Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs in Mesquite, TX
Mesquite Medical Clinic offers weight loss programs that are supervised by our team of obesity control specialists. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5115 N Galloway Ave #203 Mesquite TX 75150.
Table of Contents:
What is a medically supervised weight loss program?
What is a supervised diet?
What does medical weight loss consist of?
Why is medically supervised weight loss more effective?
What can a patient expect from a medically supervised weight loss program?
When it comes to weight loss, there are many pills, programs, and weight loss miracle diets flooding the market. What many of them are missing is the medical backing and support that people will get with a medically supervised weight loss program. Some of the fad diet and weight loss plans currently on the market can be incredibly dangerous for some patients, depending on their overall health.
With a medically supervised weight loss program, the diet and exercise plan are custom built based on the desired results of the individual in the program, and their current health. Many factors can contribute to a person gaining weight and not being able to lose it. While some of these may be simple lifestyle factors, others could be signs of an underlying and undiagnosed medical condition. Through a medical weight loss program, the supervising doctor will work to rule out any medical conditions that could be contributing to the extra weight, and then focus on helping the patient to slowly and safely lose the weight.
A supervised diet is one that has been uniquely created to meet the nutritional and health needs of the individual eating the food. The creation and supervision of the diet is done by a medical weight loss professional and is based on current medical research. There are many different reasons why a person gains weight, which can be due to lifestyle, diet, stress and sleep habits, activity level, age, gender, and other factors.
Weight gain can also be the result of medication or a medical issue. It is recommended that anyone interested in losing weight, particularly if they are overweight or obese, consult their doctor or a health care professional prior to starting any sort of weight loss plan. As there can be medical reasons for weight gain, it is best to rule these out or get a diagnosis of an existing condition in order to take the safest route for weight loss based on the individual’s health.
A medical weight loss program is more than just a diet plan to help you lose weight. While a specially designed diet plan is part of it, there are other factors used to help a person to lose weight once and for all. The first step is a physical exam as well as sharing of your complete medical history. This is used to rule out any potential medical conditions causing you to gain weight and not be able to lose it.
From there, your diet plan will be custom-designed based on your individual needs. The weight loss program also consists of a behavioral treatment plan to help overcome current habits and patterns that are contributing to weight gain. Exercise will be a component of this as well, ensuring that the patient understands the importance and impact of regular exercise to their health. The last piece is nutritional counseling, aimed at teaching patients about healthy eating and making better food choices so that they can maintain their weight loss.
Medically supervised weight loss is not only safer than the fad diets and weight loss programs splashed all over magazines, tv and social media, they are more effective. As they are grounded in medical research and uniquely crafted for each individual participant, they have a higher success rate.
Medical weight loss programs are also closely monitored by doctors and/or weight loss experts who can make any necessary changes to the plan. With a medical weight loss program, patients are not only put on a diet to lose weight, they receive additional behavioral treatment and nutritional counseling to learn to make healthier choices when it comes to their food and lifestyle, even after they complete their program.
Every person’s weight loss journey is going to be different, depending on their age, gender, activity level, lifestyle, habits and determination to make changes, among other factors. A medically supervised weight loss program will be built around your individual health and needs, with a team of medical professionals supervising your treatment and providing additional counseling and direction to make the changes stick. Weight loss should occur at a slow and steady rate, using a combination of a custom-designed diet plan, nutrition and behavioral counselling, and exercise. If you are ready to take the first step towards a healthier you and see what a medically supervised weight loss program can do for you, reach out to the team at Mesquite Medical Clinic today. For more information call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5115 N Galloway Ave #203 Mesquite TX 75150. We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Garland TX, Dallas TX, Rowlett TX, Balch Springs TX, and Plano TX.