Weight loss takes time -- a lot of time. You should expect to lose about 1-2 pounds per week. While this might not seem like a lot, it adds up quickly. In as little as a month, you can lose up to 8 pounds or more. Decreasing your body weight by as little as 7-10% can make a big impact on your metabolism, making your further weight loss efforts even more effective. Plus, small decrease in body weight can impact your health in a positive way, minimizing your risk of developing chronic health conditions.
Remember, you didn’t put on the weight overnight, and you won’t lose it overnight. To minimize your chances of having unsightly stretch marks or flabby skin, you want to give your body time to adjust to your new weight. Be proud of your progress, no matter how small it may seem. Keep a pair of the jeans you wear now. Try them on in a month, then again in 6 months. While you might not notice the drastic change immediately, rest assured, you’re on the right path.
Dr. Costello cares about your well-being. He wants you to look and feel your best. During your appointment, he’ll ask you about your diet and might even ask you to give specific details about your current eating habits. This information allows him to tailor a specific weight-loss plan for you that includes the foods you love in proper portions.
By working with your family doctor, not only are you getting one-on-one weight-loss counseling, but you’ll also be held accountable. You’ll work even harder knowing that you have a goal to reach by the next time you see Dr. Costello. If necessary, he can recommend nutritional supplements to help you feel your best during your weight-loss journey.
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