May 20, 2020,

4 Common Bad Habits That Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts

Have you been struggling to lose weight, trying different diets and exercise programs without lasting success? If so, you’re not alone. It may be hard to believe, but about 70% of American adults are overweight or obese.

At Balance Wellspace, our experienced care providers are committed to helping patients in Denver, Colorado, live the healthiest life possible. And at our Roanoke, Virginia, office, our team offers the same level of service. As part of our integrated wellness services, we offer medically supervised weight loss to help you reach your goal and develop healthy new habits to maintain your weight loss.

How you could be blocking weight loss

If you’ve been working to lose weight but haven’t seen the results you’ve been hoping for, simple bad habits could be derailing your efforts. Watch out for these common pitfalls.

Not drinking enough water

You’ve probably heard that you need to drink water to help you shed pounds, yet many people don’t drink enough water to support weight loss. Drinking water helps boost your metabolism, cleanses your body of waste, and works as a natural appetite suppressant.

It also helps your body stop retaining water, which helps you shed extra pounds due to water retention.

Not eating enough fiber

Eating plenty of fiber-rich foods is a must for sustained weight loss. Studies demonstrate that when you increase your fiber intake from foods, not supplements, you lose more weight. The only sources of fiber come from plant foods, like whole fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes, and whole grains.

Not making lifestyle changes

You can have a rock-solid diet plan, but if you don’t pay attention to your lifestyle and make appropriate changes, you can derail your weight loss efforts. At Balance Wellspace, we approach your weight loss comprehensively.

We begin with a comprehensive exam and review of your medical history and evaluate your lifestyle factors and activity level. We help make physical activity a part of your lifestyle so you’re better able to maintain a healthy weight for good.

Not getting the support you need

Trying to lose weight on your own makes it twice as hard and can be discouraging. Studies show that when dieters have accountability and support, they lose more weight and are better able to keep off excess pounds.

Medically supervised programs provide the accountability and support you need. At Balance Wellspace, our team encourages you by checking in regularly, celebrating milestones, and giving you the direction you need to stay on or get back on track.

What are the benefits of losing weight?

Extra pounds do more than increase your clothing size. Being overweight is linked to many health conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney and liver diseases
  • Sleep apnea

Being overweight can also lead to low self-esteem, making it harder to interact socially and professionally. And extra pounds can make moving a challenge, slowing you down and making everyday tasks a challenge.

Should I consider medically supervised weight loss?

A medically supervised weight loss program is a good fit for you if you’ve tried to lose weight on your own but haven’t been successful. At Balance Wellspace, our comprehensive program takes into account all aspects of your health and lifestyle so we can create a customized program tailored to meet your unique needs.

We work with you to create a weight-loss meal plan that’s still delicious and fulfilling. We help you gradually and safely introduce physical activity to your daily routine to support maximum weight loss and provide much-needed accountability to help keep you on track.

The best part? When you struggle with aspects of your weight-loss program or find that they aren’t working as expected, we can help you troubleshoot and adjust your meal plan or other aspects of the program to help keep you on track as you progress toward your goal.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to bad habits and shed those extra pounds for good, contact our Balance Wellspace location in Roanoke, Virginia, or Denver, Colorado today.

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