Pounds lost or health gained?

Usually when we think about obesity, especially if we think about ourselves or our kids, the first thought that pops into our minds is losing weight. And mostly, losing a lot of weight. However, this approach can me mentally discouraging. A new campaign My Healthy is trying to shift the obesity conversation from just pounds lost to health gained. That even the smallest positive step counts and we should set ourselves realistic, not so scary goals, and commit to them. That’s also the cornerstone of the campaign – the My Healthy Promise.

Positive changes include talking openly to your doctor about your weight as well as health and ask the important questions like what’s your healthy weight, what might be the benefits of losing even a few pounds and how you should go about a weight loss plan.

“It all starts with your doctor. He or she can advise you on what may work best for you and create a tailored plan because there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to weight loss,” said Steven Lamm, MD. “Together you can determine the health milestones you want to achieve. These goals shouldn’t seem out of your reach – even modest weight loss may mean a lot to your health.”

You are invited to join the movement by going to myhealthy.com.

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