How Medical Weight Loss Can Help You

Losing weight can be difficult. You might be eating healthy, exercising, and still see no change. In some cases, this could be because of medical conditions, but it could also be that your portion sizes are too big or your exercise needs changing. Whatever it is, there is no shame in getting some extra help. 

At Primary Medicine of North Texas in Sherman, Texas, we are proud to offer medical weight loss to help you on your weight loss journey. If you need more information or are ready to look into medical weight loss, here’s how Dr. Hernandez and our team can help.

Understanding your diagnosis

Obesity is a serious health concern and can cause additional health complications if left untreated. You may be diagnosed with obesity if you have a body mass index of 30 or higher. 

According to the CDC, obesity can increase your risk of serious diseases and health problems such as: 

If you suffer from obesity and are struggling to lose weight, medical weight loss can help you. Unlike most diets, medical weight loss is tailored to your individual needs, factors in your health requirements, and comes with the constant support of medical professionals. 

Your medical weight loss journey

If you decide to pursue medical weight loss, Dr. Hernandez and our team meet with you to understand your health concerns and weight loss goals. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and empowered as possible as you start your weight loss journey. 

Dr. Hernandez also conducts a thorough physical exam, including a body composition analysis to understand your body fat, muscle, and water composition as well as your resting caloric expenditure. Additionally, Dr. Hernandez works to exclude other factors that could cause your weight gains, such as hormone problems or chronic stress. 

Calorie calculations

After your initial consultation, Dr. Hernandez carefully constructs a personalized plan for you based on the most up-to-date scientific research and evidence. Dr. Hernandez may calculate:

This allows Dr. Hernandez to create a weight loss plan, including calculations of exactly how many calories you need to consume and how much activity you need to lose weight at a healthy rate. 

Weight loss methods

Depending on the results of your body composition analysis and caloric calculations, Dr. Hendandez puts together a detailed weight loss plan. Each plan is tailored to your individual needs, but may include the following methods: 

What to expect from the weight loss plan

When it comes to weight loss, what works for one person may not work for another. That is why Dr. Hernandez’s weight loss plan is individualized with advice tailored to you. 

It’s also important to remember it may take weeks or even months to see a noticeable change. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. Additionally, you may need permanent lifestyle changes to keep the weight off. 

To get help getting started with medical weight loss, call Primary Medicine of North Texas at 903-253-9637 to book an appointment today. You can also request an appointment or use our online contact form to request more information.

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