Olympia Plaza Pharmacy can help you with your weight loss goals. We have a weight loss center and trained pharmacists who can help you determine what is a sensible goal for you in terms of weight loss, and the most effective way to shed that weight for good.
Tips for setting realistic weight loss goals.
1.Resolve to lose weight slowly. Crash diets don’t work. While you might lose the weight initially, ultimately most people who go on crash diets gain the weight back quickly. Goals should be set of losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight.
2. Do the math. A realistic goal is to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. Any more than that and your body will go into starvation mode and start shedding muscle rather than fat.
3. Be realistic about your time frame. By using the numbers above, you can see that if you need to lose 25 pounds, you’re going to be embarking on a 3-month program. If it’s 50 pounds, you need to commit to at least 6 months.
4. Set short term goals. When you step on the scale each week and you’ve lost 1 pound, that is a victory. It’s in shedding the individual pounds that you will actually start racking up the larger numbers and reach your 5, 10, or even 50-pound weight loss goals.
5. Track your progress. There are online apps that you can use to track your calories, track your exercise, and record your weekly weight. This daily accountability helps to keep you on track.
Whatever your specific weight loss goals are, Olympia Plaza Pharmacy is here to help you reach them!