The COVID pandemic has had a deep impact on most of us. Virtually everyone has had to change the way they work, keep in touch with friends and pursue their hobbies.
How much weight have Americans gained during the pandemic?
Quite a lot of us have also put on weight. Typically, between 5 and 16 lbs. since March. Prompting the press to nickname this weight gain as the “quarantine 15”.
Why so many of us have gained weight in this way
To some extent, this weight gain, is understandable. After all, it has been far more difficult to stay active.
Several times during the pandemic, gyms and other indoor sports facilities have had to close. Even exercising outdoors has been difficult, at times.
On top of that, stress and boredom have led most of us to comfort eat. We´ve all spent more time in front of our screens eating take out as a way to treat ourselves and release some of the tension. Often, the food we have ordered in has been more calorie-laden and nowhere near as healthy as a restaurant or home-cooked meal would be.
At times it has also not been possible to visit a weight loss clinic to seek advice and support. Fortunately, that has now changed. Even when our physical clinic is closed, we are open.
Using online chat facilities and other innovative approaches our clinic is once again able to provide a full weight loss service. Almost regardless of the types of restrictions that are in place.
There is no doubt that the COVID crisis has created the perfect storm for many Americans when it comes to putting on weight.
An effective way to kickstart your weight loss
If you have also gained pandemic weight, now is the perfect time to go online and type in the search term weight loss clinic near me and seek out the targeted advice and support that you need. A clinic will help you to select the most effective weight loss diet for you.
One that takes account of any medical conditions you have, your eating habits and the way you live your life. This will ensure that the weight loss regime you are following works for you. It is a lot easier to follow a healthy eating regime if your diet includes healthier versions of the foods and meals you and your family enjoy.
The importance of understanding why you have gained weight
Professional weight loss clinics work to uncover the underlying cause of your weight gain. This is important.
If you do not understand what led to your putting on the pounds there is a real danger that you will return to your bad habits without realizing that you are doing so. When that happens, you can easily undo all of the good work you have done and start to put the weight back on.
Now is the perfect time to take action and lose those extra pounds
If you have gained weight during the pandemic. Do not worry you are not alone. There is no need to feel ashamed or run yourself down for doing so.
But we would encourage you to tackle the issue right away.
Let us guide you and show you how to break the negative weight gain cycle you have inadvertently slipped into.
Call us today, to immediately start your effective weight loss journey.
That way when the restrictions have ended you will be ready to enjoy life even more than you did before.
With our help and guidance, you can greatly improve your eating and exercise habits. Something which usually means that you will feel fitter, stronger, confident, and have more energy.
Dr. Anand Thakkar is a licensed Internal Medicine physician. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. He has been a member of the teaching faculty for students at Chicago Medical School and has been featured on ABC, FOX, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes as a recognized authority in wellness, fitness & nutrition, weight loss, anti-aging, hormones & metabolic medicine, holistic medicine, lifestyle coaching and women’s & men’s health.
Learn more about Dr. Thakkar or Chicago Weight Loss and Wellness Clinics here.