Modified Medical Weight Loss Program Questions and Answers
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How do the Modified Medical Weight Loss Programs work?
Modified Medical Weight Loss programs work in much the same way as any other medical weight loss program in that it is uniquely tailored to the individual participant. A Modified Medical Weight Loss program will incorporate a controlled calorie diet utilizing all of the food groups. We will provide you with the details of your calorie distribution in order to maximize loss of fat while retaining muscle mass and controlling the appetite. You will still have a regular check in with the doctor to make sure you are on track with your overall your health and well-being, as well as your weight loss.
Are medically supervised weight loss programs helpful for losing weight?
Yes, medically supervised weight loss programs are extremely helpful for losing weight. Not only that, but individuals who follow a medically supervised weight loss program are more likely to keep the weight off for the long term unlike people who follow fad diets or extreme exercise programs. The difference is that a medically supervised program is exactly that – a program. It isn’t just about one aspect of weight loss such as diet or exercise, it is a comprehensive program that looks at all aspects of weight loss, including your overall health, your lifestyle, sleep habits, age, stress management and your mental health. These are all factors that can contribute to a person’s ability to lose weight, as well causes many people’s weights gain. By taking a holistic approach to your weight loss through a team of trained medical professionals, you will not only get a program built to be uniquely tailored to you and your weight loss goals, but you will also learn healthy habits that you can take with you after your program concludes to ensure you keep the weight off for years to come.
What is the ideal weight to lose in one month?
Every person is going to have a uniquely different number here based on their weight loss goal and their starting point for how much weight they have to lose. Unfortunately, reality TV shows have shown us that we can lose 20+ pounds in a week, which is not realistic for the average person, and it certainly is not healthy. Your doctor will work with you and your unique goals to help you understand what you can expect to see on a weekly, biweekly, monthly basis, or whatever frequency you agree on for doing check ins for your progress. In many cases, the recommended weight loss on a weekly basis is less than five pounds. Again, that will vary based on your starting weight and your current health, but anything more than five pounds per week is pushing close to a dangerous weight loss zone. In most cases, people on a weight loss program should expect to only see a decrease of 1-2 pounds per week, or up to approximately 8 pounds in a month at the most. This is also where consulting with your doctor on a regular basis will come in handy as they can help you through the mental aspect of this as it can seem discouraging if you have a large amount of weight to lose.
How much weight can you lose with a medical weight loss program?
A medical weight loss plan can help you lose as much weight as you need in order to be healthy. Your doctor will work with you to understand your goals for your weight loss and provide you with any feedback on the reality of reaching that goal. Many factors contribute to weight loss and each person has an ideal weight for their body type. This can be based on their age, height, genetics, bone structure, activity level and overall health. We tend to get hung up on the number on our bathroom scale, even though that number isn’t a true indicator of our overall health. Your weight loss team is going to focus on your overall health and getting you to that point. Working with them will help you to understand what it means to be healthy and how that isn’t tied to a specific number, whether it be a number on the scale, a clothing size or a body measurement like your waist or hips. What is most important is your health and how you feel, as well as how your body is functioning on the inside.
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