JULY 27, 2015 BY WICKED GOOD WELLNESS GROUP
Avoiding Weight Gain After a Very-Low Calorie Diet
Posted by The ChiroThin Team on Thursday, July 23, 2015 -Re-posted (with additions) by Dr. Sarah Corcoran, July 27, 2015
If you just successfully completed the ChiroThin Weight-Loss program, congratulations! You have accomplished your goals and now it’s time to face the next one: keeping the weight off by creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s very important that you remain open to adopting new dietary habits and to refrain from your old ones. ChiroThin will help you through this process by providing you with a maintenance program, and guiding you throughout your health journey. Although your diet will not be as strict as in the active ChiroThin phase, it will still be more limited than how you were eating before you started our program. Here are a couple of tips to help you continue seeing success even after you’ve completed the active phase.
The first step is to consult with your doctor and create a maintenance plan. The ChiroThin program includes counseling and diet advice once you have completed the restricted diet plan. Our ChiroThin approved doctors really care about your progress and want you to succeed in all of your weight loss goals. According to the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, you must undergo behavioral changes before you go back on a regular diet. “Very-low-calorie diets (VLCDS) cause rapid weight loss. However, weight regain is rapid upon discontinuing the VLCD unless lifestyle is altered. The addition of behavioral modification (BMOD) program improves the long-term outcome.” In other words, you will have to be willing to make some long-term changes to see long-term results, and that’s why our doctors are here to assist during the process!
Even if you’re completely satisfied with the results and are no longer interested in losing more weight, respecting the after phase of the program is equally as important as or even more so than the active phase. It’s imperative to be as disciplined with this more lenient diet as it’s very easy to gain back the weight. You will be given a very specific diet plan that will be adapted to your needs and you must remember that skipping meals is not an option. Also consult with your doctor about becoming more active. While you were in the ChiroThin, you had to limit your physical activity but now that you’re coming off of it, exercising is important.
It may seem redundant to change your lifestyle after you completely changed yourself, but isn’t that the end goal? You proved you have the willpower to drastically change your life, so now it’s time to take those skills you adapted and put them to a lifestyle that will only benefit you. The American Society for Clinical Nutrition mentions some of the differences you will have to make in order to successfully keep your weight-off, “The major components of a BMOD program to alter lifestyle are education about nutrition and eating habits with alteration of amount and patterns of eating, institution of an aerobic activity program designed to increase energy expenditure, training in self-awareness and assertiveness, and training in coping techniques for long-term alteration of lifestyle.” Making educated, and health conscious decisions that will only promote your success, not deteriorate it.
Completing the ChiroThin provides you with a sense of accomplishment and huge reward when you see the changes you’ve made. Make sure you don’t see all of your hard work go to waste! Consult your Chirothin approved doctor who will provide you with the plan that is right for you.
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Dr. Sarah Corcoran
Wicked Good Chiropractic
154 Copeland Drive
Mansfield, MA 02048
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