What is Key for Long-term Weight Management?

A key for long-term weight management is to really start when you’re young. You need to feed your kids healthy food. You need to show them what is right and what is wrong. Are they getting a happy meal from McDonald’s or are they getting really high quality food like fruits and vegetables. It’s really important to start when you’re young because if you start eating healthy when you’re young, you’re probably not going to have a weight problem when you’re older.

But it takes constant vigilance and planning so you need to think about what you’re going to eat. You need to plan your meals. You need to have goals. So in order to have long-term weight management, you need to start when you’re younger which will help you to continue with those healthy habits when you’re older.

If you don’t have good habits when you’re younger, if life gets out of control, then what you need for long-term weight management when you’re older is number one: a plan. You need to have a plan. A plan is really important because how are you going to get from point A to point B if you don’t have a plan.

You also need to surround yourself with people, friends, family, co-workers that will help you with that goal. Meaning, if you’re trying to get healthy and they’re all just giving you peer pressure to go out and eat steak every night, well, that may not help you. So you need to surround yourself with people and most importantly, you need to surround yourself with professionals. Because it’s hard to do things by yourself. You know the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well it takes a village or it takes a whole group of people, even professional people, to sometimes help people lose weight because sometimes life does get strenuous and stressful so you need to surround yourself.

At King Street Chiropractic Wellness Center, we are that type of office. We support you in your goal for weight-loss. Our office is not just a chiropractic office – it’s a health and wellness office. Our goal is not necessarily to help you lose weight. Our goal is to help you get healthy. And by getting healthy, people lose weight and that’s what we do. So call our office at (703) 578-1900 to make an appointment so we can help you with your goals of health and losing weight.

Dr. Steven Trauben is the founder of King Street Chiropractic Wellness Center, a pain relief and wellness center located in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been practicing just outside Washington DC for over twenty years now. The nationally known and well sought-out 8 Weeks to Wellness® program allows you to experience optimal wellness through chiropractic care, exercise, massage, nutrition & meditation. If you’re interested in speaking with Dr. Trauben, you can call (703) 578-1900 to schedule an appointment or you can go online www.kingstreetwellness.com.


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