The world is flooded with advice on the best strategies for reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight, but that doesn’t make the weight loss process any easier. In fact, for most adults in the United States, successful weight control is a daunting and often elusive pursuit.
While there’s no magic bullet for weight loss, the right support can make a world of difference in successful weight management. As a family medicine expert who specializes in chronic disease management, Tyneza Mitchell, FNP, and our skilled team at Comprehensive Care Clinic in Spring, Texas, are here to help you every step of the way.
Here’s how we can help you go from setting your weight loss goals to achieving them — and maintaining them for a longer, healthier, more active life.
A survey conducted at the end of 2021 found that nearly 2 in 3 American adults planned to change their eating habits and lose weight in 2022, prompted by worries about the health effects of pandemic-related weight gain. Sound familiar?
These statistics reveal just how hard weight loss can be. The truth is, without the right tools, mindset, and support, weight loss can be a challenging process marked by advances and setbacks: You may lose a few pounds one month only to gain most of them back the next, or you may find yourself stalled out on a weight-loss plateau that keeps you from reaching your goal weight.
It's not surprising that many people who attempt to lose weight quit before they reach their goals, or have trouble sustaining their weight loss long-term. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
We’re here to let you know that your body weight goals are both attainable and maintainable, and it all begins with the right mindset. As daunting as weight loss may seem, it’s actually quite straightforward: You can achieve it by eating fewer calories or by burning more calories with physical activity, and preferably by doing both.
A healthy weight management program supports steady, sustainable weight loss through:
When we become part of your weight loss support team, we help you create a balanced eating plan, establish a feasible exercise program, and provide you with the education and tools you need to make smart, informed choices as you navigate your process.
Remember, even a small amount of weight loss can lead to big health benefits, including a reduced risk of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and joint pain. Even better, every step you take along the way helps you develop good habits that can last a lifetime.
Regular exercise and healthy eating aren’t just the two main pillars of weight loss — they’re also two fundamental elements of long-term weight maintenance and healthy living. This is why experts often talk about weight loss as a lifestyle commitment rather than a momentary pursuit.
Physical activity and a nutritious diet don’t just help you burn fat, balance your calories, and lose weight, they also improve your health in important ways:
Regular exercise helps you build physical strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance, while simultaneously improving your blood pressure and cholesterol levels to protect against chronic disease. It also helps you sleep better at night, curb unhealthy food cravings, and maintain a positive frame of mind.
Calories count, and portions matter, but nutrition is where it’s at — a nutrient-dense diet gives your body what it needs to power your workouts, build bone, and repair and replace tissues as you lose fat and gain muscle. It also fuels your brain, boosts your energy, and helps you build more stamina, naturally.
Even when you’re motivated, your weight loss plan is in place, and you’ve got your behavioral strategies down pat, you may get a curveball that threatens to stop your progress. Whether you have a weekend away from your normal routine or an extended, food-heavy holiday season, we’re here to support you through each unexpected bump and help you stay on track.