Medical Weight loss Specialist Doctor Questions and Answers
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What is the most effective way to lose weight?
When you’re looking to lose weight, it’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there. Not only are there tons of information readily available, but some of it is conflicting, and much of it isn’t based in current science, or the best available information vetted by physicians and other medical professionals. Furthermore, each day there seems to be a new product, diet, or magical “treatment” that is marketed to be the one, simple thing you need to lose weight; usually a dramatic amount of weight over a very short period of time.
The vast majority of the time, these one-note products or pieces of advice are wrong, and in some cases even potentially dangerous. While it’s not the most exciting or interesting thing to hear, the truth is, the most effective way to lose weight is by taking a holistic, multifaceted approach that includes lifestyle changes, and a healthier approach to food and exercise. This is our belief at Metabolic Medical Centers, including the fact that a weight loss program should be designed and monitored by a licensed medical professional, in order to be truly effective and provide results long term.
How can a doctor help you lose weight?
First and foremost, a doctor or licensed medical professional should be a key part of any weight loss program. Not only will a doctor be able to ensure you lose weight safely, but specialists like the ones at Metabolic Medical Centers can take into account your full personal history, including factors like age, gender, body type, and lifestyle. This will help them design a weight loss program that is tailored to you, and that will be most effective based on these unique factors. A doctor can also vet the best available nutrition and weight loss advice and products, and see what would work for you, as well as monitor you throughout your weight loss journey to see what’s working best, and what may need to be altered to achieve better results.
Is this form of weight loss effective?
Yes. At Metabolic Medical Centers, we believe our weight loss programs are effective not only because they can deliver the results you’re looking for, but because we design our programs in a way that encourages long-term health and a lifestyle change that will maximize the benefit of your weight loss.
We have some clients who lose 50 or more pounds, and are able to maintain that weight loss over time. We also have programs and approaches that help clients lose just 10 or 15 pounds; clients who need some extra help to get some weight off, and want to learn how to keep it off and maintain the lifestyle changes that we recommend and help them implement. Our programs are effective because they are based in science, not the latest fad that promises quick, easy results. We take a multifaceted approach that includes changes in behaviour around your diet and exercise, products and supplements that are safe and helpful, as well as counselling and consulting to give you the continued support you need.
Is medical weight loss safe?
Not all medical weight loss programs are created equal, and some, if they’re not supervised by physicians or other medical professionals, can potentially be unsafe. We can assure you that our programs at Metabolic Medical Centers are designed and administered by doctors and other licensed professionals specializing in weight loss, so they are safe and effective. We promise to provide a safe, comfortable environment, where your personal health history is taken into consideration, and where we will monitor you throughout your journey to ensure your weight loss is done safely and over the right amount of time. We can be there to monitor and adjust your plan as necessary, and to help you cope with any health impacts that may come up.