qmxvzy0ymdcxAre you wanting to get a jump-start on your New Year’s resolution? Maybe your goal is to lose or maintain weight over the holidays this year instead of gain? No matter what your reason is, trying to lose weight and failing can be frustrating. But are you being an enemy to your own weight-loss goals?

Stop the Bad Habits

Believe it or not, many times the reason we aren’t losing weight like we want to is because of ourselves. For starters, we think going on a diet sometimes means not eating much. However, by not eating enough, we are actually setting ourselves up for failure. By not giving your body enough fuel, you’re keeping it from having a faster metabolism, as well as fighting off disease. In turn, this will cause you to become sick more often. No thank you!

In addition, if you’re choosing a plan in which you count calories, make sure you’re getting a healthy amount and that you’re consuming the right type of calories. No matter what your target calorie intake, it still needs to be made up of “healthy” foods. You need a diet that has lean protein, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and good fats—not empty calories!

Before beginning any new exercise routine or diet, be sure to visit our urgent care facility for a physical to make sure you’re ready for the new lifestyle change!