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Understanding Weight Gain and Weight Loss

Understand Weight Gain and Weight Loss at Metabolic Medical Centers

Our team of professionals and our doctors are here to assist you so you can reach your goal. We are committed to giving you the best service. 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.

Weight Loss and Weight Gain

It’s important to have a clear understanding of the reasons for weight loss and weight gain. There are two major reasons for the increase in obesity in the United States. The first thing that is to blame is processed foods. So much of what is available in the grocery store is processed. By processed foods, we are referring to anything made out of flour including enriched wheat flour. When you eat bread, pasta, and breakfast cereals, your body digests those very quickly and your blood sugar rises rapidly. When your blood sugar rises, you produce insulin and insulin prevents you from losing weight.

The second reason for weight gain is starchy vegetables and grains. The main ones are potatoes, corn, and rice. Weight loss and weight gain can be directly correlated to what we consume daily. If you eat excessive amounts of potatoes, corn, and rice products, your blood sugar rises and produces insulin. Insulin prevents you from losing weight. These starchy foods will make it impossible to lose weight. You must eat from food groups that do not affect your blood sugar so dramatically.

At Metabolic Medical Centers we will help you understand what happens when you consume certain things. When you understand weight loss and weight gain you become an all-around healthier person. Avoid processed foods and starchy vegetables and watch your health improve. The goal is to help you have a clearer understanding so that you can lose weight fast and keep it off permanently.

One of the biggest reasons you will lose weight is because of our medical weight loss doctors.

Once you make the decision to lose weight, our weight loss doctors can begin to determine exactly what will work best for you. There is often times a logical medical reason why the weight is not coming off. Understanding test results, family medical history, current prescription medications, and lifestyle conditions greatly increase everyone’s opportunity for healthy, long-term weight loss. Our dedicated metabolic doctors will make it happen for you!

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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Our Locations



  • 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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