• Figure out your motivation – People have so much discipline in every other aspect of their lives. They work diligently, provide for their families, take care of their families and friends, and so on. Apply that discipline and motivation to your own personal health and wellness.
  • Increase your skills – We teach patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle, not dieting. Learning how to eat for a lifetime is the goal. This involves reading labels, portion control, meal planning, healthy restaurant choices, avoiding trigger foods, eliminating liquid calories, keeping a diet journal, etc. This also involves the exercise component. We will help patients find an exercise regimen and plan that they can stick to long term.
  • Enlist the help of family, friends, and colleagues. Inform those in your daily life about your goals. This way they can support your efforts, not sabotage them. Surround yourself with those of like-minded goals and a positive attitude. If there are naysayers, don’t let them discourage you, nor give in to peer pressure. Too many people blame those in their lives for their unhealthy lifestyles. Take responsibility for your life.
  • Avoid the events and people that undermine your efforts. If you don’t have the fortitude and discipline, or are slowly obtaining it, then you must take more decisive action.
  • Create an environment conducive to success. This applies to your home, work, and exercise environments. Eliminate unhealthy foods from your home and work environments and replace with healthy ones. If it’s not around, you won’t eat it. Your exercise locale should also be supportive, whether at home or at a gym.
  • Reward yourself for milestones. Milestones can be more than just pounds lost. Think in terms of exercise goals as well, such as miles walked, weights lifted, bodyfat lost, etc. Rewards aren’t just food oriented. Think in terms of new clothes, a massage, etc.