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Losing Weight Naturally

General Information

Natural weight loss that lasts

The core of weight loss is eating fewer calories than you burn. However, that’s not always as easy as it sounds. Find the support you need to maintain long-term, natural weight loss with the help of Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction.

Losing weight naturally means losing weight without medications, supplements or bariatric surgery. Through our medically managed weight loss program, you can lose weight without surgery and improve your well-being.

Ways to lose weight naturally at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction

At our center, you partner with a physician, nurse practitioner, certified dietitian and exercise physiologist to create a weight loss plan that’s customized to your goals. Extreme weight loss can be dangerous without close monitoring so we provide the medical expertise you need to safely succeed.

Exercise and physical activity is a key part of losing weight naturally – and keeping it off. Your body reacts to reducing your calorie intake by slowing your metabolism. You can counter this by increasing your metabolism through physical activity. Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration.

Nutrition also matters in natural weight loss. Our certified dietitian can teach you about healthy foods, portion sizes and ways to prepare food. Together, we create a diet plan, monitor your progress and make adjustments to help you make permanent changes.

Changes in exercise and eating habits don’t always come easy, which is why we offer informational seminars and support groups. Our providers share ways to recognize and modify your behavior. You can learn ways to adopt realistic beliefs, reward yourself, and identify and avoid high-risk situations, as well as develop a support system for long-term success.

Committed to your natural weight loss journey

Losing weight naturally doesn’t come quickly or easily. Our weight loss team is here for you every step of the way, offering encouragement and compassionate care.

Make Healthy Choices

A healthier you begins with making healthy choices

Making healthy choices is the first step to losing weight and being healthier. Quitting unhealthy habits such as smoking and eating a balanced diet will lower your risk for chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. When you need an extra push to begin a healthier life, the dedicated weight loss experts at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction can help.

How to eat healthy

When it comes to making healthy eating and lifestyle choices, starting small is always better. Turn your big goals into smaller, more attainable ones. For example, focus on eating smaller portion sizes and replacing high-fat snacks with lower-calorie alternatives.

Come up with some of your own ways to eat healthy foods and follow these proven healthy nutrition tips:

  • Make fruits and vegetables your choice for snacks and side dishes.
  • Bake, grill or broil foods instead of frying them.
  • Reduce extra fat in your diet with low-fat or nonfat versions of your favorite foods.
  • Drink extra water to stay hydrated and keep those nutritious foods moving through your body.
  • Only allow yourself to watch as much TV as you exercised that day.

Apps that track your fitness, calories and food intake can help you become more aware of the changes and progress you’ve made.

Bad habits to avoid

As you create new healthy habits, it’s just as important to get rid of unhealthy ones. Tobacco use, excessive alcohol drinking and a sedentary lifestyle can impede your weight loss efforts.

In addition to making healthy eating choices, you should:

  • Quit smoking.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption.
  • Reduce stress with meditation and brisk walks.

Utilize Technology

Kickstart your weight loss with technology

Although some types of technology lead to a sedentary lifestyle, other types – including mobile food journals and fitness apps – can help you make healthy choices. If you need motivation, support and advice, technology can be a helpful asset. When you join our physician-directed weight loss program at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction, our team may recommend technology as a way to stay on track with your new healthier, more active lifestyle.

We know that losing weight is a mental and emotional challenge, as well as a physical one. You can also use fitness and nutrition apps to track your habits so your physician can understand your weaknesses, strong points and areas of change.

Using technology for weight loss

Habits like distracted eating and excessive cellphone use can make the pounds come on quickly. If used correctly, mobile health can help you improve the quality of your life.

When it comes to weight loss and nutrition, technology can help you:

  • Analyze your current eating and fitness patterns
  • Identify weaknesses and bad habits
  • Help you eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet
  • Increase your awareness of your current lifestyle

Research also shows that sharing your weight loss efforts with friends can help you reach your goals. Many weight loss and nutrition apps have a social sharing feature, allowing you to connect with your like-minded friends who can provide the support you need.

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