What Are Maintenance Programs?
Losing weight is challenging, but in some ways, keeping it off is even more so. Weight maintenance programs help patients make lifestyle changes more permanent. They teach skills and strategies to help meet daily challenges of maintaining weight loss. Research indicates that people with access to long-term weight management support are the most successful.
Benefits of Maintenance Programs
Maintaining weight loss can be quite tricky on your own. Many people need professional support to navigate their bodies' changing needs.
Keeping weight off results in many health benefits for patients:
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Less stress on joints and bones
- Less strain on the heart
- Better emotional and psychological health
The longer patients can maintain the lost weight, the greater these benefits will become.
Our Maintenance Program helps patients who have attained their goal weight or those who have reached a weight they want to maintain and stay on top of their health. It is primarily a weekly group program, though individual services are available upon request. Patients can meet with nutrition specialists, exercise physiologists, and behavioral counselors to supplement the program.
Frequently Asked Questions About Maintenance Programs
Following are questions and answers about weight maintenance programs:
What factors are likely to affect my weight?
Your family's habits and culture play a part. Family history and genetics play an essential role, perhaps as important as your physical activity and eating habits. Your age, gender, and medications also influence your weight. Finally, you are more likely to be overweight if you do not get enough sleep.
What is the most crucial factor in maintaining weight loss?
According to many professionals, physical activity has a considerable role in maintaining weight. Moderate exercise and being mindful of your eating can go a long way in helping maintain your weight loss.
Why is maintaining weight loss so difficult?
Many people find it challenging to maintain weight loss, There are many reasons that may contribute. Lifestyle may revert to one of greater caloric intake and less exercise. Life's situations may change, creating more stress, more anxiety and difficulty controlling food.
If weight gain is occurring and one is struggling with control, entering into a maintenance or an active treatment program may be all that it takes to reverse the trend.