If you struggle to lose weight, or you drop the pounds only to regain them, it may help to know you're not alone. Losing weight isn't easy, but you can increase your chances of success by scheduling weight loss management with Shantha Kumar, MD, and the team at Clear Choice Physicians. They help you overcome the challenges, reach your weight loss goals, and create a plan for maintaining your healthy weight. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Mesa, Arizona, or book online today.
Losing weight boosts your energy and helps relieve chronic pain. Weight loss also protects your long-term health by lowering your risk of developing chronic health conditions.
Fat cells release hormones and other chemicals that contribute to health conditions, such as:
Your risk for these problems dramatically drops as you lose weight.
A medically supervised weight loss program gives you a better chance of losing weight and keeping it off for the long run.
Your Clear Choice Physicians provider gets you off to a good start with a physical exam and blood work in their in-office laboratory. They determine if you have any hormone imbalances or nutrient deficiencies that interfere with weight loss. They also identify any health conditions that need treatment or monitoring while you lose weight.
Another great advantage of supervised weight loss is that you have a support team. You have experienced professionals to answer your questions and guide decisions about calorie goals. They also help you stay on track by checking your progress and offering encouragement when you hit a slump.
During your first appointment, your provider learns about your weight loss history, eating habits, and the emotional or behavioral stressors that lead to overeating. They help you find ways to overcome these roadblocks to long-term success.
The next step is determining the amount of weight you want to lose and setting daily or weekly calorie limits to follow. Your provider creates a customized diet and exercise plan that works for you. They don't recommend trendy fads. Instead, they help you establish healthy habits using whole foods.
Your weight loss plan may include services such as:
Weight loss medications can kick-start your diet or get you over a plateau, but medications are never used alone. You always take medications while also sticking with a diet and getting regular exercise. These medications may lower your appetite, block fat absorption, make you feel full with less food, or raise your resting metabolism.
Weight loss management at Clear Choice Physicians can help you achieve long-lasting success. Call the office or book an appointment online today.