“I’ll lose 20 pounds.”
“I’ll walk 10,000 steps every day.”
“I’ll drop 5% in body fat and only eat organic, homemade meals.”
The new year invites reflection on past habits, failures, and achievements, as well as future priorities and goals. But far too often, holiday optimism outweighs realistic yearly commitment, which can lead to small failures, discouragement, and—worst of all—giving up.
So what can you do remain resolved?
That’s where we come in.
Check out these 5 tips for keeping those 2017 weight loss resolutions in Baton Rouge and start working toward your goals today!
Set realistic, workable weight loss resolutions
The joy and optimism that comes with the start of a new year can be downright intoxicating. With an entire year ahead, there’s so much time and energy for planning, setting, and realizing all your resolutions! But what happens with the buzz fades and the rose-colored glasses come off? Reality sets in. When setting your 2017 weight loss resolutions, don’t forget to factor in the setbacks and limitations of daily life. By setting realistic, workable goals, you can work towards attaining sustainable weight loss and stop wasting time working against your schedule.
Acknowledge and work through pessimistic tendencies
Don’t let pessimistic tendencies stand in the way of whole body health in 2017. Too often, over-enthusiasm can slip and slide into pessimism with a single failure. 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail due to stress, discomfort, and unsustained motivation. Before committing your body to big goals, you must first commit your mind. Operating from a place of realism and self-discipline can help you work through any pessimistic tendencies and work toward your goal.
Take your weight loss resolutions one day at a time
You only fail when you stop trying. Take time each night to evaluate whether you worked toward or strayed from your goal that day. If you have strayed, forgive yourself and recommit to pursuing your sustainable weight loss goal the next day.
Give yourself the weight loss tools you need to succeed
The gastric balloon can safely jumpstart your weight loss. A non-surgical outpatient procedure, the gastric balloon is inserted into the stomach and inflated via endoscopic techniques. Once positioned, the gastric balloon remains in the stomach for up to 6 months. On average, patients who have utilized the gastric balloon procedure lose 3 times as much weight as patients who receive just diet and exercise counseling.
Build a weight loss support network in Baton Rouge
There’s no shame in asking for help. 2017 can be the year you keep your weight loss resolutions. When you sign up for the gastric balloon procedure and the O.N.E. Weigh program at Gastroenterology Associates, you also receive 12 months of guidance and comprehensive coaching from diet and exercise specialists, dedicated to giving you the tools and encouragement you need to stay on track for sustainable weight loss and whole body health.
Are you ready to get serious about your weight loss resolutions in Baton Rouge? Take the next step in fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions. Find out if you qualify for the gastric balloon procedure. Call the digestive health experts at Gastroenterology Associates to schedule a consultation today. There are many roads to weight loss, let Gastroenterology Associates help you find your O.N.E. Weigh.