Weight Management

Are You Having Trouble With Your Weight Management?

Do you wake up feeling lethargic with no energy to take on the day? Do you have trouble fitting into your clothes or feel generally dissatisfied with your body image? Have you tried all of the latest self-help books, restrictive diets, and diet programs only to yo-yo back to your original weight, or worse—gain weight?

Perhaps you have been working out and dieting successfully only to plateau or hit a wall in your weight loss. Or maybe you are trying to lose weight for health reasons, such as joint pain, high blood pressure, or diabetes, and want to know the best approach. It’s also possible that you could have had surgery recently and want to lose the extra pounds and get back into shape.

Whatever your personal situation, people desire to lose weight for a multitude of reasons. You could be looking into pre-wedding diet plans in preparation for your big day, or maybe you want to shed a few pounds for your high school/college reunion. Perhaps you are seeking a post-pregnancy weight loss program for countering some of the natural weight gain from childbirth. Or it could be that you simply feel bloated and unhealthy and want to look and feel better for your own peace of mind.

Successful weight loss can be challenging to achieve alone. But you have the opportunity to take control of your well-being. Would you like to increase your mobility, improve your health, and learn how to lose weight and keep it off?

Weight Loss Success Can Be Difficult For Anyone

 

Our culture is notoriously consumed by body image and weight loss—and not all of it is vanity. Despite the obesity epidemic that grips our country, we are a very health conscious culture. We worry about the foods we eat, the need for exercise, and being too busy to make health-conscious decisions. However, despite that awareness, sustainable weight loss is still very elusive.

So, why is it so hard to lose weight?

There is simply so much information available—weight loss advice, diet programs, and self-help books—that it can be impossible to figure out which one will work for you. Moreover, we use food to celebrate, grieve, and commune. It acts as a mechanism of bonding, conducting business, and even relieving stress. And we are constantly exposed to creative messages from advertisers encouraging us to consume.

Sometimes weight gain is just an inevitable part of aging, as our bodies fail to be as efficient as they once were. Other times, an injury or ailment can slow us down and knock us out of sync with our normal health routines.

And that’s where I can step in. Unlike working with a weight loss coach, as a medical doctor, I will be able to give you an objective and scientifically-driven assessment using lab tests to better understand your body and your unique challenges to weight loss. With this awareness, we can develop a strategic blueprint for achieving your goals—one that is customized according to your needs and how your body works.

 

A Medical Weight Loss Doctor Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

All weight management programs have an accountability factor that holds people to their goals. However, more often than not, people do not understand how losing weight actually works and thus get discouraged when results do not meet their expectations. Working with a medical specialist can help you reconcile issues related to your weight struggles as well as provide motivational factors for strengthening your resolve.

We will begin our work together by exploring stressors that may be sabotaging your efforts. We will establish what your true baseline weight is and where things started to go off track for you. As a medical doctor, I am also able to test for possible food allergies, gut health, thyroid issues, or hormonal imbalances to make sure we are targeting the correct issue—something that coaches are not able to do. (To read more about your gut health, click here.)

Every person’s situation is different, which is why working with a medical specialist can be so effective. I can offer you guidance for overcoming plateaus and modifying aspects of your weight loss strategy that are not producing the results you want. In most cases, I will have you complete a gut detox to restore the health of your gastrointestinal system, which can be extremely important for weight loss. Then, I will help you establish a diet with guidelines to hold you accountable for your progress.

Initially, we will focus on weight loss and getting you to your desired weight. Then we will work to stabilize your weight by making subtle lifestyle changes and correcting any underlying medical causes. Finally, we work on maintenance, which may involve exercise recommendations.

Feeling unhealthy, lethargic, or unsatisfied with your appearance are issues that you can actually do something about. With my guidance and commitment from you, I know you can turn your life around and truly feel good about yourself. In time, you can learn how to better care for your body and feel happier, lighter, and more alive.

I am intrigued by your approach to weight management, but I still have a few questions and concerns…

I am worried about the financial expense.

I understand your concern. However, I want you to consider the benefits of weight loss. Early intervention reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and chronic joint pain. It also improves your self-esteem, libido, mobility, and your overall energy levels. All of these things are invaluable when compared to the price of meeting with me once or twice a month. On average, the cost for most patients is comparable to a comprehensive gym membership. In a short time, you can obtain the tools and awareness you need to lose weight and keep it off.

Can a weight loss doctor really help me change?

I believe that people change when they are ready to, and if you are truly ready to do this, then you have the inherent potential for improving your life. However, sometimes, effort and willpower cannot do it alone. Often, having a medical specialist take an objective look at your health challenges can give you the best shot at sustainable weight loss. With my help and your willpower, we can make little shifts in your diet or lifestyle that can create big changes in your life.

I have been on many diet programs before, and they did not work. What makes this different?

More than likely, all of those other diets only addressed part of your challenges. Most programs are based on shakes or meal replacements, which work for some individuals, however, most patients regain weight once they stop the meal replacements.

What I offer is medical testing, insight into your body chemistry, and the reconciliation of underlying factors that may be preventing you from making changes on your own. By integrating a medical component into the mix, I am able to offer you a comprehensive approach to weight loss that is much more effective than simply offering you a brand name shake. I will provide you with a plan to get the nutrients you may be deficient in through holistic and natural sources, not a one-product-fits-all solution.

Weight loss management is an ongoing process, and often, the maintenance phase is the most difficult. In working with me, you will gain an in-depth understanding of why you gained the weight, which will help you keep the pounds off indefinitely.

You Can Change Yourself For The Better

If you are struggling to shed those extra pounds or if you want to understand how your body works a little better, I can help. Please click here to schedule your appointment to see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals.