Tips to Lose Weight Pt. 1
Updated: Jan 18
Stick to your new year’s resolutions with BSA CareXpress Urgent Care.
The new year means a fresh start. A change. A big change many make this time of year is that decision to lose weight. Many of us start off strong: we get a gym membership, we start eating better or we start following the latest fad diet. Then, a few months later something happens. We have to stay late at work and so we can’t make it to the gym. We forget to bring lunch get some fast food. And then we skip another gym date, get fast food one more time and on it goes until we fall back into old habits. It’s a frustrating cycle but it’s vital to your long term health to break it. And BSA CareXpress Urgent care has some tips to help you do that in 2018!
Skip the Fad: We’ve all picked up a magazine and read about the greatest new fad diet that’ll drop 20 pounds in 2 weeks. It’s certainly possible to drop that much weight in 2 weeks and to do it with few health risks. The problem is many of these diets aren’t sustainable. When you stop them, often times the weight creeps back on as fast as it fell off. The most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to consume fewer calories and exercise more.
Set Milestones: Setting a goal is important to weight loss. But that main goal can seem daunting, especially if it’s something like lose 100 pounds. To make it more manageable, set smaller “milestone” goals that lead up to your main goal. Your main goal could be to lose 100 pounds but a milestone goal would be to take a 15-20 minute walk around the block 3 times a week. Something that can be easily accomplished after work or during classes. When you accomplish one milestone, set another one that’s slightly harder and keep at it! Instead of a 15 minute walk make it a 30 minute walk or a 15 minute jog!
These are only a couple of tips, come back next week for more! And if you need an Urgent care, visit one of BSA CareXpress Urgent Care’s many locations!