Weight loss may be a physical process, but it involves far more than that. Challenges that come along with changing your lifestyle can bring everything from stress and anxiety to a sense of isolation if you go it alone. These emotional factors can make the process more difficult and detract from your mood and overall life quality. For these reasons, emotional support is often a vital aspect of weight control — just as important as choosing appropriate foods and exercising.
At Delta Medical Weight Management Center in Southaven, Mississippi, Dr. Ulric Duncan and his team provide medical weight loss programs that can help you get to and maintain a healthy weight. Behavioral counseling is a key part of our programs. Read on to learn about significant benefits of emotional support.
Feeling less alone
Losing weight often isn’t easy. Challenges such as eating fewer of your favorite foods, working to find healthy substitutes, managing your appetite, and improving your exercise lifestyle can feel isolating if you navigate them on their own. When you have emotional support along the way, that person or team can help hold you accountable. When your support system includes professionals like our team, you won’t have to worry about particulars such as creating your own meal plans from scratch. In addition, you’ll have someone to help hold you accountable and cheer you on as you work toward and achieve your goals.
Attempting to lose weight on your own can bring a variety of risks. Eating too little food or too few calories, for example, can lead to deficiencies of nutrients such as iron, folate, and vitamin B-12. As a result, you could develop issues like anemia and extreme fatigue. Calorie restriction can also lead to a slowed metabolism, fertility problems, and weaker bones. When you have professional support, you can rest easier, knowing that your physical health is being monitored and steps are being taken to help keep you safe and healthy.
Having emotional support throughout your weight loss journey increases your odds of short-term and long-term success. If you feel encouraged by others, rather than discouraged on your own, you’ll have an easier time staying committed to your weight-control efforts. At Delta Medical Weight Management Center, we track your progress along the way, which allows us to make tweaks to your plan when needed and help you find your way through challenges that can stand in the way of success.
To learn more about medical weight loss or get started with the support you need, call Delta Medical Weight Management Center or email us through our website. We would love to help you feel supported and find pleasure in your weight loss journey, while increasing your chance of success.