What is the secret to weight loss?

By Dr. Chetna Bakshi & Sameera Khan

 

Weight loss is not one size fits all! We are all made differently and what works for one person may not work for you. There are multiple factors related to weight including genetics, environmental, lifestyle, etc. It’s not just about what you eat.

So then why do we care about nutrition? Proper nutrition is the key to weight loss. Nutrition and exercise are the foundation for any type of successful long term weight loss – but they may not be enough for everyone. Depending on how much weight you need to lose, weight loss medications and/or surgery may be more appropriate. But your weight loss journey should always start with nutrition.

You may have heard about all the fad diets – Atkin’s, South beach diet, paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, etc. You may have even tried some of these. So why do people regain weight after dieting? Because diets aren’t sustainable long term. And when you go back to your regular way of eating, people tend to regain weight.

So what’s the secret? There’s no quick perfect solution! Losing weight and keeping it off long term require effort and dedication. It’s about a lifestyle change – forming healthy eating habits, and a good exercise routine. It’s not the pounds that matter – it’s about your health. Overweight and obesity are linked to several health problems that are improved with weight loss. Having a healthy lifestyle helps not only with weight loss but can also help with many health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Stay tuned for more articles with tips to help you on your weight loss journey.

We specialize in weight loss – if you feel like you need help with nutrition, weight loss medications, or even surgery call to make an appointment with Dr. Chetna Bakshi & Sameera Khan 516-496-2752.

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