Medical Weight Loss Center Q&A

Medical Weight Loss Center Questions and Answers

Wondering if a medical weight loss center may be right for you? Find out how the professionals at Metabolic Medical Centers can help. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We have multiple locations to serve you in Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, Bluffton SC, and Nearby Areas!

Medical Weight Loss Center Near Me
Medical Weight Loss Center Near Me

What is a weight loss center?

A weight loss center is a clinic or medical environment where weight loss programs are designed and administered by physicians and other medical professionals. While there may be many places that claim to be weight loss centers in today’s market, many are not medically supervised or based in science or sound medical advice. At Metabolic Medical Centers, we employ the best, most up to date weight loss practices in a safe, medically supervised environment, with physicians and other licensed professionals overseeing each client’s unique personal plan. You can be sure that we provide a safe, comfortable environment for you and your needs.

What is the most effective way to lose weight?

There is a lot of conflicting information out there today about weight loss, as well as diet, nutrition and exercise. The truth is, there is no one magic method that works effectively for every single person wanting to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In general, in order to lose weight, your body must burn more calories than it takes in, or than it is used to taking in. This can be done through diet and exercise.

However, the most effective weight loss method depends on many factors, including: your age, gender, body type, family history, personal health history, lifestyle, and other health conditions or medications. At Metabolic Medical Centers, we understand and believe that there needs to be a holistic, multifaceted approach to weight loss that takes into account a full lifestyle change, from changes in diet and exercise, to altering your approach to food and metabolism. We also offer supplements, like protein shakes or other healthy snacks, to help you along your weight loss journey, as well as continued support and monitoring, so you can be sure your approach is working, and we can adjust it as necessary.

How can a doctor help you lose weight?

A doctor can help you lose weight firstly because under the supervision of a physician, weight loss can be conducted in a safe, realistic way. It can be dangerous to begin a new diet, weight loss or exercise program without first consulting with a physician that knows your personal health history, and your needs and goals. When you work with physicians and professionals like the ones at Metabolic Medical Centers, you can be sure you are getting safe, up to date information and programming that is based in science, and focused on realistic, long-term results.

Is medical weight loss effective?

Conducted under the right circumstances and with a physician or team of professionals, medical weight loss can be very effective. While many diets or weight loss plans on the market today promise quick, dramatic weight loss, those results are often short term and don’t last, or don’t encourage a long-term shift to a healthier lifestyle. With medical weight loss, the programming is designed to help you keep weight off, and maintain the beneficial results of a healthy lifestyle, one that will make you feel better overall, rather than just give the instant satisfaction of dramatic weight loss.

By taking into account your unique, specific health history, as well as what approach works best for your body, the programs at Metabolic Medical Centers are designed to be as effective and realistic as possible. We help you understand how to make changes in your life that not only will allow you to lose weight, but will positively impact your health overall. Our programs involve consistent support and monitoring, so you can track your progress in a safe, comfortable environment, which also helps motivate you to keep going. With a suite of professionals to offer consistent, science-based advice and best practices, the medical weight loss programs at our Centers are based on quality, long-term results.

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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 North, Suite C, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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