January is almost here, and that means it’s time for those New Year’s Resolutions.
How about this year, instead of the empty promises of the past, you commit to really doing something to look and feel your best for 2020 and consider the proven benefits of a medical weight loss program!
There are many different kinds of medical weight-loss programs available. While each medical weight-loss company or clinic may specialize in one or more techniques or follow a particular approach, the guiding philosophy is the same — to provide medical interventions that can bring about achievable weight-loss goals and then promote lifestyle changes that create sustainable results.
What Is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss is an approach to managing obesity that focuses on doctor-supervised plans that involve FDA-approved medications, diet, exercise, supplementation, behavior modification, and lifestyle changes, all with the goal of helping you to achieve and maintain your ideal weight for optimal health.
A typical medical weight loss program is designed to include nutrition and health coaching and ways to track and monitor your progress as you work towards achievable weight loss goals.
Medical weight loss usually does not involve invasive surgeries or dangerous “diet pills.” It is weight management based on medical, scientific evidence – overseen by a physician — that targets the root causes of obesity and weight gain.
Trained doctors or medical providers provide the treatment and guidance necessary to help you achieve weight loss and maintain it for life.
Anyone who wants to lose weight, and keep it off, can benefit from medical weight loss. However, it can be especially beneficial for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher because it can reduce the risk of other serious medical conditions related to obesity.
Medical Weight Loss Program Could Include:
Prescription appetite suppressants – Unlike over-the-counter, unapproved “nutritional supplements,” medical weight loss involves the use of FDA-approved medications that have been clinically proven to safely and effectively help to suppress your appetite and limit your caloric intake.
Lipotropic injections to increase metabolism – Many state-of-the-art medical weight loss programs incorporate specialized vitamin injections that can be done one to two times a week.
These usually include a particular combination of B-complex vitamins along with amino acids designed to help boost your immune system, improve digestive health and give you increased energy and stamina.
Hormone Replacement Therapy – Often, as part of your medical weight loss program, you may also be prescribed a course of hormone replacement therapy.
Declining levels or simply unbalanced hormones may contribute to weight gain and difficulties with weight loss. If, during your complete physical exam, your hormones are found to be low, hormone replacement therapy may be part of your medical weight loss program.
Integrative Physician Guided Weight Loss
Having one or more of these procedures done is all part of the integrative approach to medical weight loss we take at Bubolo Medical.
We are dedicated to helping you become the best you can be in the year ahead. That means getting to know who you are and setting realistic health and weight loss goals. We will work with you to develop a program designed to help you achieve those goals and help you in every way we can each step of the way!