Losing weight is only half the journey – the other half is actually maintaining your new weight. Many people lose weight but then slip back into their old habits, and regain all the weight that they lost.
The best way to avoid this weight-loss merry-go-round is to follow a medically supervised weight loss program. Imagine having a physician at your side throughout your weight loss journey, giving you a diet and exercise regimen that you will actually enjoy following, and also enjoy checking yourself on the scale. The doctor will continue to follow your progress even after you have reached your target weight, and this provides even more motivation to stay on track.
How Does a Doctor’s Weight Loss Program Work?
Medically supervised weight loss involves several steps that make the program unique to your body and your lifestyle, including the following:
Undergoing a Thorough Medical Evaluation
Trying to lose weight by crash dieting will just set you up for disappointment. Even if your best friend lost weight by following a certain diet doesn’t mean it will work for your body, because everyone is different.
That is why medically supervised weight loss programs have such excellent results because they are individually crafted by a doctor based on the results of a thorough review of your medical history and a medical evaluation. This includes a body composition analysis and functional tests to reveal physiological and biochemical imbalances. Unlike diets that claim to work for “everyone,” yours will be based on scientific evidence and on your own preferences.
Getting on a Highly Individualized Program
Many people associate weight loss programs with limitations and boredom. However, a medically supervised weight loss program is customized for you, tailored to your individual needs.
Your diet doctor will devise meal plans that are delicious while fulfilling your nutritional needs. You will learn how to choose foods and snacks you like that are also nutritious rather than always reaching for the corn chips!
You will also be encouraged to start exercising in a way you enjoy – perhaps walking, cycling, pickleball, tennis, golf, or swimming – something that will pique your interest and keep you on the right path to optimum health and wellness. The doctor can also recommend other strategies to keep things interesting.
Implementing Healthy Habits into Your Lifestyle
Patients who are on a medically supervised weight loss program are closely monitored by their doctors. There are check-ins that vary in frequency, and your doctor will ask you about what has been working for you and what hasn’t – and you and the doctor can make any adjustments as necessary.
This is one of the biggest benefits of a medically supervised weight loss program because you will partner with a board-certified physician who has advanced knowledge in health and wellness. The physician will help you to engage in healthy habits that will help keep the weight off in the long run.
Family Medicine Doctor in Fort Worth, TX
Texas Medical Institute provides medical services for the whole family, including medically supervised weight loss programs. Our weight control and nutrition programs are designed to make you feel good and look good, and to deliver long-lasting results.
To consult with a board-certified physician about a medically supervised weight loss program, call our clinic today at (817) 615-8633 or fill out our online form now to request an appointment. We look forward to being your healthcare partner!