Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight

Losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution, probably because about three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese. In fact, weight loss is such a common resolution, sales of health products soar in the first month of the year, as millions of people vow to drop those extra pounds once and for all.

Being overweight can significantly increase your risks of serious medical problems, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even some types of cancer. Plus, when you lose weight, you feel more energized and more confident — plenty of motivation to stick to your goals, right?

Actually, no. Despite best intentions, plenty of people fail to maintain their weight loss resolutions, leading to feelings of frustration, anger, and even depression. But there is some good news: Chances are, you’re not to blame for struggling with weight loss — instead, your diet could be at fault.

At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness, our team helps patients set realistic weight loss goals, achieve them, and then maintain them for the long-term. The key: Custom weight loss programs tailored to each patient’s unique challenges and lifestyles.

Why diets fail

Most people choose diets based on information they’ve heard elsewhere, like on a TV commercial or even an online forum. The problem with these diets is that they’re designed for the general population and based on broad principles of weight loss. 

While commercial diets may work for a few people, they fail to address the individual factors that can make losing weight — and keeping it off — so difficult for many of us. Those factors include:

Our weight loss efforts can be dramatically affected by each of these issues. In order to successfully lose weight and maintain our results, we need an eating and lifestyle plan that’s tailored to all of the factors that affect us individually.

What successful weight management looks like

Successful weight management starts with an evaluation of your health, your lifestyle, and your relationship with food. That includes comprehensive lab testing to understand health factors that could be preventing you from losing weight and keeping it off.

We also evaluate your metabolism — how well your body burns off the calories you consume. If your metabolism is slow, we make sure your weight loss plan includes steps to help speed it up so your body burns calories more efficiently.

Depending on the results of your exam and lab work, your weight plan could include:

In addition to helping you lose those extra pounds, your plan focuses on helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle and decrease potential weight-related health issues, so you can enjoy long-term results.

Get your weight loss goals on track

Losing weight offers plenty of physical and emotional benefits, but like any life change, being successful means having a plan. With offices in Boonton, Pompton Plains, and Jersey City, New Jersey, Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness is ready to help you succeed. To learn how, book an appointment online or over the phone and get started on better health today.

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