Weight loss is a hot topic in America due to the extremely high rates of obesity. For many people struggling with their weight, starting a weight loss and management process is too intimidating to even think about. That fear of the unknown leads to more years of unhealthy lifestyle habits, but we’re here to help break that cycle! If you’re considering making a change and managing your weight, these are some of the options available to you. 

Diet and Exercise

The first step in any weight loss plan is figuring out a diet and exercise plan that works for you. It’s best to enlist the help of a professional dietician and trainer if you’re new to healthy eating. They’ll be able to teach you what to look for when your grocery shopping, robust replacements for your unhealthy favorites, and introduce you into the world of exercise. 

Weight Loss Pills

If diet and exercise aren’t offering the results you were hoping for, your doctor may prescribe weight loss pills. These pills will reduce your appetite and discourage your body from absorbing fat in the foods that you eat. Diet pills are an excellent tool when used properly, but they won’t just make the weight melt off if you aren’t eating correctly and practicing a good exercise routine. 

Surgery

In severe cases where you’re 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight, your doctor may recommend weight loss surgery. There are various types of weight loss surgery to choose from, and there’s no simple way to choose. It’s best just to have an open conversation with your doctor, ask questions, and choose what you both agree is the best for your situation and lifestyle. It’s important to note that weight loss surgery won’t make unhealthy food cravings stop completely. Even after a procedure, you’ll still need to use self-control to make good choices. 

Therapy

In addition to all of these weight management steps you can take, treatment is vital for long-term success. Treatment will get to the root of what causes your unhealthy relationship with food and then help you to overcome it. You can do your therapy in a group or individual setting. 

No method of weight management works for everyone. It will take some trial and error before you find what works for you, but that’s just part of the process! Give your doctor a call today to set up a consultation and discuss how to begin your weight management journey.