Medically Supervised Weight Loss Questions and Answers
Medically supervised weight loss comes with many benefits. Read our Q and A page for more information or call our clinic today to speak with one of our weight loss specialists. We serve patients from Bluffton SC, Columbia SC, Murrells Inlet SC, West Ashley SC, Mount Pleasant SC, Wando SC, Ashleyville SC, Garden City SC, Cayce SC and Okatie SC.
Medically supervised weight loss programs are among the most effective weight loss plans available. Due to their astounding results, these programs have found great success. These programs garner positive results by taking an individualized approach to weight loss for each client, as each person has unique needs. Another aspect of their success is the ongoing support and encouragement from the medical professional, helping people stick to the program until their desired results have been achieved.
Which part of the body loses fat first?
Losing weight is mostly an internal process. The first place you will lose fat is the hard fat that surrounds your organs like kidneys and liver. After this, you will then start to lose soft fat like waistline and thigh fat. Losing fat from around the organs makes you healthier and stronger.
In what order does fat leave the body?
When you change your diet to lose weight, you take in fewer calories than your body needs. Your body turns to fat reserves for energy because of this deficit. Your body disposes of fat through a series of complex metabolic pathways.
The byproducts of fat metabolism leave your body:
- As sweat through your skin
- As water through your kidneys when you urinate
- As carbon dioxide through your lungs when you exhale
The breaking down of fat liberates energy for physical activity and biological functions. It also produces heat, which helps keep body temperatures in balance.
How can you tell you are losing fat?
There are many signs to look for when trying to determine fat loss, including:
You feel better — Losing fat has a whole host of health benefits, and they are noticeable in day to day life.
You are hungry throughout the day — This happens when you increase your metabolism and is especially noticeable when you stop skipping meals, as when you skip a meal, you are lowering your metabolism and your body will more easily store fat for energy.
Your clothes are looser — Even if the scale hasn’t changed, your clothes fitting more loosely is a sign that you are losing weight.
Your mood has improved — Weight loss has many positive mental and emotional aspects, so when you do start losing weight, not only will you be able to see the difference, you’ll be able to feel it.
Your chronic pain improves — On top of all of the other health benefits associated with weight loss, chronic pain will often improve, offering you relief and a great figure.
Where do you gain weight first?
When it comes to weight gain, everyone is different. Some people may notice an accumulation of fat in the waistline, while others may notice it in the face or breasts. Age has a significant impact on where weight will accumulate first, and many middle-aged men and women notice it around the midsection.
How much weight do you need to lose to notice a difference?
Losing approximately 5 to 10% of your overall body mass will create a noticeable difference. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, 5% would be 10 pounds, which will present itself physically over your body.
What is the hardest place to lose fat?
The most stubborn areas of body fat are typically on the hips, stomach and thighs. These areas usually have more fat accumulation and therefore will be more difficult to lose.
If you or someone you know is trying to lose weight but hasn’t seen much success with diet and exercise, come to Metabolic Medical Centers today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in weight loss and can help you reach your goals. For more information on our weight loss programs, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with one of our weight loss specialists, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.