Spring Cleaning for Weight Loss

Take a deep breath. Do you feel it? The weather’s warming, flowers are preparing to bloom, and we’re shaking off the winter doldrums – spring’s almost here! Springtime inspires many of us to give our homes a good cleaning – and to adopt healthier habits as the seasons change. So why don’t we do a little weight loss spring cleaning?

Cleaning, both literally and figuratively, can have a positive effect on people’s weights since long-term weight loss requires overall lifestyle changes. Check out these easily-adoptable tips for changing up your routine this spring!

1. Clean out the Fridge & Cabinets

There’s a reason we’ve all heard this saying before: “weight loss starts in the kitchen.” In fact, we’re more likely to eat food we see regularly. The best waay to inspire ourselves to eat better is to clean your refrigerator and pantry.

Not only should you be getting rid of expired and moldy foods, we recommend getting rid of the junk. It’s far easier to forego a bag of chips or your favorite dessert if they aren’t in the house. Instead, replace them with healthier alternatives like berries, vegetables, and yogurt. Be sure to have fun and keep it seasonal!

2. Give the House a Good Scrubbing

When you’re done with the kitchen, embrace your cleaning fervor and work on the rest of the house! Not only will your home look better than ever, but you’ll start reaping health benefits.

A 150-pound person can burn up around 170 calories an hour with some light cleaning (such as dusting or sweeping). Ready to really feel the burn? Start scrubbing or rearranging your rooms and you can burn up to 190 calories per hour! Lifting objects and moving furniture around employs more muscle groups and further increases your heartrate, leading to even better workout. Just remember: don’t overdo it.

3. Donate Old Clothes

Now that the house is squeaky clean, take care of your closet. Baggy clothes can have a negative effect on people’s self-image as well as leaving room for weight gain, so ditch the clothes that don’t make you feel your best!

Instead, wear clothes more tailored to your body. Tighter clothes tend to press against the body, acting as a subtle reminder to strive towards better health while helping to promote weight loss. Most importantly, clothes that you feel flatter you are great for boosting confidence. Practicing self-love is one of the best tools for weight loss because of the power of positivity. Positive thinking helps keep us on track for our diets and exercises, and boosts motivation and energy.

4. Dig up Old Workout Gear

Spring cleaning isn’t only about getting rid of old and unwanted junk. It can include rediscovering useful things long-forgotten. Whether it’s an old pair of track pants or a well-used football, there’s no better time to fall in love with an active lifestyle.

Enjoy the warming weather with a stroll outside or by playing sports with your kids. Whatever gets you active for at least 20 minutes a day. The best way to integrate exercise into your daily routine is to find something you love to do – make the workout fun, and it won’t feel like a workout!

5. Mental “Cleaning”

When it comes to weight loss, our mindset is just as important as our environment. That’s why spring cleaning for the mind is a significant step towards weight-loss success. Positive attitudes lead to positive results.

When we feel good about ourselves, we are more inclined to forgive mistakes and see them as opportunities for improvement, instead of derailments that ruin a day. By seeing ourselves as worthwhile, we are able to better strive towards our goals.

When you’re done taking care of the house, be sure to take care of yourself. Relax a little and remember why you’re on this journey: recognize your strength and importance always keep going!

Come to NYBG.

When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • 9 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics
  • 15,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • 24/7 access to online seminars
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients

Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. https://bariatric.stopobesityforlife.com/

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Spring Cleaning for Weight Loss

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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