By focusing on small successes and following our comprehensive guidelines, you can embark on a successful weight loss journey. Our doctor is here to guide you every step of the way. To begin your weight loss journey set a clear goal, evaluate your current eating habits, increase your physical activity, create a calorie deficit and finally Stay hydrated.
Monitoring progress is key to staying motivated and tracking your achievements. At VCare, we offer regular progress assessments to help you stay on track. We are based in Brunswick, Dayton, New Jersey, VCare is easily accessible for those seeking professional weight loss guidance. You can book an appointment with us today by calling (888) 460-1151 and Walk-ins are also welcome.
Set a goal: Determine how much weight you want to lose and set a realistic timeframe for achieving that goal.
Consult VCare healthcare professional: Before starting any weight loss program, it’s important to consult with us to make sure you are healthy enough to lose weight and to develop a safe and effective plan.
Assess your current eating habits: Keep a food diary for a few days to track what you eat and when. Identify areas where you can make healthier choices and plan to make gradual changes.
Increase physical activity: Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Start with small goals, like taking a daily walk, and gradually increase your activity level.
Create a calorie deficit: To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. This can be achieved by reducing your caloric intake through healthier food choices and increasing your physical activity.
Focus on whole foods: Choose nutrient-dense whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. These foods will keep you feeling full and satisfied while providing essential nutrients.
Practice portion control: Use measuring cups, food scales, and visual cues to help you control portion sizes and avoid overeating.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help you feel full and avoid overeating.
Monitor progress: Track your progress by weighing yourself regularly and keeping a record of your measurements, food intake, and physical activity.
Remember, sustainable weight loss takes time, patience, and consistency. Focus on making small, healthy changes that you can maintain for the long-term.
Dr. Mangaiyarkkarasi Sivakumar works as medical director at VCare Urgent & Primary Care Dayton, NJ and specializes in Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition. She completed her Internal Medicine residency from Weill Cornell Medical College , New York and her Fellowship in Endocrinology, from Rutgers RWJ University Medical Center, New Brunswick. Her areas of interest include diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity and bone health.
I believe in building effective partnership to provide comprehensive care and lifestyle recommendations towards better health. I am committed to work with the patient to provide a plan tailored to achieve patient satisfaction resulting in higher compliance.