Are you struggling to maintain a healthy weight? If your answer is “yes,” you have plenty of company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.”
If you want to lose weight, we applaud you. When people lose weight, they can reduce their risk of all kinds of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. However, wanting to lose weight and actually doing it can be easier said than done, especially when you’re on your own and aren’t sure where to begin.
Guiding You Every Step of the Way
When it comes to weight loss, it can be extremely confusing. Do you cut out all carbs? Do you drink diet shakes? Do you do cardio or lift weights? Do you go on a whole food diet? Do you cut out sugar and white flour? Do you stop drinking sugary sodas? Do you stop eating after 7:00 PM? Do you eat only protein and vegetables and forget about counting calories?
We understand, it can be hard for the average person who is overweight or obese to know where to start. Because of this, we offer medical weight loss services. If you want to lose weight, our weight loss consultant can guide you every step of the way.
Depending on your health and your individual needs, your program may involve medication to control your appetite, or non-prescription solutions, such as calorie restriction or a cleanse.
To get your started on your weight loss journey, here are some tips that you can begin implementing today:
- Aim to get daily exercise
- Drink loads of water every day
- Cut out all sugary drinks, including sodas and fruit juices
- Stop eating processed foods and focus on a whole food (real food) diet that contains lean proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables
- Remove white rice, sugar, and white flour from your diet
- Avoid pesticides by switching your produce to organic versions
- Avoid fast food
- If you drink alcohol, switch high-calorie versions to low-sugar, low-calorie options like vodka and soda water, Chardonnay, white wine, and liquor instead of beer or mixed drinks
- If you drink high-calorie coffee drinks, switch to low-calorie, sugar-free versions
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Our medical weight loss services help people find the direction they need to shed unwanted weight so they can be healthier and enjoy a better quality of life. To learn more about medical weight loss, we invite you to contact us today.