Many people struggle with weight loss, but this is often because they’re focused on one thing and one thing only: losing weight. While losing weight may seem like the obvious goal of a weight loss program, it’s important that you’re looking for other factors in a fitness program to help you keep the weight off.
That said, here are three important things to look for in a comprehensive fitness program to help you reach your personalized weight loss goals without gaining the weight back.
- Dietician assistance. A healthy diet doesn’t mean cutting calories. It means finding the right balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and more, so you can live a healthy lifestyle. Not everyone has access to the same foods and you may be allergic to some diet meal choices that others aren’t. For that reason, it’s good to look for fitness programs that offer dietician assistance so you can receive the help you need to maintain a healthy diet that works for you.
- Counseling assistance. Stress can make it difficult to lose weight. This is because the stress hormone cortisol actually increases your appetite and your motivation to eat. This is why many people often turn to comfort foods when they’re stressed. Counseling assistance in a weight loss program can help you manage your stress, anxieties, and insecurities so you can lose weight easier and be happier with your results.
- Professional training assistance. The last thing you want to do when you’re working out, whether your goal is to lose weight or not, is to be in bad form. Bad form when you’re working out can be dangerous for your joints and muscles because you’re increasing your risk of injury. Personal training assistance in a fitness program not only ensures that you’re finding the fitness routine that works for you but also that you’re using the correct form in that fitness routine.
Looking for a comprehensive fitness program?
If you’re struggling to find a personalized workout plan to lose weight, you’re not alone. Approximately 50% of Americans say they’re unsuccessful at losing weight because they don’t have enough self-discipline.
But self-discipline isn’t the solution to effective weight loss, a comprehensive fitness program is. 20/20 LifeStyles provides a personalized weight loss program where you meet face-to-face with professional trainers, dietitians, counselors, and physicians. To learn more about our personalized weight loss plan, contact 20/20 Lifestyles today.
By Dr. Mark Dedomenico