You can most likely think of more than one reason to lose weight. The personal and health benefits of even moderate weight loss can be significant. From feeling better about your figure to preventing health problems, losing weight can benefit you in many ways.
However, lasting weight loss can be a real challenge. And that can be especially true if you don’t have the right method and the right support.
At Ross Bridge Medical Center in Hoover, Alabama, Madhav Devani, MD, and our team can help you reach your goals with a customized medical weight loss program. Our medical weight loss programs are effective, science-based, and can help you reach your ideal weight and stay there.
Why losing weight can be a challenge
While crash diets promise easy and quick results, they’re not usually healthy or effective over the long-run. You may have tried fad diets in the past, only to have the weight return after you stopped dieting. You might even weigh more now than you did before your first diet.
The reason this occurs is because these diets target one thing — such as carbs or sugar — and not your overall health. To lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off, you need to understand your body’s unique chemistry and dietary needs, and you also need to work on various aspects of your lifestyle.
Furthermore, with most diets, you go it alone. Trying to lose weight without the right support can be difficult. You need knowledgeable professionals who can give you the right information, be able to answer your questions, give you direction, and provide encouragement. Without these things, you could struggle to lose weight every time you try.
Helping you over your weight loss hurdles
Medical weight loss takes your body and mind into consideration. Your provider at Ross Bridge Medical Center works with you to put together a personalized weight loss plan you can succeed at, and they support you on every leg of your weight loss journey.
We help you understand the nutrition you need, and we set realistic diet and exercise goals. We also supervise your progress and make changes when needed. So, if you hit a plateau or fall back, we can adjust your diet and exercise plan to help you move forward.
We also track improvements in your lung function, heart rate, and blood pressure as you get in shape. We also monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. With a medical weight loss program, you can shed the pounds and reduce your risk of developing serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.
Furthermore, we may prescribe prescription medications to support your weight loss journey. For example, we may prescribe appetite suppressants, so you don’t overeat. And you can rest assured that if we prescribe prescription medications, Dr. Devani and our team will monitor your health to make sure you stay healthy and the medications stay effective.
If you want to lose weight, a medical weight loss program may be able to give you the help you need. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Ross Bridge Medical Center today.