February 5th, 2020

If you’re like half of all Americans, you resolved to lose weight last month. But here’s the bummer: Only 19 percent of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions actually fulfill them within two years.

So, now that we’re a month into 2020, how do you make your resolution stick well into swimsuit season? A supervised medical weight-loss program can give you both the motivation to keep losing weight and the structure to stick to the plan, even on those days when the office candy jar is calling your name.

Here are three reasons why:

  1. It’s more than a diet. Popular diet plans offer pre-packaged meals and structured approaches to food choices. But medical weight loss is far more than a series of 250-calorie meals or protein bars. Yes, it does include a nutrition component, often using nutrient bars or shakes. But medical weight loss also includes an exercise plans based on your skills and abilities. It includes behavioral changes, such as practical tips you can use to avoid grabbing that chocolate bar for a midday snack. “And it helps you manage any related health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or polycystic ovary syndrome,” says Megan Zakarewicz, DO, a family medicine physician board-certified in bariatrics with Grand View Health Medical Weight Loss, a Grand View Medical Practice.
  1. It’s safe. When you sign up for a diet plan—or read about the latest fad diet online and choose to incorporate it—you’re essentially jumping in without a safety net. How do you know you’re doing it properly? Where do you turn if you have questions about a particular recipe, food or calorie count? Who do you ask if you think you know the difference between a carbohydrate and a protein, but you’re honestly not sure? With medical weight loss at Grand View Health, you’ll meet regularly with Megan Zakarewicz, DO, a family medicine doctor who is board-certified in weight management. She’ll help you make sure not only that your weight-loss plan works for you, but that it protects your health in the best way possible.
  1. It keeps you motivated. No matter how much we want to lose weight, temptation is all around us. We all have “cheat” days when it comes to weight loss. When you choose a supervised medical weight loss program, the accountability is baked right into your personalized plan. You’ll have someone who will help you get back on track if your “cheat” days get a little bit out of hand. This will help you stay motivated and make your New Year’s resolution last well into the year … and maybe even further into the decade.

Learn more about Medical Weight Loss at Grand View Health.