Do I Need a Medical Weight-Loss Plan?

Many people view the beginning of the year as a fresh start -- an opportunity to set and reach goals. Weight loss is one of the most common resolutions of the new year, but a study reports that 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February, and many people don’t make it that long. A Strava study found that lots of people give up before the third week of January.

Change is difficult. When it comes to weight loss, going it alone by following a DIY weight-loss plan rarely leads to long-term success. Anyone interested in reaching a healthy weight and staying there can benefit from a medical weight-loss plan.

Here at Nova Physician Wellness Center, we can help you lose weight safely and keep it off for good. Our obesity medicine specialists Dr. Rohit Suri and Dr. Seema Chaudhary, along with our team of nurse practitioners will provide you with the tools and support to accomplish your weight-loss goals and improve your health. 

What is medical weight loss?

There’s a misconception that medical weight loss is reserved for people who are severely overweight and have tried everything else. In fact, medical weight loss is actually for anyone who needs to slim down to improve their health. It involves expert supervision and guidance from doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other obesity medicine professionals.

These individualized weight-loss programs are tailored to meet your unique needs and challenges. The programs may include medication that only a licensed medical professional can prescribe. These FDA-approved medications aid weight loss in different ways, such as helping you feel less hungry and making it harder for your body to absorb fat. 

If you’re wondering if medical weight loss is the right option for you, we want to share how medical weight loss can help you slim down permanently. 

Personalized approach

DIY diets are a one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. But our weight loss specialists at Nova Physician Wellness Center recognize that unique factors can impact your journey to a slimmer, healthier version of yourself. 

Dr. Suri completes a comprehensive analysis to determine factors such as your individual metabolic rate (how many calories you burn) and body composition to assess your body’s lean mass, water, and mineral content. 

A metabolic panel, thyroid profile, and lipid panel provides further information about your health status as it relates to weight management. Dr. Suri uses this information to recommend a personalized weight-loss plan that best suits you. 

Support to reach your goals

When you choose medical weight loss, you’re getting support from medical professionals with weight-management training. You can expect to attend regularly scheduled visits to monitor your progress and ensure that the program is working for you. Dr. Suri may recommend changes to keep you on track. 

You’ll receive the valuable information, resources and education necessary to adopt healthy habits and make nutritious food choices. Behavioral therapy can help you change your eating and exercise habits. Setting practical goals, identifying roadblocks, changing your environment, and tracking your eating habits are just a few ways behavioral therapy helps you lose weight and improve your health. 

Proven strategies that work

Medically supervised weight-loss programs use proven strategies to help you change your thoughts and behaviors around food and adopt habits that will help you keep the weight off long term. People who choose medically supervised weight-loss plans lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who follow DIY diets. 

While nearly everyone can lose some weight following a DIY program, this weight loss is rarely permanent. Most people who follow DIY diets regain weight. With a medically supervised weight-loss program you learn the lifestyle-changing skills and habits to keep the weight off for good. 

If you’re ready for true transformation, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suri, Dr Chaudhary, or one of our nurse practitioners. 

We have three Virginia offices in Fairfax, Ashburn, and Vienna. Contact the office nearest you today or book your request online. A new you is a click or phone call away.

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