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Weight Management and Weight Loss

Should I weigh myself often?

Weighing yourself can be a great motivator to help lose weight and keep it off. But it can also be detrimental if you’re not in the right mindset. Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. will help make that determination during your weight loss consultation.

If I drink water, will it help me lose weight?

Keeping yourself hydrated is encouraged in all patients, whether they’re trying to lose weight, maintaining weight or not overly concerned about weight loss. Drinking water regularly can help you lose weight by causing you to eat smaller portions, however. Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. will help you learn more about regulating your water intake and how it can help you lose weight.

If I eat larger breakfasts or lunches, can I skip my dinners?

While it may sound like an acceptable weight loss tactic, skipping a meal can be hazardous to your weight loss plan. Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. stresses the importance of exercise with any weight loss plan and skipping a meal can be detrimental to the energy levels needed for exercise, not to mention that the likelihood of snacking increases when a meal is skipped. It all can lead to higher than recommended caloric intakes, spells trouble for your personal weight loss plan.

Speaking of exercise, how much should I exercise?

How much exercise is needed to lose weight is definitely the age old question. But the reality is that it can differ for every patient. It depends on how much weight you want to lose, how quickly you want to lose the weight and how much you can safely exercise when considering your diet at the time. Some exercise daily is widely accepted as necessary. You and Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. will work together to establish a reasonable and feasible exercise plan that fits your daily needs, responsibilities and overall commitment.

When should I feel full after eating?

The answer to this question is all about brain communication throughout your body. Eat too fast, and your brain can’t keep up. Eat too slowly, and your brain might beat you to it. Learning how to curb your eating and managing your inner brain communication are aspects of your weight loss plan that Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. has specialized in for decades. A visit to his office will help you more clearly understand how to take in what your body is telling you when you eat.

Should I plan my meals when trying to lose weight?

“If you make a plan, you can plan to make it,” Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. always says when answering this question. Establishing a well-balanced diet plan will keep you on track with your weight loss plan and prevent you from steering off track. If you’re having trouble establishing that plan, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. has years of experience when it comes to establishing proven weight loss diets and exercise plans.

Can keeping a diary help save time and calories?

Yes, absolutely. Diaries have, in some cases, can help double your weight loss. Massive studies have been conducted that conclude ultimately that journaling your diet and eating helps keep you aware of just how much you’re eating. It could be more than you think. When it comes to weight loss, you are the only one accountable for your actions. And keeping a diary helps maintain that needed accountability. Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. can help you format and create your diary and show you how to log things like caloric intake, exercise compensation, nutritional information, etc.

Should I avoid certain carbs when trying to lose or maintain weight?

Be careful. Avoiding carbs all together can keep necessary energy out of your body that is needed for exercise. But some carbs are hazards to your weight loss plan. In general, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. likes to say that if it sounds unhealthy, then it undoubtedly is unhealthy. If you’re not sure which carbs can help you lose weight and which ones can help you gain weight, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. can help you sift through all the carbs hiding in your food.

Is there anything you can eat freely and without fear of when it comes to losing weight?

There’s a reason our mothers stressed eating our veggies. Vegetables are relatively low in calories and packed with fiber and nutrition that can help you feel full and eat less overall. But preparing your veggies the wrong way can cancel out the nutritional benefits of the vegetables on your plate. Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. will help you establish the right and wrong ways to eat your veggies during your weight loss consultation.

I love certain fatty foods, do I have to eliminate them all together?

Like anything else when it comes to your health, eating fatty foods in moderation can be acceptable. But moderation can lead to regularity if you are not careful. The only way to truly accelerate your weight loss plan is to eliminate fatty foods all together. Even Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. knows this can be difficult, if not impossible for some patients. So he crafted weight loss mindsets designed at helping you enjoy those fatty favorites while maintaining your weight loss plan.

Will sleeping help me lose more weight or lose weight faster?

Lack of sleep spurs hormonal changes in your body that make you hungrier, including negatively affecting your metabolism. Most adults need seven to nine hours per night of sleep.

The only way to get professional and qualified answers to these weight loss questions is to schedule your free weight loss consultation with Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. at one of his four Chicagoland offices in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Oakbrook or Naperville.

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