The most effective way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you eat. This usually means going on a low-calorie diet and upping your exercise routine. However, even though you may lose weight, there are two questions you need to ask yourself: How long can you keep off the excess weight, and have you damaged your overall health by following a poor diet? However, there is still hope for you to reach and maintain your desired weight without damaging your health with a medically supervised weight loss program.
A medically supervised weight loss program is designed and supervised by medical professionals. As such, you not only learn how to maintain a healthy diet and exercise correctly, but you also learn lifestyle changes to treat the causes of your original weight gain. Our specialist will design a personalized program for you that meets your individual needs. This may include weight loss medications that you would not have access to on your own. There is no one-size-fits-all for weight loss.
Fad dieting is another popular way for people who are hoping for rapid weight loss. This often provides instant gratification as the numbers on the scale go down. However, your body and mind may not tolerate a starvation diet for long, and you give in to high-calorie food to feel better. This vicious circle not only does not solve your weight problems, but it also adds to your headaches by destroying your health.
According to the American College of Cardiology, women who follow crash diets and gain or lose weight rapidly have very low levels of good cholesterol, and other studies show that these women result in high blood pressure and an increased risk of developing gallstones. Ironically, repeated weight loss and gain may impede your ability to lose weight because it slows down your metabolism.
With medically supervised weight loss, our specialist can conduct a thorough health evaluation. This gives them a full picture of your current health status and is the starting point for your personalized weight loss program.
For people who are obese, there may be other medical health problems, such as type two diabetes or high blood pressure. They may already be taking medications and require regular monitoring by a doctor as they lose weight.
Finally, the individualized support you get from medically supervised weight loss can promote a significant change in your eating habits and overall behavior that reinforces long-term success. The changes may include diet practices, exercise routines and regular meetings with our specialist to increase your accountability and help to keep you going.
Weight loss is not just a physical process. Your attitude towards your diet and lifestyle also plays a big part in whether or not you lose weight, keep it off and stay healthy. The most effective way to achieve this is with a medically supervised weight loss program, like the ones available at ProMD Health in Baltimore and Arlington. If you wish, our programs can take things one step further by also incorporating various anti-aging treatments, such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers.
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