Doctor offers tips on keeping New Year's weight loss resolution - WKRN News 2

Doctor offers tips on keeping New Year's weight loss resolution

Posted: Updated: Jan 2, 2014 10:27 AM CST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Millions of Americans have now made their New Year's resolutions, and the most popular by far is to lose weight or get in shape.

The gym is somewhere that's always packed come the beginning of the New Year, and experts at the Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center say there's no "one size fits all" plan for weight loss.

Dr. Divya Shroff, chief medical officer, said the first thing she recommends people do is figure out if anything is wrong, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

"I would recommended people go and get a physical; check in with your doctor. If you don't have one, make this your New Year's resolution," Dr. Shroff told News 2.

She explained that you should start with committing to meet a professional and find out how you can make yourself healthier.

Centennial also offers services to help out, such as smoking cessation classes and access to a gym for a nominal fee.

There are even options for those who might need to resort to surgical options in order to lose weight. The Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity has a program for just that.

However, Dr Shroff stresses that surgery is not a quick fix.

"We have a commitment to the patient, who we do take for surgery, that it's going to be a lifestyle change for even after the surgery," she explained.

The center staffs psychologists, dieticians and nutritionists to help make those changes successful.

In terms if eating healthy, Dr. Shroff shared a few tips. She said it's best to eat fresh or frozen vegetables over canned because cans can contain a lot of preservatives and sodium, and to drink a lot of water.

For more information and a full list of Centennial's services, visit TriStarCentennial.com.

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