Is Medical Weight Loss and Weight Management Right for Me?Houston Endocrine Center2022-11-23T19:03:33+00:00
The Medical Weight Loss and Weight Management Program is a comprehensive program that involves a personalized consultation, nutritional counseling, and therapeutic exercises. This program is designed to help you lose weight. If you have tried to lose weight and haven’t been successful, this program may be right for you.
Is it good for me?
The answer to this question is an unmistakenly yes, but only if you are ready and willing to commit to your health. Medical weight loss programs are not for everyone. They require diet and exercise, which can be challenging for some people. If you are ready to take control of your life through a medical weight loss program and are ready for change, then you will have no problem committing yourself to this program. There are many benefits associated with going through medical weight loss because it helps change your lifestyle in multiple ways at once:
- It changes how you think about food by teaching portion control and making better choices.
- It gives you access to nutritional counseling to know what foods are good for your body.
- It helps remove stress from planning meals or going grocery shopping (because those things can become overwhelming when trying on their own)
Who is a good candidate for the program?
- You are 18 years or older.
- You are overweight or obese.
- Your BMI is 30 or higher.
- You are motivated to change your lifestyle and eat healthier foods.
What if I have a BMI less than 30 but still have a lot of weight to lose?
If you are overweight but not obese and have a BMI less than 30, we may still be able to help you.
The best way to determine if your weight is healthy is by measuring your body mass index (BMI).
Your BMI can be calculated by division of your total mass in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. Your BMI should be between 18.5 to 24.9 if you’re male or between 20 and 29.9 if you’re female (for example, my current weight of 139 pounds divided by my height of 5’8″ = 26.7; 26.7/2 x 2 = 50).
What happens after I get the results from my physical or blood work?
After you get your results from your physical or blood work, a dietitian will meet with you to discuss them and create a plan for your weight loss. The dietician will also monitor your progress throughout the program.
How long is the Medical Weight Loss and Weight Management Program?
The program is 3-6 months long and designed to be flexible so that it can be tailored to your needs. This may mean the length of time you stay on the program will vary, depending on how quickly you reach your goals. The program’s goal is ultimate weight loss and improved health—and it’s important that we set realistic expectations for our patients along the way! Starting with a plan and sticking with it will help ensure success in reaching your goals.
Medical weight loss and weight management programs can effectively lose weight and improve your health. They are especially helpful for those who have tried other approaches but have not been successful. The key is to find a program that works for you and then stick with it! The program you choose should be tailored to your lifestyle and individual needs.