Medical Weight Loss – Health Benefits and Beyond
If you’re struggling with excess weight, you probably already realize it is affecting your health. You may have less energy, more aches, and pains or just don’t feel as good as you did before the weight gain. The desire to feel better is sufficient motivation to lose the weight for some people. Others, especially those with obesity issues, may need a little extra help. Supervised medical weight loss can help provide the motivation you need, numerous health benefits and can even enhance your lifestyle.
Motivation and Support
Trying to lose weight on your own can be tough. Supervised medical weight loss can make the process easier, making sure you get started off on the right foot while providing the encouragement and support needed to achieve your desired weight loss. A medical professional will tailor your weight loss plan to your specific needs, including any health issues or lifestyle restraints you may have.
For example, if you are a diabetic, they will provide you with a meal plan that will not only help you lose weight but keep your blood sugar levels regulated as well. They will also help you set realistic goals to fit your lifestyle. By ensuring each goal is attainable, success is almost inevitable and that success can fuel your determination to reach the next goal. In the event you slip up or become discouraged, your medical professional will be able to provide the support needed to get you back on track.
People often think that they won’t see any improvement in their health until they reach their ideal weight. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You will reap health benefits throughout your entire weight loss journey. Some studies show that even losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight loss can improve your overall health. That means if you weight 300 pounds, you could see positive changes in your health after only losing 15 to 30 pounds. Those changes could include:
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Improved blood sugar levels
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Decreased risk of stroke or heart disease
- Decreased joint or back pain
- Improved mobility
- Decreased risk of certain cancers
- Decreased risk or improvement of osteoarthritis
- Decreased risk or improvement of sleep apnea
Your medical professional can explain the specific health benefit you can expect as a result of your weight loss, from reduced risk of disease to the decrease or even elimination of certain medications you are taking.
The benefits of weight loss go well beyond just improving your health. They extend to almost every area of your life and will become evident throughout your weight loss journey as well. These lifestyle changes could include:
- Greater confidence
- Improved body image
- Better sleep
- Increase energy and vitality
- Increased intimacy
- Decreased stress
- More positive mood
- More active social life
The changes you experience may vary but losing those extra pounds will undoubtedly have a positive effect on your overall lifestyle.
Reap the Rewards of Medical Weight Loss
If you’ve struggled to lose weight on your own without attaining your desired results, it may be time to try a different approach. Medically supervised weight loss programs are designed to create long-lasting results by teaching you life-changing skills that can help you maintain your weight once you reach your goal.
Ready to make a change in your life and think a medically supervised weight loss plan might be right for you? At Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, your journey will begin with your consultation. Dr. Pinto’s philosophy is to give you the jumpstart you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Vive is proud partners with The Center for Medical Weight Loss, the largest network of physicians specializing in weight loss in the country. Using evidence-based weight loss programs, your success is inevitable. Don’t wait any longer to get started on your medical weight loss plan. Schedule your consultation today!