Trimming your waistline is no easy feat, even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. At Metabolic Medical Center, we realize this, and have created several different programs to help people with many different weight problems. With our medical weight loss programs, it will be easier to stay on track and achieve your weight loss goals.
What type of doctor should you see for weight loss?
Bariatric Surgeons — Bariatric surgery is an option available to certain overweight and obese people who meet specific criteria. A bariatric surgeon who specializes in these procedures may be able to help you.
Endocrinologists — If you have an excess amount of weight, the good news is there are treatments available to help you tackle the problem. Endocrinologists are specialists in how the body converts food to energy and how glands and hormones work. Certain endocrinologists specialize in the treatment of obesity and other metabolic disorders.
How do I ask my doctor to lose weight?
Start the conversation by explaining that you want to lose weight when you first see your doctor for weight loss. Your healthcare professional may take it from there and offer suggestions for diet programs or exercise plans to follow. However, if they do not, ask these questions to get the information you need:
Should I lose weight? Your healthcare professional may give you a quick answer or they may take some time to calculate your BMI.
Am I healthy enough to diet? Your physician may ask you to wait until your condition has stabilized to start a diet or exercise program if you have been undergoing health changes.
How much weight should I lose? The answer to this question may depend on how much weight you want to lose, but it’s possible that your physician will have a recommendation as well.
Does my weight affect my health? There are some conditions like type 2 diabetes or hypertension that may improve if you lose weight.
How will my health improve if I start losing weight? Knowing the answer to this question may provide you with motivation when you hit a weight loss plateau or when you lack the energy to continue with your program.
Can I take a weight loss medication? Before you go on medication, your doctor will probably want you to try safer, more common methods of weight loss.
How much weight do I need to lose to see a benefit in my health? In many cases, just a small amount of weight loss can have a significant impact on your health.
Am I healthy enough for vigorous physical activity? Make sure you are healthy enough for both cardiovascular and strength workouts. You may want to write them down so that you remember them after you leave the office if your doctor provides limitations.
Does Medical Weight Loss Really Work?
Metabolic Medical Center touts personalization as a big part of its strategy. While it’s unclear how much plans really differ from person to person, a tailored weight-loss plan is certainly more likely to be effective than a one-size-fits-all approach. And the weekly check-ins allow for additional adjustments and more support than many other plans offer.
Many low-carb diets use a phased approach, and Metabolic Medical Center is no different. In this way, followers can begin to determine how carbohydrates affect their weight and narrow in on a proportion that works for them. It also may be easier to comply with a phased diet because the initial, very restrictive period is not too long. If you like the idea of a structured, supervised eating plan, this might be an option for you.
If you or someone you know is struggling with obesity, we are here to help! At Metabolic Medical Center, we have trained professionals to help find the right program for you so you can start losing weight today! Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!