Being overweight can make you feel less confident and less attractive. But that’s not the only way the weight is changing your life. Those excess pounds you’re carrying could be taking a big toll on your health too. Losing weight can make a dramatic difference in your risks for serious medical issues like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, liver disease, strokes, and even some types of cancer.
Of course, just knowing you need to lose weight doesn’t make the pounds melt away. You need to take matters into your own hands and start eating a healthy diet and exercising more. That might sound easy on the surface, especially to people who’ve never tried to lose a lot of weight. But if you’ve tried — and failed — to lose weight in the past, you know how hard it can be. And you probably also know how frustrating it can be to fail at dieting and exercise over and over again.
It’s easy to feel like failing at a weight-loss plan is all your fault, but guess what? There’s a really good chance it’s not you, but your weight loss plan that’s to blame. Commercial weight loss plans are based on the needs of the many. That can be great for companies looking to increase their bottom line. After all, it’s a lot easier to market a one-size-fits-all weight loss program than it is to make money from a program you need to keep adjusting on a case-by-case basis. But the fact is, many people really need a custom weight loss plan in order to take off those pounds and, just as importantly, keep them off over time. At Nova Physician Wellness Center, we offer medical weight loss programs that can be completely customized based on every person’s individual goals, medical history, lifestyle, and other factors. If you’ve failed at dieting and exercise before, you owe it to yourself to learn how medical weight loss works and how it could help you enjoy a much healthier lifestyle.
The benefits of a medical weight loss program
Medical weight loss takes a custom, patient-centered approach that includes nutrition training, behavioral counseling, rehabilitative exercise, counseling, and education (and sometimes medication), combining elements of each to target your goals so you’re successful in achieving them. Your weight loss program starts with diagnostic testing and lab work to identify nutritional deficiencies that could be causing cravings and undermining your efforts to eat healthy. If you have a nutrition-based problem, you can diet all you like, but you’ll never be able to shake the cravings that come from being deficient in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Dr. Suri performs a comprehensive bio-metabolic analysis to determine how your body burns calories so your plan can be truly customized for you.
You’ll also have counseling to understand emotional motivators that can cause overeating. Counseling can also uncover emotional issues like depression and mood problems that are at the heart of many failed weight loss attempts. During your office visits, you’ll discuss your lifestyle and habits so your eating and activity plans can be centered on your schedule and your preferences. In short, medical weight loss programs are focused on your unique needs and goals, which means they’re designed for success right from the start.
If you need additional assistance in achieving your goals, we can recommend medications to curb cravings and reduce hunger sensations so it’s actually easier to lose those extra pounds. Throughout your weight loss journey, you’ll receive plenty of medical and emotional support to help you stay on task and celebrate every victory along the way.
Learn how a medical weight loss program can work for you
Losing extra weight is one of the smartest moves you can make to enjoy better health now and as you get older. To find out more about the medical weight loss program at Nova Physician Wellness Center and how a custom program can help you lose weight, book an appointment online today.