What to Look for in a Weight-Loss Program


When looking for a weight loss program, it’s important to find one that meets your needs and puts you on the road to long-term success.

In general, seek out plans that emphasize gradual weight reduction of 1-2 pounds each week.

Ask yourself the following questions when you choose a program:

Is there a trained counselor on board, as well as health practitioners such as registered dietitians, physicians, and exercise physiologists?
What sort of food options are there?
Is it you, or someone else, who decides on your weight-loss goal?
How many people finish the course?
What is the average weight loss after one year for people who complete the program?
What proportion of the population suffers from difficulties?

Is there a routine that can help you hold the weight off after you’ve lost it? Maintaining weight loss is crucial, so there should be a strategy in place.
What is the overall cost, including any necessary foods or supplements?
Before beginning any weight-loss program, consult your doctor if you want to lose more than 15 to 20 pounds, have any health issues, or take medicine on a daily basis.