Every goal worth achieving comes with its fair share of obstacles, and when it comes to weight loss, this well-known fact certainly continues to hold true. If you’ve struggled for years to lose the weight and keep it off, there’s nothing to be ashamed of; you’re most definitely not alone. Every year, countless Americans make the decision to lose weight and begin diets only to have them fail or, even more annoyingly, to have them work but to see the weight creep back on slowly but surely after the weight loss treatment is over.
We All Crave Certain Foods When Losing Weight
In order to successfully lose weight and keep the weight away for the long term, it’s imperative that you determine what led to your weight gain and what has impeded your ability to lose weight in the past. For most, the culprit is no surprise: food cravings. Cravings have a substantial hold on our lives. When we are emotional, upset, happy, stressed, or experiencing any other feeling in the book, odds are one of our first inclinations is to reach for our favorite snack. Whether it be sweets, chips, pizza, or other junk food, emotional eating is one of the biggest causes for weight gain and failed diets.
One of the first things to realize is that snacking is completely normal and feeling the urge to grab some tasty treats now and again is no reason to shame yourself. We all do it, and going on a diet doesn’t mean that you have to give up all of the foods you love. Quite the opposite; giving up your favorite foods can often be the reason that your diet fails in the first place. Think about it. Could you really give up ice cream, potato chips (ice cream. potato chips), cookies, and delicious Chinese take out food forever? The answer is probably no, and that’s ok! We all deserve to enjoy foods we love every once in a while.
Be Realistic About Your Expectations
Far too many fad diets take the drastic approach of requiring that the participant cut out all snack foods and replace them with healthy foods that, while nutritious, do not satisfy those pesky cravings. What happens all too often is that the dieter is able to eliminate the unhealthy foods from their meals for a while, leading them to lose the weight quickly and impressively. However, the results are often short-lived in cases like these. Very few people can say “no” to their cravings forever, and what often happens is that they eventually give in to those cravings and the weight begins to come back on.
In order for a diet to be successful, we have to be realistic about our expectations. Just as you won’t be able to eliminate your emotions, odds are you’re not going to be able to ignore your cravings for good, especially without a little help. For this reason, you need to find a way to address those cravings and find an treatment for food cravings. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that have proven time and time again to help individuals lose the weight for good.
Eliminate Your Junk Food and Sugar Cravings
Dr. Vadim Surikov is one of the country’s leading nutritionists and he offers patients in New York NY the opportunity to treat their cravings and achieve a healthy weight once and for all. Dr. Surikov has long understood that cravings are the source of many people’s issues with weight, and he has spent many years perfecting the program he offers at his New York weight loss clinic. At his practice, he focuses on helping patients to treat their cravings and to naturally and easily fight those impulses that would normally force them into eating unhealthy foods they don’t need. Many patients report finally being able to lose weight under the guidance and medical supervision of Dr. Surikov and his friendly, talented staff. For many, even one treatment yields phenomenal results.
If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Surikov’s craving-fighting methods, don’t hesitate to give us a call (347-599-9118). We would love to speak to you and to help you to schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. Dr. Surikov is eager to meet you and to help you to achieve all of your diet goals.