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What's Included in A Medical Weight Loss Program?

What's Included in A Medical Weight Loss Program?

Are you struggling to lose weight and keep it off? You’re not alone. More than 70% of men and women in the United States are overweight or obese. Fad diets and temporary solutions almost never result in meaningful weight loss in the long run. Expert guidance and support in adopting healthy habits for life are proven strategies for permanent weight loss.

Medically supervised weight loss programs help you lose weight safely and permanently through adopting a lasting change in eating habits and behavior. The team at De Silva Medical in Antelope Valley and Palmdale, California, focuses on the root causes that stand in the way of long-term weight loss. 

Our team can help you reach your weight loss goals so that you slim down, and keep it off for good. Keep reading to learn more about medical weight loss and how our programs can help you reach your wellness goals.

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss removes the guesswork and provides the tools, resources, support, and expertise necessary for lasting weight loss. If you stick with a diet temporarily, you may lose weight. However, most people who lose weight using DIY diets regain the weight and then some. That’s because a return to previous eating habits and behaviors will nearly always result in gaining the weight back.

Adopting habits and behaviors that last a lifetime are key to long-term weight loss. That’s where medical weight loss comes in. 

How does medical weight loss work?

Unlike DIY diets, medical weight loss is completely customized for your unique needs. Our team uses metabolic and hormone testing to gain insight into how your body manages energy, and to detect any abnormalities that may undermine your weight loss efforts. 

Conditions such as low thyroid function can make it difficult to lose weight. If your lab results indicate a hormonal imbalance, we will discuss treatment with you. Optimizing metabolic and hormone function can help your body use energy efficiently, and supports weight management. 

Based on the results of your thorough evaluation, our team creates a customized weight loss plan to help you reach your weight loss goals and maintain your weight loss permanently. This type of program is proven to help women and men lose weight, even if they’ve tried to lose weight on their own without success. 

Support every step of the way

Our medical weight loss programs include dedicated support to help you reach your weight loss goals. We will work with you to keep you on track and monitor your progress, making tweaks when necessary.

Our team will help you set realistic goals and provide you with the tools and resources to succeed. 

Nutrition education

Learning to make healthy food choices is paramount to permanently changing your eating habits. Nutrition education is an integral part of every medical weight loss program. Patients learn how to choose nutrient-dense foods, and how to make them tasty so that you feel full and satisfied. 

You’ll learn to identify hidden sources of added sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats, and how to replace your favorite indulgences with healthier, more nutritious options. The valuable information and education you receive will keep you on track during social events, holidays, travel, and beyond. 

Customized fitness plans

Exercise is not only vital to your overall health, getting enough of the right physical activity will go a long way in helping you reach and maintain your weight loss goals. Exercise boosts metabolism and improves body composition. Building strength and increasing lean mass helps to maximize your weight loss efforts. 

Chronic disease management

Managing chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes helps you stay on the path to success. Having a chronic disease increases your risk for health complications and depending on the condition, may hinder weight loss if left untreated.

Lose weight for life

Our doctor-supervised weight loss programs use proven strategies and techniques to help you meet and maintain your weight loss goals, and feel your best as you do it. If you’re ready to change your body and change your life, reach out to our knowledgeable and friendly staff by calling to schedule an appointment or requesting an appointment online at De Silva Medical.

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