Medical Weight Management Clinic Q&A

Medical Weight Management Clinic Q&A

Metabolic weight management doctors are available at Metabolic Medical Centers for individuals who are trying to lose weight and are either struggling or want someone to help them lose weight permanently. Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in Mount Pleasant SC, Irmo SCWest Ashley SCMurrells Inlet SCColumbia SC, and Bluffton SC.

Medical Weight Management Clinic Near Me in Mount Pleasant SC, Irmo SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, and Bluffton SC
Medical Weight Management Clinic Near Me in Mount Pleasant SC, Irmo SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, and Bluffton SC

Table of Contents:

What is metabolic weight loss?
What does a medical weight management doctor do?
Is it worth seeing a doctor for weight loss?
Does metabolic weight loss really work?

What is metabolic weight loss?

The metabolic diet focuses on the way the body is metabolizing the food that is being ingested, as individuals with a faster metabolism are more likely to burn more fat. The main goal of the metabolic diet is to speed up the metabolization process and be more effective and efficient when burning fat. A metabolic diet also focuses on teaching the body to process healthier foods at a much faster rate.

The metabolic diet works to provide the body with more energy from the food you are eating. This is done by the body burning up the fat stores instead of the carbs which create energy. The body is then able to burn fat faster, resulting in weight loss.

The metabolic diet often is deemed similar to that of the process of ketosis, where the body is able to produce ketones, and the fat is then burned for energy instead of sugars. Many who are on the metabolic diet feel much more satisfied, and notice fewer cravings.

While there are different variations of the metabolic diet, the main focus of the metabolic diet is the metabolic factor, which works to boost the production of powerful fat-burning hormones within the body.

The metabolic diet follows a three-phase course for a more safe and more effective transition into the metabolic diet.

Phase one – focus on helping the body to stop storing fat. Works to lower stress and hormones while preparing the thyroid.

Phase two – targets the fat stores and starts to ready the body and build muscle. It also works to lower acidity levels within the body through the alkalizing process.

Phase three – is when the metabolism begins to speed up and burn more fat. The main focus is on consuming healthy fats and avoiding any saturated fats.

What does a medical weight management doctor do?

Before you begin the metabolic weight loss journey, our physicians will go through a metabolic weight loss intake assessment with you. The extensive evaluation will consist of:

• Weight, height, and body mass index, as well as waist measurements
• Complete medical review of your history including behavioral eating issues and diets
• Physical examination with a metabolic physician
• Prescriptions that are necessary for any medical tests and blood work
• Resting metabolic rate as well as the composition analysis

Our physician will review a few things with you in regards to starting the Metabolic Diet including:

Lifestyle changes
• Behavioral changes
Medically-supervised diet
• Management of your existing medications if any
• Prescription weight loss medications
• Nutrition counseling
• Customized eating plans
• Exercise guides
• Stress management
• Referrals to specialists if necessary

Is it worth seeing a doctor for weight loss?

If you are losing motivation, struggling to lose weight, or have attempted many times to lose weight and can’t or have continued to gain weight, visiting a doctor who specializes in weight loss will provide significant benefits rather than continuously trying to lose weight on your own.

While exercising and eating better may lead to some weight loss, it may not help you lose the significant amount you are wanting to lose. In this case, there may be other factors that are denying you to lose more weight than only blood work and other necessary tests can show.

Further to this, being overweight or obese can lead to developing many different conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and depression. The faster you are able to lose the extra weight, the sooner you will notice the chances of developing these conditions go down.

Does metabolic weight loss really work?

The Metabolic diet was designed to focus on:

• Fast Metabolism
• High metabolism
• Metabolism miracle
• And the MD diet factor

The metabolic diet emphasizes reducing your carbohydrate intake to help you lose weight safer, faster, and more effectively. If you are looking to lose weight in a safe manner, that will help you stay on track for weight loss long term, contact Metabolic Medical Centers today. We serve patients from Mount Pleasant SC, Irmo SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, Bluffton SC, Sullivans Island SC, Isle of Palms SC, Daniel Island SC, Charleston SC, James Island SC, North Charleston SC, Pawleys Island SC, Myrtle Beach SC, Hilton Head SC, and Hardeeville SC.

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  • 3608 Landmark Drive Suite E Columbia, SC 29204
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Mount Pleasant

  • 1973 Riviera Drive Suite 7 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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West Ashley

  • 1941 Savage Rd Suite 100F Charleston, SC 29407
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Murrells Inlet

  • 3955 Hwy 17 Bypass, Suite C, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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