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Truths About Weight Loss - Part One by Larry Smith, MD, CPT, CVT

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Did you know If you want to lose weight and actually keep it off, you should only lose about 1-2 pounds per week?

Weight loss is actually pretty straightforward but never easy.

Successful weight loss involves many components but one of the most important is Motivation. Finding the right reasons to lose weight and keeping it off is more than half the battle. Are you doing it for your children so you will be around to enjoy their marriages and your grandkids? Are you tired of taking medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high lipids and for your Type II - AODM? Do your knees hurt from being overweight? No matter what the reason is that motivates you, the first thing you have to do is get up and start doing something about it.

So, what does that look like?

First, consult your doctor and ask him if there is any medical reason that you cannot begin exercising to lose weight. There are very few medical conditions that exercise will not help improve.

Second, consult with a Certified Professional Trainer who has specialty training in Nutritional Counseling . Share your concerns, motivations and goals then work with them to design a program to get you exercising. Only by moving your body and fueling it with the right foods will you see results that are long lasting.

Third, to see results you have to be willing to commit and stay consistent with both exercise and nutrition. One without the other will not lead to the improvements you're hoping to see. For most of you exercising is the easier part. I know this because you already workout in the gym and I watch you give your very best every day.

So, what does that commitment look like? Well, if you really want it to work and you really want to become healthy, then you need to realize its a lifetime commitment. But in the short-term its a solid four year commitment to get you where you want to be with the metabolism to keep you there.

In Part -2 we will discuss the process of getting you started on your journey.

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