No more excuses. This is the summer when you will lose weight.
As you said goodbye to your two teenage daughters as they headed out the door, you were initially content to remain in your favorite chair, drinking your second cup of coffee for the morning, watching and listening to your favorite morning news anchors explain the latest current events, while typing a few more online writing assignments. Within a few minutes of their departure, however, you wondered why your daughters were the ones leaving the house to go to the gym to a morning yoga class when you were the one who needed to lose weight.
After just a few minutes of scolding yourself for your inactiveness, you too jumped out of that comfy chair, donned a pair of athletic shoes, and went for a walk. You know from past attempts that a few morning walks will not be enough to help you reach your goals. You also need to control your eating and you promise yourself that this time you will find a medical weight loss program that will put you in the best position to lose the weight that you want.
- Statistics indicate that the typical American dieter now makes 4 weight loss attempts every year.
- To lose a single pound a week, a safe rate of weight loss according to medical professionals, you need to diet or exercise your way to a 500-calorie deficit on a daily basis.
- Approximately 61% of dieters prefer to use regular grocery store food, while 5% want meal replacements, including shakes, bars. Another 6% prefer to use diet company food or frozen food options.
- Research indicates that 1 in 6 children and adolescents between the ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese, a condition that is defined as weighing at least 20% more than what is considered a normal weight for your height.
- The most common “starting weight” class for dieters is now 175 to 199 pounds. This surpasses the 150 the 174 pound class for the first time since the year 2005.
- No one can reach the desired weight loss goals without a careful combination of exercise and healthy eating. For many, the real key to success is working with a medically supervised program that provides direction.
- One study, published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that 50% of individuals who were able to maintain weight loss continued to engage in calorie counting, tracking of fat intake, or both.
- What are you waiting for? Now is the time to start working toward your goals to lose weight!