Starting A Weight Loss Program
Starting a new weight loss program can be intimidating when you don’t know where to start, but with some professional guidance and asking questions before and during your journey, you will be able to start strong. When you begin a new weight loss program, it’s safe to assume you will have questions, but it is all about asking the right questions to make sure you’re choosing the best fit. Let Revitalize Weight Loss help answer the top 6 questions we think you should be asking BEFORE starting your weight loss journey.
6 Questions To Ask Before Starting Any Weight Loss Program
- Will I Be Eating Real Food?
Yes! Real food is the biggest part of your journey. While some weight loss plans are dependent on meal replacement shakes and bars, it may cause you to rely on them, so when your structured weight loss plan ends, you might feel lost without them. Consuming real food with the proper nutrients will allow you to stay on track throughout your weight loss program and after your plan concludes.
- Will I fix my metabolism or just lose pounds on the scale?
While weight loss is the primary goal of any weight loss plan, it is important to focus on things that will help you lose weight and help you keep the weight off. Your metabolism is a big reason why some people have an easier or harder time losing weight or maintaining their weight loss. The program you choose should be looking at internal factors and biomarkers that influence your weight AND should be aiming to rebalance your internal environment in order to fix your metabolism. If your metabolism improves, sustainable weight loss and weight maintenance will follow.
- Will I see results on a meaningful timeline?
Your weight loss program is what you make of it, and results are a powerful motivator. Motivation is key to losing weight, and nothing beats the scale moving downward as a powerful motivator. Many programs don’t take into account that quick wins on the scale early in your journey are integral to staying with the program when the going gets tough. With traditional diets, you may only lose one pound per week, which might be an OK motivator at first. But what about when you hit a plateau for three, four, five, or even six weeks? Be sure the program you choose has a plan in place for if you begin plateauing or results start to slow to keep you motivated on your weight loss journey.
- Will I be held accountable, be educated, and be empowered for long-term results?
Choosing the right weight loss program is important to stay empowered to continue your weight loss plan and stay motivated to achieve your goals. Beyond losing weight, your program should empower you to make meaningful habit changes, learn about your body, and learn about food in order to make lasting lifestyle changes. Your program should have a built-in cadence of accountability check-ins for when they matter most: AFTER you’ve lost weight. Accountability to keep the weight off is just as important as it is during the journey to get it off.
- Is this customized or cookie cutter?
Weight loss is very personal, and your weight loss program should be personalized to your lifestyle and body type. Consultations are a great starting point to discover your goals and the challenges you may experience along the way. This, partnered with cutting-edge technology, such as bioscan, will help you develop a program best suited to your needs and ultimate success.
- Do you guarantee I’ll see results?
A weight loss program should always back up their approach and showcase proven results. However, your weight loss journey is what you make of it, and it is important to focus on the value of sticking with your weight loss program. That is why finding the perfect plan is so important. Researching a program’s reputation and process will help you determine your potential success.
Working Towards Your Perfect Plan
There is no one perfect weight loss program, but there are some things that you can consider when choosing the right program. Resources are a great way to get tips and advice on how to accommodate the things you need and want out of your weight loss program. Finding a plan that takes the time to learn the solutions you need through consultations, technologies and customized plans, is a crucial part in a successful weight loss journey. Aaron Nelson, VP of Player Care and Performance of the New Orleans Pelicans states in Dan LeMoine and Dr. Noel Abood’s book, Fear No Food, “Being on the road with a professional basketball team can make it challenging to keep unwanted weight off and difficult to decide on the ‘right’ foods to eat! Dr. Noel Abood, Dan LeMoine, and their team helped show me how to get the results I wanted in a short period of time and how to continue long after reaching my goals and to this very day. Check out this book if you find yourself needing to do the same!”
Speak to a nutritionist about some questions you may have, or reach out to Revitalize Weight Loss about finding a plan that is just right for you. Contact us today, and we will help you get what you need out of a weight loss program. For additional weight loss guidance, be sure to check out Fear No Food by our very own Dan LeMoine and Dr. Noel Abood.