Why Wait Until New Years? 5 Reasons to Start Your Medical Weight Loss Program Now

 Why Wait Until New Years? 5 Reasons to Start Your Medical Weight Loss Program Now

Are you marking January 1st as the start date for your new weight-loss plan? Like so many others, you may view the New Year as a chance to make a fresh start. But how many times has losing weight been at the top of your New Year’s resolution list?

At Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics in Chesapeake, Virginia, we understand the importance of choosing the right time when attempting to make changes to your lifestyle. Our weight-loss physician, Dr. Rachel Chastanet, has helped many people who’ve tried multiple diets finally lose weight and keep it off with physician-supervised medical weight loss

Here, we want to tell you why you should start your medical weight loss program now, instead of waiting for the New Year.

1. Now is always the best time

When you embark on a journey towards better health, now is always the best time to start. Your weight influences your health. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. And if you already have these health conditions, weight loss may help you control them better. 

2. Reduces pressure for perfection

Weight loss is a popular New Year’s resolution. You may find yourself competing with co-workers, friends, or family to see who can reach their goals first. Though it’s good to have a support system when trying to lose weight, there’s no need to make a competition out of it.

Starting now not only gives you a jump start on your “new year, new you” plans but also reduces the pressure you might feel to reach weight goals fast. This means you’re creating habits that lead to slow, steady weight loss, making it easier for you to keep it off long-term. 

3. Better equipped to handle holidays

The holidays are a special time of year filled with traditions that often involve food. If you wait until the New Year to start your weight-loss program, you may not think twice about having that second helping of stuffing or a larger slice of pumpkin pie.

Though enjoying all foods during the holidays is okay, starting your medical weight-loss program can help you develop tools to improve how you handle all the holiday goodies. In some cases, we may prescribe weight-loss medications to curb your appetite and make it easier for you to make better food choices. 

4. Beat the New Year’s rush

Exercise is an important part of your weight-loss journey. But have you ever been to the gym right after the New Year? It’s so crowded you might have to sign up in order to use the equipment. Or, your favorite aerobics class may run out of space before you get there.

If you start your program now, you can prepare for the New Year’s rush and have a backup plan when the gym gets too crowded. Maybe you opt to go for a walk or run around the neighborhood, or take a less crowded group exercise class during off-peak hours.

5. Start the year off healthier

Starting your medical weight-loss program now means you’re starting your New Year in a better place both physically and mentally. This fresh start can serve as strong motivation to keep going. Instead of fad diets and quick weight loss, you know what works because you have the support and guidance you need from our medical weight loss experts. 

If you’re at or close to your goal weight — now, at the start of the New Year, or several months down the road — we can start body sculpting treatments to get rid of any stubborn pockets of fat and tighten loose, saggy skin caused by your weight loss. 

Is getting to a healthier weight one of your goals for the New Year? Dr. Chastanet and our seasoned team can help you get started right now. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

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