Weight loss can be a very difficult feat for many individuals. There are countless diets out there to choose from and a variety of fitness plans to go with them, but for many this way of trying to lose weight has not worked. The key to successful weight loss is not just dieting or exercising. Successful weight loss involves a lifestyle change. Focusing on not only your physical health, but also your mental health is what aids patients in maintaining long lasting results.
No more fad diets or trendy Instagram workouts. We give you all the tools you need to create healthy habits to sustain your results, even after the program. These tools will help you create a healthy mindset, customize an exercise program, control your stress, detoxify the body, and practice self-care. Keep reading to learn more about how our medical weight loss program works and if it may be the right choice for you.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss refers to a medically supervised program to help you create a healthy lifestyle and lose excess weight safely. Each program is customized to a patient’s unique body type, health, and goals. Whether you have 100 pounds to lose or 15 pounds, a medical weight loss program will provide you with the tools you need to get rid of excess weight for life.
Medical weight loss does not involve a magic pill or surgery. Each personalized program is created using medical and scientific evidence to focus on the cause of weight gain. Supervised by a team including doctors, nutritionists, fitness experts, and others, patients are provided with guidance and treatment necessary to maintain weight loss for life. We utilize a full spectrum of tools to set you up for success.
Benefits of Medical Weight Loss
This kind of weight loss program offers many benefits, especially when compared to other diet or fitness plans where participants are not given any guidance. This is one of the main reasons that patients are so successful with medical weight loss, that they are not doing it alone. They have an entire team behind them to help them and hold them accountable.
The strong foundation for change that is created with the team of professionals is another reason that medical weight loss is so beneficial. Having a focus on a healthy mindset, physical health, and a patient’s distinctive needs is the healthiest and most successful way to achieve long term weight loss.
Having each program customized and tailored for each patient also helps participants be successful. Everybody is different and works in its own unique way, so your weight loss program should as well. Looking into your health history, both past and present, will help us determine the best course of action for losing the excess weight.
There are obvious benefits to weight loss that our patients experience, such as better sleep and increased stamina. Some also notice a substantial decrease in cravings for sugary and fatty foods. The number of calories burned at rest, or metabolic rate, is also increased due to medical weight loss.
Medical weight loss greatly benefits those with a high BMI, body mass index, or are considered obese. When the body has that much excess weight, the chances of becoming sick are greatly increased. In fact, there are around 59 conditions that those with high BMIs are more likely to get. These include sleep apnea, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, and coronary artery disease. Very serious conditions are on this list and a patient’s chances of getting one of these diseases/conditions can be reduced by losing weight.
During medical weight loss, patients will also experience many benefits pertaining to their quality of life. These include increased energy, improved quality of sleep, and a better overall mood. Having a successful weight loss plan helps patients to maintain these benefits throughout their lives.
Who is A Good Candidate for Medical Weight Loss?
Patients that are looking to successfully lose weight and have been unsuccessful on their own are great candidates for a medical weight loss program. If they feel they need a different approach than they have had before, this is a great choice. Any patients that feel they would benefit from a team of weight loss experts and medical professionals, should consider medical weight loss. Having this team and integrative approach to a healthy lifestyle is the reason why this program works. Medical weight loss programs are very beneficial for those that have a high BMI and are at an increased risk for diseases associated with excess weight.
What to Expect from A Medical Weight Loss Program
During a medical weight loss program, you should expect a personalized plan that has been created to fit into your routine, that will help you lose excess weight while creating an overall new and healthy lifestyle. This plan will be created after taking a baseline health assessment to give you the best results.
We provide you with everything you need to have long lasting weight loss and lifestyle changes. These tools may include, fat burning medicines, appetite suppressant program, hormone balancing, weekly weigh ins, and a personalized nutrition and fitness plan, all depending on your unique program.
What the scale says is not the only thing that we are focused on, your progress will be tracked in many different ways. For example, we take into account your body composition, such as muscle mass, and potential water weight. These factors may affect the number that you are seeing on the scale.
Many patients also notice that along with their lifestyle changing, so have their taste buds. Due to their new clean eating plan, other foods that they used to find irresistible are no longer desirable. This does not mean that once starting a medical weight loss plan that you cannot eat the foods you once loved, but after learning about healthier options and getting used to a cleaner diet, you may no longer want to.
What Are You Waiting For?
Are you considering medical weight loss? Give our office a call today to start experiencing the benefits for yourself. Stop with the yo-yo dieting and begin your journey to healthier lifestyle.