Being overweight can cause tremendous strain on your overall health and wellbeing. While most people seem to be focused on their outward appearance, carrying extra weight causes more damage physically than most people realize.
Extra weight can cause:
- Added stress to joints, muscles, and organs
- Strain the heart
- Increased blood pressure
- Put you at a higher risk for diabetes and heart disease
Just losing small amounts of weight can drastically increase your life expectancy. We all have heard of trendy fad diets that promise to shed pounds quickly, but these weight loss fads are often short-lived and don’t offer long term health solutions to your weight problem. Medical weight loss programs offer methods and techniques for you to incorporate into your life that can be sustained.
For individuals who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or more, the risk of heart attack and stroke is increased. We find that these patients may benefit the most from a medical weight loss plan.
While surgical procedures are available, we find that implementing natural methods is more helpful to those not looking to endure risky or invasive treatments.
Our medical weight loss program is specifically customized for you and your specific needs and challenges. Just by changing your nutrition, you can begin seeing drastic changes in your health. By altering the types of foods you eat, you can decrease your portion of food and still obtain all the nutrients your body requires while losing unwanted weight.
When your body is getting the proper nutrition, you will find you have more energy and are more motivated to increase your physical activities, helping you burn more calories. Ensuring you are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet is crucial to maintaining a healthy metabolism as well. It may be recommended that you add some supplements to your diet as well to ensure proper function.
Assessing your schedule, lifestyle, and goals are important elements to creating a customized weight loss program that works. The weight loss plan that works for someone who has a physically demanding job and hectic schedule is not the same plan as someone who has to sit sedentary at a desk all day and gets limited activity. A weight loss plan specifically designed for you, is tailored with your needs in mind. As you progress through the program, you can reassess as your needs change. This keeps you from plateauing because your plan is changing and evolving as you do.
A weight loss plan should be an exciting journey as you begin to feel better about your appearance and begin to feel better and more energetic physically. If you are ready to begin your journey, call our office today to find out more about what a custom weight loss program can do for you.