Progress Is More Than Weight Loss
A healthy weight-loss program is about much more than how many pounds you lose
You can't measure success on a scale
Weight loss is only one measure of your success. While programs like Q and Me and medicines like Qsymia® may help you lose weight, better eating and activity habits may improve your health, extend your life, give you confidence and energy, and help you sleep. What you gain can be just as important as what you lose.
Focusing too much on the scale can lead to disappointment and rob you of the opportunity to feel good about other changes. When you size up your progress, you could pay attention to the possible changes in energy, sleep, vitality, and how you feel about yourself. There may be many reasons to be proud; reward yourself for all the positive changes you make!
These changes may improve your life in many ways. Scientific evidence shows that even modest weight loss can improve your health. A 10% weight loss can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, poor sleep, and other medical problems. Most experts agree that this is a reasonable weight-loss goal.