It is not impossible for a person to lose weight on their own, but it can be very hard. Fad or crash diets, popular fitness routines, and over-the-counter weight loss drugs may produce temporary results, but more times than not individuals who use these means to lose weight find themselves putting the weight back on in short order. Medically supervised weight loss programs have been shown to be an effective way to help people lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off for the rest of their lives.
How Is Medically Supervised Weight Loss Different Than a Diet?
Medically supervised weight loss programs are designed to address every aspect of your weight loss, including your physical health, your mental health, and your emotional health. Diets art simply designed to limit the amount of food you eat or the types of foods you eat.
Diets do nothing to address the underlying forces that may cause you to overeat or that affect your perception of food. The medical professionals supervising your weight loss understand that weight gain and the inability to stick to certain diets are not a failure of willpower but instead a multifaceted medical issue that must be attacked from all sides.
How Does the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Process Begin?
Medically supervised weight loss begins with you undergoing a complete evaluation. During this evaluation, the doctor will look at your physical health, they will look at your weight history, they will examine diets you have tried in the past, as well as components of your health including:
- Sleep Apnea
It is not uncommon for individuals who are battling with the above-mentioned conditions or who are on multiple medications to put on excessive amounts of weight. During the initial consultation, things such as low thyroid levels and a slower than average metabolism will also be addressed.
No two individuals put on weight the exact same way, and so no two individuals will receive the same medically supervised weight loss treatment. Each patient gets a customized program based off input from dietitians, physicians, psychotherapists, and other medical professionals as needed.
Based on this information, a diet and exercise plan will be formulated. The vast majority of the food on the diet plan can be purchased at a grocery store. Some prescription weight loss drugs may be included if health concerns merit their use.
Is Medical Weight Loss Right for Me?
To qualify, you will need to have a body mass index of at least 30. This puts you in the obese range. You may also qualify if you have a BMI of at least 27 with one coexisting health factor, such as:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
In addition to helping you lose weight, medically assisted weight management teaches you how to have a healthy, happier, more active lifestyle. We are excited to show you how our personalized plans can help you get the body and the health you’ve always wanted.