Many of our clients come to us for help with medical weight loss, but some have already achieved their goals and now want to maintain their new weights. Others aren’t necessarily trying to drop a lot of pounds, but want to get healthier and feel better overall. Still others are working hard toward their weight loss goals, and sometimes feel frustrated that their efforts aren’t reflected during weigh-ins. Whatever your reason for making lifestyle changes, it can be important to remember that it’s not all about a single number on a scale!
If you’ve made some changes in your lifestyle, there are other ways to monitor your progress, such as…
You’re not so tired all the time. You might have noticed that you aren’t fall asleep at your desk anymore, or that it’s easier to get out of bed in the morning. Positive dietary changes and regular exercise have helped you feel more energetic.
Your workouts feel easier. When you first started working out, you might have struggled to get through your planned exercise. These days it probably feels a lot easier. It might even be time to increase your difficulty level a bit!
You’re in a better mood. Lack of energy, a high sugar diet, and other choices can lead to crankiness and irritability. If you’re feeling happier lately, your improved mood might be due to the healthy choices you’re making now.
You’re enjoying healthy foods. Not too long ago, a salad might have felt like a punishment. Or, perhaps you frequently craved sugary snack foods. After a few weeks of making healthier food choices, your palate actually changes. You begin to appreciate the subtle difference between fresh vegetables, and fruits satisfy your cravings for sweets.
You can concentrate better. Low energy, sugar cravings, and bad moods can all affect your ability to concentrate. By contrast, a healthy diet and regular exercise actually boost mental faculties. So if you’re performing better at work lately, it’s probably because of your improved physical health.
All of these signs demonstrate improved health, so you’re doing something right! But if you’re feeling frustrated with your medical weight loss plan, or want to learn more about getting started, give us a call. We can help you identify your nutritional needs and learn how to lose weight the safe, effective way.