Editor’s Dose: Accountability is another ally with weight-loss goal

In this edition of Central Florida Health News, we talk about how your new year’s resolution to lose weight can benefit from having medical supervision … but why? My answer for you is very simple: Because we all need to be held accountable.

When you were a child, who held you accountable to do your homework or pick up your room? When you’re at work, who holds you accountable to getting your tasks done in a timely manner? When you want to lose a few pounds, who will hold you accountable to stick to it? If you don’t have an answer to the last question, then that’s a problem — and that is exactly my point!

You’ve got to have someone — preferably a person who knows a thing or two about making healthy lifestyle choices — who can hold you accountable to this commitment you’ve made. New Year’s Eve has come and gone. You’ve wined, you’ve dined, and hopefully you’ve promised to kiss goodbye some bad habits that are just holding you back from being a healthier person, and living a longer, more fruitful life.

So, think about who will hold you accountable to that new year’s resolution you’ve made, and let them help you stick to your promise. That person (or people) — whether a physician, nutritionist, trainer, friend, family member, or combination of all of these — can be the difference between attaining your new goal or falling short.

Thanks for reading Central Florida Health News magazine, and we hope you have a blessed and healthy year in 2015!



Celeste Jo Walls is managing editor of Central Florida Health News. She may be reached by e-mail at celeste.walls@centralfloridamediagroup.com.

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