Staying Open-Minded About Your Healthcare

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I didn't know what I was going to do. After the devastation subsided, I decided to take a very standard, western approach to my healing. Although initial efforts were successful, my cancer recurred a few months later. I endured many additional months of treatment before I started focusing on myself. I decided it was time to incorporate complimentary alternative treatments into my healing regimen, including massage therapy. I can't even begin to tell you how much it changed my life. My healing became a process, instead of something I simply had to endure. I hope that the articles on my website can inspire you to stay open-minded about your own healthcare.

What Busy Parents Should Look For In A Weight Loss Program

Health & Medical Blog

When you become a parent and suddenly other little humans are depending on you to meet their every need, it's common for your weight to start creeping up. You pay less attention to your own diet and exercise needs once little ones' needs take priority. Participating in a weight loss program as a parent can be tough, too, since your time and resources are so limited. However, if you find a weight loss program with the following qualities, you will have an easier time sticking with it and finding success.

Flexible food recommendations

As a parent, it can be tough to plan your meals around your own preferences. You end up making a dish the kids will eat, rather than the one you really like. Therefore, a weight loss plan with flexible food recommendations tends to be easier to follow. For instance, if the program says to eat 4 ounces of lean steak, that might mean you'd be cooking that steak just for you, which you may not have time to do. If the program instead says "4 ounces of meat" then you can eat the chicken tenders or meatballs you're serving the kids. 

Online group support

Attending group meetings in person can be really helpful when you're trying to lose weight. But many parents join programs like this and then don't end up attending the meetings because they can't find a babysitter or their kids have something more important going on. So, look for a weight loss program with online group support, instead. Generally, you can log in and interact with these groups at any time. So, you can spend a few minutes reading posts and seeking support when the kids are napping or in the car while you're waiting to pick them up from preschool.

Reviews from other parents

For most weight loss programs today, you can read reviews from previous participants. Try to find a weight loss program that has a lot of positive reviews from other parents. This way, you can get a good idea of how it works for people in shoes similar to your own. A plan may work very well for single, young professionals, but that doesn't mean it is realistic for busy parents. 

If you do find a weight loss program with flexible diet recommendations, online support, and reviews from other parents, feel free to join. Your journey towards weight loss begins whenever you decide it does.

For help finding a weight loss program, reach out to a local medical professional.


24 May 2021