So, what is medical weight loss? Before discussing what it is, it probably makes sense to start with what it is not. medical weight loss is NOT surgery or diet pills. It is physician-directed weight management based on medical scientific principles that target the root causes of obesity and weight gain to achieve and sustain a healthy weight in the long-term.
The tools that medical weight loss physicians use to help you manage your weight are very different from what you find with commercial programs. Firstly, medical weight loss doctors use your metabolism and body composition (mainly fat percentage) as true indicators of weight loss progress. Secondly, they can prescribe safe, low-calorie diets that are specifically designed to help you lose wright while breaking the cycle of food addiction. And should you choose, your doctor can also prescribe an appetite suppressant for you. Finally, medical weight loss doctors have the ability to view your weight loss and maintenance within the context of your total health profile. If you have a condition that requires medication that may be interfering with your weight loss efforts, your medical weight loss doctor can consult with your primary care physician to prescribe a safe, effective alternative to lift those barriers.
While we provide a core program structure, it is important to know that no two plans are alike. Because you are unique with your own personal physical and motivational characteristics, your personalized plan will not be that same as anyone else’s plan. That is why the program works: because it has YOU at the center.
The structure of the program consists of three phases: Quick Start, Transition, and Maintenance. Within each phase there are four basic areas: food, exercise, behavioral counseling, and prescription medication.
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