Medical weight loss is the process of losing weight with the help and guidance of a qualified team consisting of a doctor, fitness advisor, and a diet and nutrition expert.
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The doctor and staff uses their knowledge and medical experience to help the individual attempting to lose weight to create a realistic plan that meets their unique circumstances.
Here are the primary components to medical weight loss:
The doctor will meet with you to learn more about you and your goals.
During this initial consultation, the doctor will discuss your ideal weight and work with you to create a plan that will help you to meet your goals, while also working with your lifestyle.
This initial consultation will provide you with the opportunity to get to know your doctor and provide the doctor with the information necessary to help you.
Changing behaviors is the best way to lose weight. Essentially, extra weight is stored energy that the body is saving as fat tissue.
Weight is gained when there is more energy being taken in through food than is being expended through activity.
Weight is lost when more energy is used during activity than is taken in through food.
The key behaviors that influence weight loss are eating foods that are lower in energy and having a higher level of activity.
Diet & Nutrition
Energy in food is typically measured in calories.
During a medical weight loss treatment, your doctor will create a diet plan for weight loss that includes foods lower in calories.
Calories from different sources will also affect how you gain or lose weight, and your doctor will be able to walk you through some of the different diets that are used for weight loss, such high protein diets, low carbohydrate diets, and intermittent fasting.
Your doctor will help recommend a healthy diet plan that includes foods that promote weight loss and eating schedules that help your body to burn more of the energy that you get through eating.
Exercise is very important when losing weight. Extra activity helps your body to burn the energy that it is storing as fat and helps your body to more effectively use energy from the food that you eat.
Your doctor can recommend various workouts to lose weight and find weight loss exercises that best work with your desired lifestyle.
Behavioral changes are most effective when they are individualized to meet your unique lifestyle and personality. By following a medical weight loss plan created by your doctor that incorporates exercise and healthy foods to lose weight, you will have a plan that is optimized for your specific lifestyle and needs.
Weight Loss Medications
Weight loss medication may be prescribed by your doctor to help complement the weight loss diet or exercises that he or she recommends.
Weight loss medications can help your body to burn extra energy; however, there are some potential negative side effects that can be caused by these medications.
Because of these side effects, these medications will typically be used to complement other weight loss behaviors and will not be the only method of weight loss used.
Your doctor will monitor you carefully if you are using these medications to ensure you are healthy while taking them.