Dr. Eileen Javellana, of Center for Weight Management at Gwinnett Medical Center, answers a reader’s question about weight loss.
What is the number one pitfall for women who want to lose weight and keep it off?
We don’t take it seriously enough. Our culture portrays obesity as just a cosmetic problem, when it’s really a disease with whole body health implications. It’s also seen as a sprint: really, it’s a marathon. Think of yourself as an Olympic athlete in training. Success means developing repeatable habits of thought and action. Invest in a knowledgeable coach, psychological support and the proper tools. Put your health first. You’re worth it.