Medically Supervised Weight Loss: Is it For You?

For many, weight loss isn’t just a once-in-a-lifetime thing — it’s a lifelong struggle. With all of the fad diets, conflicting information on the internet, and deceitful marketing in grocery stores today, it can be discouraging to start a new weight loss initiative.

Often, people who struggle consistently with losing weight and/or keeping it off do so because they start a diet that’s unsustainable for their lifestyle. Trying to fit your life into the rigid shake-snack-workout schedule that some diets provide, or tracking every single calorie in and calorie out isn’t something that you should have to do for the rest of your life. Many people who start these diets find the pounds creeping back on soon after they cancel their subscriptions and go back to their normal routine.

Believe it or not, the key to long-term weight loss has nothing to do with counting calories or fitting yourself into a one-size-fits-all diet plan. Long-term weight loss is a side effect of focusing on improving your health. By working with a nutritionist to assess your lifestyle and create a plan that is customized to your specific body and habits, you can lose weight and feel better for the long haul.

Lose Weight With a Medically Supervised Program

Rather than engaging in the constant weight loss battle, there is a way to lose weight that will get you the results you’re looking for: medically supervised programs for weight loss.

Medically supervised programs for weight loss typically include consultations with a doctor or nurse practitioner who monitor your health to ensure that the plan you are engaging in is healthy and safe for your specific body and health needs. These doctors can clear you for things like FDA-approved appetite suppressants and fat burning injections that can assist you as you start out on your program.

At Advanced Wellness, we take it a step further. We believe that the true key to healthy, sustained weight loss is empowering people with education. Diets can work while you’re on them, but unless you’re armed with the knowledge you need to navigate the endless sea of food choices, your results may be short-lived. That’s why, in addition to the typical services a weight loss doctor offers in a medically supervised weight loss program, we’ve built in a curriculum of classes and one-on-one nutritional counseling to ensure our patients lose weight and keep it off.

What Can A Weight Loss Doctor Do?

When you enroll in a medically supervised weight management program at Advanced Wellness, our medical team and nutritionists will partner up to:

  • Record your weight, measurements, and BMI
  • Collect your health history
  • Discuss your weight loss and wellness goals
  • Take blood work to see how your body is operating
  • Review any supplements you are taking and what your current daily diet and activity level looks like

Depending on the findings in this initial phase, they may also suggest further testing, such as micronutrient testing, food sensitivity testing, or hormone panels to determine any other factors that may be interfering with your weight loss.

Program For Losing Weight- Step By Step, Pound By Pound

After getting your general health history and determining where you are looking to go in terms of your goal, a program for losing weight will frequently take the next few steps to achieve your target weight. It will likely consist of:

1 – The Education You Need to Make and Maintain a Lifestyle Change

Our curriculum of 8 rotating classes ensures that you are empowered with education. By learning core nutritional concepts about how to truly balance your diet, what to eat to fuel your body, and how to really determine which foods are healthy and which simply utilize clever marketing, you’ll be equipped to go out in the world and make smart decisions. You’ll also walk away with tips on meal prepping, grocery shopping, and exercise.

2- Provide Nutritional Guidance

Depending on their findings in your consultation, your nutritionist will develop a meal plan that is catered to your specific needs and tastes. This plan gives you guidance and structure, two key components of sticking to any weight loss plan.

3- Review Supplements

Your nutritionist will recommend supplements based on your body’s needs. There are a ton to choose from, and they will counsel you on which ones would help balance your personal body chemistry to create an environment best suited for weight loss. Going beyond just weight loss, these supplements can help your body function better as a whole and can leave you feeling better and having more energy.

4- Extra Tools

Don’t be surprised if your weight loss program consists of appetite suppressants. Under a medical practitioner’s care, these suppressants can be very powerful and helpful in getting you to that target goal weight. Depending on the plan recommended for you, you may also receive a Fitbit or Nutribullet that can help you on your journey. If you have other health issues like diabetes, autoimmune conditions, celiac’s disease, or food sensitivities, you may be a candidate for our Functional Medicine program, which helps people manage their system while managing their weight.

If you are looking for a lifestyle change but don’t know where to start, our medically supervised weight loss program may be right for you. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds and achieve a higher level of health.

To get started, call us at 732-431-2155 or click here to request your free consultation.

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