Friday, January 24, 2014

Baby Steps May be the Key to a Healthier Weight

When many of us start a new weight loss routine, we think about the goal weight and not much else. After all, who wouldn't want to fit into a smaller size, have a slimmer waistline, or be more physically active without huffing and puffing? Southern California Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz encourages overweight and obese individuals to stop stressing about the big picture and take their approach to weight loss one deal, even one mouthful, at a time. 
While it can seem daunting to step into the gym for the first time after perhaps not having been in one in years, just focus on activities that are pushing yourself but not to the point of sharp pain. Try walking at a brisk pace for 5 minutes more than you usually would (and if that means just 5 minutes, great!). Building up endurance can be a chore, but it doesn't need to be.

Also, Dr. Feiz and Associates encourage you to clean out your pantry and take a hard look at what foods you're buying. Are you spending most of your food budget on junk that isn't doing anything for your body? Try to stick to whole foods, plenty of fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean meats. Cut out foods with process carbs, too much sugar, fat or calories. And if you're at the end of your rope and feel like you'll never lose the weight you need to lose, consider calling the offices of Dr. Feiz to learn more about a healthy lifestyle. Call today at 310-855-8058 to learn more about surgical weight loss and how it can help you reach that health weight once and for all!

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