Medical weight loss is a carefully-constructed program of weight management that is focused on the needs of each patient to achieve more effective results, both in the near future and for the long term. Medical weight loss is based on an in-depth understanding of the medical needs of the patient, including nutritional deficiencies that could be causing cravings or other aberrant eating behaviors, as well as lifestyle habits and other factors that have a bearing on diet, physical activity and metabolic activity. Through ongoing consultation appointments, the patient is carefully assessed to ensure optimal health and to provide adjustments to the medical weight loss program so it evolves with the needs of the patient, enabling them to reach their weight loss objectives.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the association of obesity and excess weight with serious medical issues, including:
Plus, being overweight or obese can also interfere with daily activities and social interactions, resulting in increased feelings of isolation and low self-esteem.
Being overweight or obese is about much more than overeating and being physically inactive. While these two factors can significantly contribute to the problem, losing weight depends on understanding why these habits exist and learning techniques to “short circuit” these behaviors so weight is lost and health is improved. Medical weight loss is individualized to the needs of the patient, and plans rely on medical and lifestyle information derived from a physical exam, one-on-one office consultation, lab testing and more to create a program that's designed for success right from the start. Plus, ongoing consultations provide patients with the support and guidance they need to stay on track.