New Year’s Resolutions

Premier Physician Network providers answer Frequently Asked Questions about Being Healthier in the New Year.

How Can I Get Back on Track if I Get Discouraged or Stop Making Progress Toward my Weight Loss Goal?

If you’re trying to lose weight, remember that no one is perfect. You may have small setbacks along the way but it’s how you overcome them that matters, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Decide to learn from your setback and keep moving forward toward your weight loss goal.

Some ideas to help you get motivated again include:

  • Remind yourself of your weight loss goal by posting it on your fridge, in your car or on your desk
  • Believe in yourself
  • Take time to look back at what you have accomplished
  • Change up your routine. If you usually work out alone, ask a friend to join you. If you work out at home, try taking a class.
  • Be patient. You gained weight over time. It will take time to lose the weight.

If you’re discouraged or struggling to move forward on your weight loss journey, talk with your doctor for some tips on staying motivated.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Meghan Brewster, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine; Sally McIntyre, MD, Belmont Physicians; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Cindy Smith, MD, West Carrollton Family Medicine; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine