Medical Weight Loss Plans – Take Control of Excess Weight
Losing weight can be a challenge for anyone, but some people find it much more difficult than others. This is especially true of people who are significantly overweight or struggle with obesity. The more overweight you are, the more difficult losing weight becomes. Whether the excess weight is the result of a low metabolism, emotional attachment to food or simply poor diet and exercise, medical weight loss plans can be the perfect solution. Experts and patients agree that medically supervised weight loss is the most effective way to not only lose weight but to keep it off.
Get Off to a Healthy Start
With medical weight loss, your overall health is evaluated and any medical issues are addressed. Some health issues, if not properly managed, can mean the difference between better success and failure. This doesn’t mean that someone with a thyroid condition or type 2 diabetes can’t successfully lose weight. It simply means their particular weight loss plan needs to be tailored to their specific medical needs in order to maintain good health throughout their weight loss journey.
Sustained Weight Loss
Medical weight loss plans are not only a great way to lose weight – they also help to develop and instill good eating habits. These habits are the key to maintaining weight loss. Commercial diet plans such as Jenny Craig will typical provide initial success with individuals achieving some weight loss. However, studies have shown that after five years, as many as 40% of dieters gain back even more weight than they lost with these weight loss plans. This is because these plans lack a comprehensive, ongoing approach that includes medical supervision, individualized counseling, and education.
Truly successful weight loss plans are not “one size fits all.” With medical weight loss plans, your progress is monitored. If the plan you are following isn’t producing results, it is adjusted. Also, any medical issues are closely monitored to ensure your overall health throughout the process. Once you’ve lost a certain amount of weight, you may hit a plateau and weight loss may dwindle or even stop completely. In most cases, an adjustment to your plan is necessary to reignite weight loss. Monitoring and adapting your plan will help keep your weight loss on track and maximize your success.
Weight Loss Supplements
For some people, diet and exercise may not be enough and supplements may be needed. It is always recommended not to take any weight loss supplements without medical supervision, especially if you have other medical issues. A medical professional can determine which supplements would safely work with your weight loss plan and any prescription medications you may be taking. You may also benefit from a B-12 injection while on a medical weight loss plan. This can boost your metabolism during your weight loss journey, making it easier to stick to a regular exercise routine and keep a positive outlook about the process.
Vive Medical Weight Loss
Permanent lifestyle changes are key to the long-term success of medical weight loss. As with any change, the first step is the hardest part. Getting started on your weight loss journey must begin somewhere. At Vive Medical Weight Loss, that first step starts at your consultation. Dr. Pinto’s philosophy is to give you the jumpstart you need to achieve and then maintain a healthy weight.
Dr. Pinto has been serving as the National Medical Director of The Center for Medical Weight Loss since October of 2014. He is responsible for educating and training hundreds of doctors across the country. Dr. Pinto is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and follows the OBESITY ALGORITHM when designing programs for his patients.
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. Contact us today and we can take that first step together.