You know what they say about New Year’s Weight Loss resolutions: most are broken by Valentine’s Day. There are a lot of reasons that happens, but really, it often comes down to timing.
Simply put, the timing stinks. Think about it: You’re at the end of what may be the most stressful six weeks of the year. Holidays, families, travel, rich food. And suddenly, we expect ourselves to transform? It’s tough, and when we fail, we feel more miserable than ever.
Dr. Urshan's Health & Weight Loss Center may have the solution: Make realistic resolutions starting Feb. 14. Yes, Valentine’s Day. And here’s the bonus: Make them with your partner. Think about it: Is there a better gift you can give each other than health? (Don’t roll your eyes: It may sound trite, but it’s true, and you know it!)
By now it’s common knowledge that the key to good health is a diet rich in nutrients and low in empty calories.(1) One of the biggest challenges to people living on the standard American diet is the fact that we are inundated with high calorie, low nutrient foods. This is a recipe for weight gain. Unfortunately, it’s become so much the norm that people have difficulty understanding why common foods like bread are practically designed to make you gain weight.
As one year comes to a close and another one begins, it’s a time for reflecting on the year past and making goals for the future. Weight loss continues to be the most popular type of New Year’s resolution made by Americans. Unfortunately, setting a New Year’s resolution is not the same thing as keeping a New Year’s resolution. In fact, a study of 200 people found that although 77% maintained their resolutions for one week, only 19% were successful over a two-year period. This means that 80% of New Year’s weight loss resolutions are doomed to failure. Don’t let yours be one of them. Learn some strategies for weight loss resolutions that really stick.
Once Halloween has passed, all thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season. While many of us joyfully look forward to spending time with family and friends during the holidays, they can also be sources of stress when you are trying to stick to a weight loss program. Learn how to avoid a dietary setback and tackle the holidays with confidence.
Risks of yo-yo dieting and how a weight loss clinic can help you keep the weight off
Dieting is the most common way for people to try to lose weight. Unfortunately, conventional diets are one of the least effective methods of achieving long-term weight loss. A 2007 dieting study from the University of California Los Angeles found that although people who diet typically lose 5 to 10% of their body weight within six months, few maintain their goal weight. In their analysis of 31 long-term studies about weight loss, the researchers found that within five years, at least one-third to two-thirds of people regain more weight than they originally lost. This leads to a cycle of dieting, weight loss, regaining the lost weight, and trying another diet again. So-called “yo-yo dieting,” also known as “weight cycling,” can have negative long-term ramifications for your health.
More than 90% of college-aged women have tried a diet at some point in their lives, with a significant proportion of men and women dieting throughout their adulthood. Unfortunately, though, the majority of people who diet regain the weight within 1 to 5 years, according to research from the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination. Finding an effective weight loss program is a way to cut through the noise about fad diets and adopt a solution that will work over the long term. The challenge is finding a program that will truly work for you. Learn how to evaluate weight loss programs to determine if they will result in success.
More than 67% people in the United States are overweight or obese, and 49% of adults are actively trying to lose weight. Although dieting is the most common method of attempted weight loss, it often doesn’t work out as well as hoped. Furthermore, repeatedly gaining and losing weight can have a negative impact on your metabolic activity and overall health. Rather than dieting on your own, visiting a weight loss clinic is a safer, more effective way to lose weight.