Putting on excess weight is a natural part of life, but it becomes an issue when it becomes obesity. Whether it be as a result of stresses including lifestyle, a hectic work schedule, hormonal changes and imbalances, genetics, medical or mood disorders or physical illness, the result is the same: you are unhappy with the way you look and feel, and none of the diets or exercises you try are working for you.
Our medical weight loss programs is based on scientific research, and is designed personally for each and every patient. We aim for you to have a healthy approach to long-lasting weight loss, because everyone deserves to be happy, healthy and confident.
How Our Weight Loss Center Helps You
We treat the behavior behind your desire to eat alongside the physical causes. As past childhood events have been proven by research to be a contributing emotional trigger for many adults’ current eating patterns, the root causes must be treated.
Our weight loss clinic approaches your diagnosis and treatment in several ways, including:
- Behavioral modification,
- Medical prescriptions, if applicable,
- Recommendations for exercise
- Food and nutritional counseling
What To Expect On Your First Visit To The Weight Loss Doctor
It can be intimidating, going from googling ‘medical weight loss clinic near me’ to actually finding yourself standing there at your first appointment. However, our weight loss doctors will ensure you feel comfortable.
First off, your weight loss doctor will perform a Body Composition Analysis: this is a modified and enhanced scale, which works to determine both your basal metabolic rate and your resting metabolic rate. It then tells you the percentages of your body’s division into body fat, water and muscle. This alone will let your weight loss doctor know how many calories you currently burn daily, which then allows your doctor to give you an estimate of how many pounds you are likely to lose within 6 weeks on your personalized medical weight loss program.
The weight loss doctor will also check to see if there are any outlying reasons preventing your weight loss, including metabolic issues. They will then discuss your options with you and create your own personalized medical treatment plan.
Your Weight Loss Clinic Medical Treatment Plan
Your medical weight loss plan will be customized for you and is likely to consist of several approaches, which could include:
- Prescription medication, either to treat side effects or co-occurring mood disorders triggering your eating,
- Vitamins and minerals to support your current diet, and which may be hindering your weight loss,
- Metabolism boosters,
- Meal replacement plans,
- A customized food plan,
- Appetite suppressants, if necessary and appropriate.
The three main areas targeted by your plan are appetite control, supplements and meal replacements.
Hunger prevents weight loss, so appetite control must be used in some circumstances. Using FDA approved prescription medications if necessary, alongside any other recommended supplements, will help you achieve sufficient appetite control.
High-quality vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and metabolism boosters are known as nutraceuticals, and your plan incorporating these will be customized to you.
The highest quality protein is beneficial to medical weight loss, and will help you lose weight quickly and healthily. Your meal plan – which may include replacements and/or a personalized menu – will be customized for you by a dietitian, and customized further as your medical weight loss journey continues.
Your Medical Weight Loss Options for Long-Term Weight Loss
It’s no longer a case of ‘eating less and moving more’; sustainable medical weight loss is a challenge, and must be managed properly.
You must be willing to make sustainable lifestyle changes if you are to lose excess weight and maintain a healthy weight in the future. The goal of our Weight Loss Center is to guide you through the process in a professional, supportive way, helping you to gradually adjust.
With 6 out of 10 Americans estimated to be undertaking some type of diet, often with low success rates, or losing weight and then regaining it, only goes to prove that weight loss must be managed correctly if it is to be successful.
Our Weight Loss Center will go through the following following lifestyle factors with you, discussing whether they may be preventing you from losing weight, alongside any potential barriers:
- Amount of water you drink a day,
- Your sleeping habits – how long you sleep, and any difficulty you may have with sleeping,
- How much activity you do a day, and of what type,
- Your eating behaviors,
- How much caffeine you consume daily,
- Your stress management, triggers, and coping techniques,
- Your attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise.
You must also understand that changing your lifestyle habits is not a quick fix, nor is it a temporary solution. You must be prepared to make significant psychological, behavioral and dietary changes in order to form health habits and succeed in your medical weight loss journey and plan.