Why is it essential to achieve a healthy weight?
You don’t have to be supermodel skinny, but losing excess pounds if you’re overweight or obese improves your overall health. The farther away you are from a healthy weight, the higher your risk of chronic conditions, including:
- Heart disease, heart attack, and stroke
- Sleep apnea
What causes weight gain?
Most adults between the ages of 18 and 49 tend to gain one to two pounds every year, but this isn’t an inevitability of aging. Your diet plays a significant role in weight gain as does physical activity. If you tend to move less due to job restrictions, physical limitations, and lifestyle, you may put on weight.
Poor sleep habits can also contribute to weight gain. Your genes do play a role in weight gain. For instance, some people are genetically predisposed to store fat around their bellies or to gain weight more readily.
How does medical support help with weight loss?
At Family Practice and Acute Care of Sandhills and North Carolina Center for Weight Loss Management, the teams offer nutritional guidance as well as structured diet plans. The providers help keep you accountable and monitor your progress.
You also receive support for how to increase your physical activity levels, reduce stress, and improve your lifestyle to support weight-loss efforts. Your metabolism and body composition, specifically your percentage of body fat, are used as indicators of your weight-loss progress.
You also receive fat-burning injections and FDA-approved appetite suppressants. Prescription grade supplements complement your efforts to lose weight, too.
Who is a good candidate for medical weight loss?
Our team can help determine if you’re a good candidate for medically supported weight loss. He reviews your health and family history as well as your current condition.
If you’re experiencing a weight-related health condition, such as sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, you will benefit from the diet program and the support of the medical team as you lose weight. You may also help from medically supported weight loss if you’re preparing for weight-loss surgery or are looking to maintain your weight after weight-loss surgery.
For more information about medically-supported weight-loss programs, call one of the offices or book a consultation online.