When you are struggling with weight loss, it can be easy to be sucked into believing all of the hype around crash diets and diet pills that are all over the media. When you have been eating right and still not seeing a difference, quick fixes can start to look very attractive.
Unfortunately, not only are these dangerous, but they are not effective in the long term. You didn’t gain the weight in a week, so you aren’t going to lose it that quickly either. At Bond Thomas Chiropractic in St. Petersburg, we offer nutritional and lifestyle counseling to our patients who are struggling to shed those extra pounds.
Some of our favorite tips for weight loss include:
- Add better food to your diet. Some St. Petersburg residents think that the key to maintain a healthy weight is simply cutting back on what they eat. A better and easier alternative to cutting out your favorite foods is to find healthy foods that you like just as much, and adding those to your meals. Try to avoid processed and packaged foods. Instead, opt for whole foods that come without a label—like fruits and vegetables.
- When it comes to exercise, do what makes you happy. If you can’t stand the gym and hate going, find some other way to get your exercise in. Walk the beaches at sunrise, take your dog on a run, wash the car every weekend, or take the kids for nightly bike rides. When you truly enjoy the activity, you will be much more likely to hold yourself accountable to performing it regularly.
- Change your habits, slightly. Simple habit changes like parking further away from the store is a great way to get a little more active. Consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator or trading in the leaf blower for a rake instead. They may seem like they won’t make much difference, but when you make them a habit, the benefits quickly add up!
- Get support from a professional. When it comes to weight loss, the journey can be long and stressful, and sometimes not seem worth it. However, when you visit our St. Petersburg office for lifestyle and nutritional counseling, we will give you the support you need to keep going.
Doctor Assisted Weight Loss
Lose weight the healthy way with the help of Bond Thomas Chiropractic of St. Petersburg. No matter if you want to lose 10 or 50 pounds, we can give you the help and support you need to make a lasting change to your life. If you are ready to get started with your weight loss, call us today.