Fad dieting and vigorous exercise often lead to exhaustion and disappointing results. In fact, what you need to lose weight might be something completely different than what someone else needs. That’s why it’s so important to get expert help when you’re ready to tackle a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Our team at the Physicians Medical Group of San Jose has the expert knowledge to help you decide on a diet and workout regimen that works for you. In San Jose, California, our team of doctors spans all specialties, including health and wellness.
Benefits of diet and exercise
You’ve probably heard it from the time you were young — to stay fit you need to exercise every day and watch what you eat. However, over the years, diets have come and gone, and so have exercise routines.
We all know that a healthy diet and moderate exercise are important for your health, whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. The truth is, your body is a machine that needs fuel to run and check-ups along the way to continue working properly.
Think of your food as the fuel for your body. You don’t want to put bad fuel in a machine, so why would you want to put bad food in your body? To stay healthy, it’s essential that you eat a variety of lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. These can help you lose weight and prevent chronic diseases, including:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
While healthy eating alone doesn’t prevent these conditions, exercise along with a good diet can help you not only stay in shape but ward off these conditions. Exercise also helps you build strength and flexibility, which can help you prevent injuries.
Finding the right plan for you
For our team of doctors to find the right type of diet and exercise plan for you, they need to know your health history and your goals. Are you looking to lose weight, or do you want to control a chronic disease, like diabetes?
That all plays into the proper type of diet and exercise plan for you. Our doctors need to know if you have any conditions that would limit the types of exercise you could perform, along with any food allergies or sensitivities. Along with knowing your goals, understanding these details about your health can steer our doctors towards a plan that works for you.
When it comes to the perfect plan, your goals are one of the biggest factors, especially when it comes to your health. If you’re at risk for chronic diseases, our team takes that into account when formulating a diet plan for you. That includes a diet full of lean protein and vegetables with minimal refined sugar and processed carbohydrates.
The same goes for an exercise plan. Our team looks at your overall health and your goals to determine what type of exercise is best. With a customized plan, it’s more likely that you’ll stick to it for the long haul.
Sticking to your plan
The best kind of diet and exercise regimen is one that you’re able to sustain, even after you’ve reached your goals. Fad diets sometimes help you lose weight, but because they’re restrictive, you usually gain most of the weight back.
It’s important that the plan you choose is easy to follow and doesn’t include unreachable expectations. For instance, some examples of things that you want in a weight loss plan include:
- Drinking plenty of water
- Not supplement-heavy
- Portion control
- A maintenance portion
- Backed by science
- Diverse types of foods
A sustainable diet and exercise plan should also promote healthy weight loss. That means slow and steady, as you have a better chance of losing weight for good. The same goes for exercise; you never want to rush into something and end up getting hurt or not sticking with it because it’s too much.
If you’re ready to start a healthier lifestyle with a healthy diet and exercise routine,
If you’re ready to start a healthier lifestyle with a healthy diet and exercise routine, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose Primary Care Physician today.