Are you trying to lose weight to improve your health and quality of life? If so, you may like to get some help and support from Dr. Chad Carlton, who runs weight loss clinics and gives patients nutritional advice. He is a partner in Lone Star Bariatrics, which is located in Frisco, TX. The company specializes in weight loss clinics, gastric balloon, nutritional counseling, and bariatric surgery.
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Health and Fitness
Your health and fitness will affect all areas of your life, and one of those being your mood. Being overweight, or having anxiety or depression problems, can be caused by a poor diet. It may be helpful to take a look at your diet to reduce symptoms of mental health and to lose weight.
In order to gain a greater understanding of your current health and fitness, answer the following questions. Jot down some notes for each one.
How do you see your health?
What are your current fitness levels like?
How does your health and fitness affect your life? Do you think being overweight has caused other problems in your life, such as anxiety, depression, reduced sleep quality?
Find Your Motivation
Your motivation to improve your health and fitness levels will almost always come down to your purpose. Write down why you want to improve your health and fitness.
Now take a look at the effect health and fitness has on your overall quality of life. This will help you to find the motivation to improve this area of your life. Write down a few sentences about this, then using this as your motivation; write down a plan on how you will improve. You may like to start by choosing an exercise that you would like to try. Add one or two exercise sessions to your schedule. It’s also important to look at your diet. Aim to add more fruit and vegetables to your diet and cut down on fatty foods, junk food, and processed foods. Eat small meals regularly to help lose weight and improve your health.
When you feel that you lack the motivation to continue with your exercise or diet plans, read back over your motivational sentences and remember why you want to be healthy. This gives you the leverage you’ll need and the motivation to get on your bike or go to the gym, even if you don’t feel like it.
I want to share one more piece of advice with you about exercising and motivation. If you don’t feel like going to the gym, tell yourself that you’ll just go for ten minutes or that you’ll just cycle half a mile. Once you start exercising, you’ll probably feel much better and continue for longer than you initially said you would. By setting a small manageable goal, you’ll be more likely to achieve it every day. This has more health benefits than if you tell yourself that you will go to the gym for one hour once a week.