Nutrition and Fitness
You already know healthy eating is important. But did you know proper nutrition is actually the most important aspect of body composition, with fitness training a distant second?
Whether you are trying to lose weight or simply feel better about your eating habits, you know food plays a big role. However, with so many fad diets and "expert" opinions so readily available on the internet, it’s not easy to figure out exactly what you need to do. Furthermore, even when you know what needs to be done, implementation is another story.
A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics concludes that seven of 10 adults don’t regularly exercise, and nearly four in 10 aren’t physically active. Lack of exercise can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. About 400,000 people in the U.S. die each year from diseases related to inactivity.
At Advanced Medical Weight Loss, we give you the tools to create meaningful and lasting dietary changes. Our approach revolves around lifestyle and behavioral science, not just dieting, because we know that lasting change begins with daily, incremental victories, not calorie counting and restriction.
Dr. Thaxton will work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan with plenty of options. Your plan will be tailored to your lifestyle, your goals, your likes and dislikes, as well as your special dietary needs and cultural preferences. He will also help with you common real-life problems like eating out, emotional eating and cravings.
Dr. Thaxton also offers advice and guidance to help patients start and maintain a regular program of physical activity. His maintains exercise doesn't have to be hard to be effective and teaches ways to incorporate exercise and movement into daily routine.
Proper diet and exercise are the mainstays for a healthy lifestyle, although many Americans turn to costly fad diets and exercise programs that fail to provide healthy weight loss and lifestyle. The basic tenets to gradual weight loss and good health include developing healthy eating habits and increasing daily physical activity. At Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta we can help you by developing a program specifically for your needs and following your progress as you succeed.
To start your journey to a healthy lifestyle, call 706-922-1717 for an appointment today.