Our Weight Control Program
Our physician provides comprehensive weight management and weight control programs that are tailor-made to provide you with optimum results. Weight management is often complex, which is why our doctor does not offer a one-size-fits-all program. Instead, our physician provides individualized programs comprising of nutritional, exercise, and behavioral components.
Being at a healthy weight reduces your risk for health problems. These problems include:
- Heart disease
- Type II diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
For most people, a healthy weight is defined by their body mass index (BMI), a simple calculation based on a person’s height and weight. Waist size is another reliable indicator of overall health. However, maintaining a healthy weight is only part of the equation, as good nutrition and regular exercise are also critical for good health.
Comprehensive Health Assessment
A comprehensive assessment is necessary to assess your overall health. We will want to check your weight and your height and measure your waistline.
We will evaluate your medical history and may order diagnostic tests or will refer you to other specialists based on this information. Sometimes certain health conditions can make weight management tricky.
Potential conditions include:
- Thyroid disorders
- Insulin resistance
- Adrenal fatigue
Identifying and correcting these disorders could help you on your path to successful weight control.
Your psychological well-being and your mobility are assessed as it is important to consider the full impact on your overall health. We aim to understand each patient thoroughly so we can determine the reasons why someone may have gained weight and barriers that may affect their ability to lose and manage their weight successfully.
Weight Management Program
Using the information collected during your initial assessment, we can develop a program that will help you to learn the skills required for successful weight control, and which will hopefully stay with you for life.
Weight management is about far more than merely reducing the number on the scale, and success is measured in improvements in overall health and well-being. The many patients, even modest weight losses, can lead to significant improvements to their general health.
Additional Therapies to Help with Weight Control
In addition to seeing our physician, we may suggest other therapies such as nutritional counseling and individual or group therapy counseling sessions.
Nutritional counseling can help you to create healthy eating habits, providing you with personalized meal plans, and advising you of the need for any supplements.
Individual or group therapy counseling can help you to gain and maintain a healthy relationship with food, so you can discover why you make unhealthy choices or why you may have developed unhealthy behaviors and how to overcome these issues.
Physical activity isn’t necessarily important for weight loss, but it can help you to manage your weight more successfully, and of course, it is excellent for your general health. If you do not currently exercise, we can suggest ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily life safely.