When you’ve got a large amount of weight to lose, the impact on your body could be substantial. Following a diet and exercise plan published in a book or found online doesn’t consider your nutritional needs and physical condition.
Dr. Patel starts devising your weight loss plan with a review of your health. Medications may interfere with metabolism, so he’ll review what you’re taking and why, and factor that into your plan.
If it’s needed, you may have an electrocardiogram (EKG) to verify your heart health.
As a primary care provider, Dr. Patel uses his knowledge of and relationship with each patient to create plans to personalize every weight loss plan. By examining your medical history he is better prepared to help you achieve your weight loss goals. This is something generic diets can’t offer.
Simply stepping on a scale and measuring weight doesn’t give a true picture of weight loss progress, since blood chemistry may be changing in harmful ways. Medically supervised weight loss considers metabolism and body mass as measurables to monitor progress.
With office visits along the way, Dr. Patel can adjust and your plan to enhance your successes and lessen your difficulties.
There are so many ways to find instant gratification in today’s society, and fad diets capitalize on this by providing plans that offer unrealistic and, more importantly, unsustainable weight loss.
Some diets promote unhealthy and unbalanced eating habits and creating weight loss generated from water and lean muscle mass, not from fat.
Even when a diet offers a more reasonable rate of weight loss – one or two pounds a week is safe and sustainable – they may miss the mark on nutrition.
The other problem with diets is their duration. Going back to your old eating habits after the fad diet ends likely means you’ll put on those pounds again.
The concept of “diet” as a temporary change in eating habits is possibly the biggest reason for failure of the weight loss cycle.
Medical weight loss uses the word “diet” as everything we eat.
Changing your diet isn’t a two-week or two-month program. It’s about altering the foods you choose, the methods with which foods are prepared, and controlling portion sizes.
Matched to your personal needs and with ongoing support, medical weight loss through Medical Solution Center has a greater chance for success.
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