Like the rest of the country, rates of obesity in New Jersey are on the rise. Weight loss can be difficult if you don't have the right support system. Sikiru A. Gbadamosi, MD, in Edison & North Plainfield, New Jersey, understands the struggles many people face when it comes to making better lifestyle choices and works closely with his patients to help them reach their weight-loss goals. If you're having a challenging time losing weight and need support in a caring environment, contact Dr. Gbadamosi's office today to schedule an appointment.
In addition to an improvement in overall health, weight loss may also help improve your mood, self-esteem, and energy levels. Even losing as little as 5 to 10% of your current weight can have benefits, including:
Dr. Gbadamosi’s philosophy for a healthy diet for weight loss is to minimize overindulgence. He doesn’t recommend severe restrictions or fad diets.
To lose weight, you want to fill your diet with mostly whole foods. These are foods that are more in their natural state and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
It's also necessary to eat a wide variety of healthy foods from all the food groups, to vary your nutrient intake. This means filling your diet with mostly fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy proteins such as beans, poultry, fish, and lean red meat, dairy foods, and healthy fats such as oils, nuts, and seeds.
Eating a variety of different foods not only increases your nutrient intake, but may also help keep cravings under control while you lose the weight by satisfying all of your taste buds.
Dr. Gbadamosi stresses minimizing overindulgence, which means it’s okay to eat a few treats when you’re trying to lose weight. Having a list of not-allowed foods increases your desire to eat them. Allowing a few indulgences cuts that desire. But be sure to keep portions of your treats in check.
Exercise is an important part of Dr. Gbadamosi’s weight-loss plan and he recommends you aim for 60 minutes of planned activity most days of the week.
If you’re new to working out, you might want to start in small increments, such as 20 minutes a day for a week, and work yourself up to the recommended 60 minutes.
As a doctor that lives a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Gbadamosi is the best choice for help with weight loss and better health.