One concept I always explore with my patients is that of making real lasting changes. The fact of the matter is once you lose weight, the changes need to be incorporated into a lifestyle. If you resume your previous habits, you are going to end up being the weight you were when those were your habits. Are you following me?
I just don’t just wake up healthy, I spend hours each week on the habits to maintain my weight and prevent weight gain. From food shopping, cooking dinners, packing lunches (not to mention exercise), I dedicate time to taking care of my health. Theses are my habits, they define me and my weight. I don’t pick up fast food and I rarely skip a workout.
Therefore, I challenge you to make lasting changes. Pick ONE thing to focus on. Make that change a priority and block off time to make that happen. Maybe you need to go grocery shopping on a regular schedule, or you need to start eating breakfast or stop drinking pop. Focus on one manageable area of your life, and make a new habit. Let that habit define you… and your weight.