Planning a New You in the New Year

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, yet many people struggle to stick with their goals after the first few weeks. Much like quitting smoking; however, sometimes it takes multiple attempts to successfully lose weight. If you’re planning a new you for the New Year, Riverside Community Hospital is here to help. We are a leading provider of bariatric weight loss procedures. Watch this video for an introduction to bariatric weight loss , which features two bariatric patients and a surgeon at Riverside.

Consider Talking to Your Doctor

Before making dramatic changes to your diet or exercise routine, consider talking to your doctor about your weight loss goals. Your doctor can help you understand your current health status, advise you if certain physical activities are safe, and offer recommendations to help you reach your goals. Some patients may be good candidates for bariatric weight loss. However, your doctor may suggest that you first try to lose weight through the safe reduction of calories and increase of physical activity.

Try New Recipes

Many diets fail because dieters become dissatisfied with the meals. Instead of thinking about all of the foods that you shouldn’t eat, try to focus on the flavorful ingredients that are nutritious for you. Experiment with new recipes that feature fresh ingredients you may not have tried yet, such as bok choy or dragon fruit. Adventurous dieters might even try alligator steaks instead of red meats. However, if you still struggle to lose weight despite making changes to your diet, you might consider exploring your bariatric weight loss options.

Find a Fitness Buddy

Exercising can be more enjoyable when you do it with a friend. Ask a friend with common interests to sign up for a fitness class, join a gym, or simply meet you in the park for a walk a few times a week. Furry friends can also keep you motivated to work out. If you have a dog (or if you can borrow a neighbor’s dog), bring him or her along on your workouts.

Riverside Community Hospital is your source for comprehensive health services and wellness information. Our bariatric weight loss team in Riverside looks forward to helping you achieve your health goals. For general information about bariatric weight loss, please visit our website or speak with a registered nurse by calling (951) 788-3463.