PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As January ends, the hype of New Year's resolutions starts to fade with each day. The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA) and its team of leading bariatric surgeons are experts for Valley residents seeking to lead healthier lives in 2015, with both surgical procedures and general nutrition counseling.
At WLIA, patients are counseled by a team of registered dieticians, who provide the most up-to-date and informed approach to weight loss. Doctors Orris and DeBarros are spearheading this effort to eliminate the second-month slump and make sure that Valley residents are prepared and stronger than ever with their goals.
In order to stick with resolutions throughout the year, the nutrition counseling experts at WLIA suggest a three-pronged approach: setting attainable goals, tracking progress and integrating a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of living. Whether Valley residents are continuing treatment after gastric sleeve, LAP-BAND, other bariatric procedures or are simply looking to adjust their lifestyle, these three items will help in this pursuit.
"For surgical patients, we consult as far as sixth months prior to surgery to create the foundation for healthy lifestyle choices, and as much as one year after surgery to continue the weight loss goals," WLIA partner and lead surgeon Dr. Michael J. Orris said. "When someone resolves to shed those extra pounds, it's important to be there every step of the way."
WLIA experts suggest setting attainable goals because creating benchmarks that are within reach increase the likelihood of goal achievement. Goals for each person depends on exercise regimen and daily caloric intake, so many should seek professional assistance to create a regiment that is custom-fit to each person's body, needs and lifestyle.
Tracking progress is another key aspect to continuous growth in any aspect of life–especially when adjusting for a healthy lifestyle. When exercisers see steady growth over a period of time, they'll be more likely to continue the actions in order to see continued gains. This step is especially effective when paired with the first suggestion of setting attainable goals.
Integrating a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of living includes a seamless experience across eating, exercise and daily activities and is essential when sticking to weight loss plans. A new healthy you is only achieved through a complete and comprehensive plan. Each session at WLIA is completely personalized with individual goals and recommendations, but can cover a variety of diet and exercise topics ranging from healthy cooking, eating out, shopping and meal prep to basic functions such as how to read nutrition labels or what nutrients patients should focus on.
For more information about how to reach your health goals, consult the doctors and nutrition experts from WLIA at www.wliaz.com.
About Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA) helps overweight men and women regain control of their lives and their health. Its weight loss surgery center has helped thousands of people throughout the Southwest catering to communities including Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tucson, Tempe and Arrowhead. The team of highly trained surgeons offers a full range of bariatric procedures, as well as other general surgical procedures from colonoscopy to hernia repair. For more information about WLIA, please visit www.wliaz.com.
SOURCE Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA)