By Start Clinic Staff
Scientific weight loss techniques help you take the weight off and keep it off
The dismal long-term, dieting success rate is well-known – about 5 percent. Yet, every New Year’s day like clockwork, an estimated 40 to 50 percent of Americans embark on a diet. As of this writing, it’s six weeks into 2017 and if you’re like 25 percent of us who started a diet on January 1, you’ve kicked it to the curb and gone back to your old eating habits.
Why is it so hard to stick to a diet? And, why is it so hard to maintain the weight you’ve lost for a long time? It may be because… we diet.
Temporary versus Long-term Changes
By its very definition, a diet is a short-term weight loss solution, yet we expect it to take care of the excess weight that’s taken us years of bad habits to pile on. After we’ve taken off the weight, many of us go back to the very habits that caused us to put on weight in the first place.
That’s why Diets Don’t Work.
Sure, you could take off weight with low-calorie diet food subscriptions, but when you stop the subscription the lost pounds find their way back because you haven’t been taught scientific weight loss techniques.
The best way to lose weight and keep it off long-term is through a medical weight loss program that helps you Change Your Habits Permanently. Yet, this is easier said than done. According to the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, there are four stages that people take in order to change a health behavior:
The step that is skipped when dieters choose a diet plan or subscription food plan is the preparation. This is where you set a specific goal and decide on the steps you have to achieve your goal. Writing a check isn’t the entire planning process – in fact, it may be cheating you because you’re not learning any healthy, new behaviors.
By the time you reach the maintenance phase, your only two choices are to continue with the food delivery or go out on your own. But, as we pointed out above, you are not prepared to maintain your weight.
Scientific Weight Loss
Today, approximately 30 percent of Americans are considered obese (BMI over 30) and another 1/3 of us are considered overweight (BMI 25-30)putting us at risk for type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and more conditions that have the potential to permanently damage our health.
One of the best ways to get to a healthy weight is to learn the scientific weight loss techniques that can get you there, and keep you there with a medically supervised weight loss program. There, you will learn:
- Best foods to eat for health and weight loss
- Proper exercise technique to burn calories and get fit
- Changes that you can make and adhere to in the long run
Not only will you have the best chance to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off, your insurance may also pay for medical supervision to help you lose weight if you have a condition, such as diabetes, that is connected to obesity.
This could be the year that you can do away with all future New Year’s Resolutions about losing weight. You can make the decision to commit to long-term weight loss by contacting Start Clinic at 602-795-3649 and scheduling an appointment.
Don’t wait any longer – your health depends on it. Call 602-795-3649 today.