Lose Weight Before the Start of a New Year - Olathe Chiropractic

Lose Weight Before the Start of a New Year

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If you are like 80% of Americans, you’ve probably not met your New Year’s goals. However, summer is a time when it’s warm out and more people have some extra time. Use that time effectively to lose weight, eat great and feel better than you have in years! We can help you with a customized health plan to help you lose weight before the start of a new year!


Setting Goals Vs. Reality

A new year is a time to set new goals, especially with your health. At first, you choose healthy eating options over unhealthy ones. However, over time, maybe you start eating some junk food here and there. Then, you throw in some fast food, and eating meals that lack nutrients but that work with your busy schedule. Soon, you’re not hitting the gym as much or with as much motivation. Does this sound like you?


Studies show that 80% of people have already quit their highly-motivated diet and exercise goals by mid-February. That’s only 6 weeks into the year! Only around 8% of people by the end of the year actually reach most of the goals they set January 1st. Why? Life is busy, people are busy and sometimes you just don’t plain have time! Making goals is excellent, but writing them down and getting help on those goals is even better.


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Lose Weight with Help

We are now fresh into summer. Instead of waiting until the end of the year to make new diet and fitness goals, start now! Many people fail at their goals to lose weight and be healthier because they don’t do a few certain things. First, make sure you make smart goals. Like these SMART goals:

  1. Specific – What is your #1 goal and how are you going to achieve it? Why do you want to achieve this goal? Know your motivation behind your goal to lose weight.
  2. Measurable – How important to you is this goal?
  3. Attainable – Is this something that you can realistically achieve with your health conditions, living situation, time restraints and more?
  4. Relevant – How is this goal going to help you? What reward do you get out of it?
  5. Time-bound – What is your time limit for achieving the goal and what are you going to do each week do achieve it?


Second, make sure you get help. That help can come from a best friend or a spouse who is wanting to the achieve the same goals. Getting professional help is even better, because you have a third-party observer who is only interested in your success. There is a reason that celebrities are always using professionals such as nutritionists, physical therapists, trainers, chiropractors and more. Those professionals help you get the work done, and they help you do it in less time than you could do on your own. If your goal is to lose weight this summer, it’s a perfect time to enlist professional help.


Professional Help to Lose Weight

Receiving help to lose weight is not difficult and it does not have to break the bank. Plus, the tips and tools you learn are ones that you can use to help others in your family and friend group. We have professional services to help you lose weight such as:

  • Medical Weight Loss – Use help aids to lose weight where you need it most. Difficult spots on the body are the thighs, hips, belly, back, upper arms, chin, neck and buttocks. With gentle laser light, you can use Laser-Like Lipo technology to body sculpt and contour your body. Laser light can use gentle heat and lightwaves to gently “melt” fat under your skin’s surface, similar to how it is melted with exercise. Fat is then removed through the digestive and lymphatic systems. This treatment takes only a few minutes of your time.
  • Nutritional Assessment – You won’t see your weight go anywhere very well if your diet is terrible. Nutrient deficiencies will cause you chronic conditions and an inability to lose weight. They also cause fatigue, digestive issues, a weak immune system, blood sugar problems and more. Get a nutritional assessment to assess deficiencies in the body and to see where fat deposits lie so you can target them. A customized diet and exercise plan based on this assessment can help you eat your way to a slimmer body this summer.


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Lose Weight This Summer

Did you know that it can actually be easier to lose weight in the summer than at any other time of the year? For many people, they live in areas that go through periods of very cold temperatures. As a natural protective response in the body, you will store some extra pounds of fat in the winter months. However, in the summer, you shed those few pounds your body was holding onto. More people are spending their time outdoors, and most family outings include some sort of exercise, sport or activity that can keep you active.


Use tips like these to lose weight this summer:

  • Fill up on water. When you hydrate, you will keep your belly fuller, reducing how much you are eating.
  • Take time to relax. Read a book, sit outside and get some vitamin D from the sun, and have some “you” time. Relieving stress can help you shed nervous pounds.
  • Grill instead of fry your food to reduce your calorie intake.
  • Pack healthy lunches with you (especially when you’re on vacation), to reduce eating unhealthy foods.
  • Stick to water instead of sugary summer beverage such as sodas, juices and snowcones. Avid soda or juice drinkers can shed pounds quickly doing this!
  • Do summer workout classes with a friend or family member.
  • Don’t deprive yourself. Skipping all sugary foods might cause a binge later. Give yourself 100-200 calories of a sweet treat each day to satisfy your cravings.


Losing weight doesn’t have to be hard this summer. You can own your weight goals before the start of another new year so you’re ahead of the game. To get help starting your weight loss journey, call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087!


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