which will include the particulars on how to lose weight permanently and naturally.