Why a Customized Weight Loss Program Is Right For You

It's no secret that losing weight can have a far-reaching impact on your overall health. Not only can losing just 10 percent of your body weight improve your heart function and blood pressure, University of Michigan's Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center has found that losing weight can impact a person's pain levels throughout their body, not just in their hips, knees, legs and feet. The Nova Physician Wellness Center understands that weight loss doesn't look the same for everyone. That is why they offer customized weight loss plans for people who are looking to not only look better, but feel better as well. Here is how you can know if a customized weight loss program is right for you. 

1. You've had minimal success with losing weight on your own.

Most people can adhere to strict diets or exercise programs and lose weight for a time, but most experience weight cycling. This process, also called “yo-yo dieting,” happens when you lose weight, only to gain it back again a short time later. In most cases, weight cycling happens when people return to old habits after trying to adhere to unrealistic diets and time-consuming exercise programs. Customized weight loss programs are centered around lifestyle changes that can help you be healthier and happier for the rest of your life, not just for the next few months.

2. You don't even know where to begin.

With all of the conflicting information out there, it can be confusing to know where to begin with a weight loss program. This program wants you to invest in their shakes and workouts. Another wants you to do group weigh-ins. That program says that carbohydrates are the enemy, while this one claims that a plant-based diet is the only way to lose weight. The truth is: There is good in all weight loss programs, but not all weight loss programs can help you have the results you are looking for. Customized, physician-supported weight loss programs will take into account your body composition, your health concerns, your metabolism and your ability level rather than prescribing a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

3. What you have done in the past just isn't working anymore.

One of the cruel realities of getting older is that our bodies change as we age. Not only do wrinkles appear around your eyes, your metabolism changes with hormonal changes. Some people often refer to peri-menopausal and menopausal weight gain, in particular, as the “middle-age spread,” even though it happens just as frequently in men as it does in women. According to the Mayo Clinic, muscle mass generally decreases with age and with it our ability to efficiently burn calories. For most people who have successfully lost weight in the past but who are noticing it creeping back on, this loss of muscle mass coupled with hormonal changes is to blame.

Rather than dealing with the frustration of little success, sifting through conflicting information or trying over and over to do something that isn't working anymore, call the Nova Physician Wellness Center or book your appointment online. Let our experts create a customized weight loss program that is designed for your body, your lifestyle and your long-term health.

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