Weight Management & Nutrition
Annual check-ups and well-woman visits will catch issues before they become problems.
We help you develop the skills for planning and preparing balanced meals that meet your dietary goals.
We examine the link between nutrition and various health conditions.
We focus on promoting positive behavior changes that help to adopt healthier eating habits.
Medically supervised weight loss programs are structured weight management plans that are overseen by healthcare professionals, typically doctors, registered dietitians, and other qualified medical personnel. These programs are designed to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to weight loss, considering an individual's unique needs, medical history, and goals.
First step: a medical assessment and personalized plan are created.
The process usually begins with a thorough medical evaluation, including a review of your medical history, physical examination, and possibly laboratory tests. This assessment helps identify any underlying health conditions that may impact your weight loss journey.
Based on the medical assessment, healthcare professionals develop an individualized weight loss plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan takes into account factors such as your current weight, body composition, metabolism, dietary preferences, and any existing medical conditions.
Next: Nutritional guidance and Behavior modification.
Medically supervised weight loss programs focus on providing guidance and education about proper nutrition. Registered dietitians or nutritionists work with you to create a balanced and calorie-controlled meal plan that meets your nutritional requirements while promoting weight loss.
Successful weight loss often requires addressing unhealthy habits and adopting new behaviors. Healthcare professionals help you identify and modify behaviors related to eating, physical activity, stress management, and sleep patterns. They may provide counseling or refer you to additional support services as needed.
Followed by: regular monitoring and exercise guidance.
Monitoring progress is a crucial component of medically supervised weight loss. You will have regular check-ins with your healthcare provider to track your weight, body measurements, and overall health. These appointments allow adjustments to be made to your plan based on your progress and any potential challenges encountered.
Physical activity plays a vital role in weight loss and overall health. Healthcare professionals can provide recommendations on suitable exercise routines, taking into consideration your fitness level, any physical limitations, and personal preferences. They may also refer you to exercise specialists or physical therapists if necessary.
And Lastly: Medication or supplement consideration and long-term support.
In some cases, healthcare providers may prescribe weight loss medications or recommend dietary supplements to support your weight loss efforts. These interventions are typically used alongside lifestyle modifications and closely monitored for safety and efficacy.
Medically supervised weight loss programs often focus on sustainable lifestyle changes rather than short-term solutions. They aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain your weight loss and manage your overall health in the long run. Ongoing support, such as group sessions, individual counseling, or access to online resources, may be provided to help you sustain your progress.