Weight Loss Programs – Why Starting is so Hard

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. William McCarthy from the Northern Virginia Area Bariatric Consultants Weight Loss Center explains why it is so hard for many people to begin a weight loss program.

    Dr. William McCarthy: Hi! I'm Dr. William McCarthy from the Northern Virginia Area Bariatric Consultants Weight Loss Centre, and today I'm telling you how to over come weight loss challenges.

    Now I'm going to discuss why starting a diet program is so hard. Now it's the nature of a human organism to eat, and so whenever we deprive ourselves or don't get enough to eat, we get hungry, we start to get irritable, even our metabolism slows down. Now you should know the first three letters of the world diet, D-I-E, die.

    So what happens, we start thinking about the past diets, we start thinking about the times that we deprived ourselves so much, we think about maybe cabbage soup diet or one of those bad diets, well lots of bread, that was all we could eat. We just think about that depravation and we no longer want to go on a diet. So what do we have to do to get started?

    First thing is that we need a why, maybe it's your health, maybe you want to feel better, maybe you want to get off your medications such as insulin or some of your blood pressure medications, there is no reason not to want to live longer and maybe you just want to get down on the floor with your kids and just be able to move around a little bit.

    Going on a diet is only one component of a healthier lifestyle. From my perspective the goals are improved health and physical well-being by means of losing fat mass while preserving the lean body mass, such as muscle tissue by means of healthy sustainable eating habits and physical activity. That's why it is so hard to start a weight loss program.