EP 48: Steps for Weight Loss Program

There are six different types of weight gain.

How do you know which one you are struggling with?

In this episode, we discuss the types of weight loss & the steps inside our 16-week weight loss journey at Progressive Medical Center.

There are many reasons why people gain weight. Some of them include aging, genetics, lack of sleep, environmental factors, smoking cessation, medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors.

Fast weight gain can be a sign of an underlying health condition such as a problem with the thyroid, kidneys, or heart. Certain medications can also cause people to gain weight rapidly.

If you’re experiencing unexplained weight gain or rapid weight gain, it’s important to speak with your doctor to determine the underlying cause.

A weight loss program can be beneficial for many reasons. It can provide individualized services1, help you form healthy eating habits1, provide medical guidance1, and provide long-term success1Weight loss can also be good for the heart and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, even if you gain some of the weight back234.

Before you start a weight-loss program, it’s important to talk to your health care provider. Your health care provider can go over your medical issues and the drugs you take that might affect your weight. Your provider can guide you on a program that’s right for you. A plan should include foods you like and that you would enjoy eating for life. Your plan should include physical activity.

  • The key to reaching your ideal weight and keeping the weight off is to make long-term changes to your diet and lifestyle that you can stick to.
  • Successful weight loss requires a long-term commitment to making healthy lifestyle changes in eating, exercise and behavior.
  • Here are some tips to help keep the weight off:
    • Stick to lower-calorie eating – to lose weight you might have become used to eating less food. If you start increasing your calories, the weight might return.
    • Incorporate whole foods into every meal.
    • Work out first thing in the morning.
    • Count fiber, instead of calories.
    • Stay hydrated.
    • Don’t try to lose 20 pounds at once.
    • Incorporate more protein throughout the day.
    • Cut out as much sugar as possible.
    • Make your last meal of the day your smallest.
    • Lift weights.
    • Give yourself a break.

With all that being said, these are just suggestions. Listen to the podcast to hear a more specific plan for a long -term solution to keeping a healthy weight.