Maybe you promised you’d hit the gym on Wednesday, but it’s already Thursday and you haven’t moved a muscle. Or perhaps you skipped breakfast because the cereal box is empty, and you’re already running late for work. If your road to weight loss is full of good intentions and nothing else, then maybe it’s time to jump-start your journey, the ORBERA® way. We’ve compiled five of our favorite ways to fit weight loss into your lifestyle to give you the results you’ve always wanted.
Structure Your Day
If you leave exercise and healthy eating to chance, chances are it’s not going to happen. Establish a daily routine to stay motivated and keep track of your top 3 priorities. Try jotting these down in a journal to take the mystery out of each day or take advantage of one of the hundreds of time management apps. If planning doesn’t come naturally to you, our ORBERA® support team can help plan your schedule for a healthier, happier future.
Invest in a high-quality Reusable Water Bottle
The benefits of water for your health are boundless: clearer skin, better digestion, and increased energy. When you invest in a great reusable water bottle, not only does it help you go green and save money, but it allows you to stay hydrated while you’re on the go.
How much water you drink will depend on many factors including your gender, size, weight and how active you are. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women consume a total of 2.7 liters – that’s 11 cups or 91 oz per day. We recommend getting a water bottle in the range of 16 oz (473ml) to 24 oz (708ml) and drinking at least 8 oz of fluid a day. Once you’ve determined how much water you need to drink, use rubber bands around your bottle to keep track of how much you’re drinking.
Join a Convenient Gym
What’s the number one thing to consider when choosing a gym? Location, location, location. Join a gym that’s close to your home or place of work for convenience. Then, set a goal to get a 30-minute after-work gym workout at least three days a week. We strongly endorse not going home first, otherwise, it will be difficult to head back out. Ensure your sweat sesh happens right after work so you can iron out your stress and beat the rush hour traffic. On the days where getting to the gym is a challenge, try getting your 30-minute workout online.
Technology – Coach, Apps, Alarms, Tracking
Yes, the first few weeks of ORBERA® will be tough as your body adjusts to the presence of the balloon and you begin to learn portion control and find your grove. That’s why we developed ORBERA® Coach, a motivational app designed to keep the scale moving, even after the removal of your ORBERA® balloon. Connect with ORBERA® trained dietitians for one-on-one consultations anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Gain access to recipes, meal plans, diet trackers, or even connect the app to your favorite weight or activity tracker so you can monitor every step of your journey.
It’s a Lifestyle, Not a Diet
No matter how much you might wish for quick answers, weight loss requires lifestyle changes. Instead of looking at it like a diet you dread, see it as a new lifestyle that will enable you to look and feel great, and really enjoy your life. At the end of the day, the goal is to feel better – physically, mentally and emotionally. Our life-changing program has helped thousands of people transform their mind and body, and we know we can do the same for you. You can do this! Find an ORBERA® specialist today.