The New Year has arrived, and once again your resolution to lose weight and keep it off has come and gone. If you’ve struggled with diets and weight loss in the past, it may be time to consider getting help to achieve your goals. A medical weight loss program offers the support and professional assistance that can make the difference between success and another broken resolution. Here are four of the benefits associated with signing up for a medical weight loss program.
Lose Weight the Right Way
Evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and moderately, usually at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week, are more likely to keep the weight off. Enrolling in a medical weight loss program can introduce new eating and exercise habits to help you not only lose weight but maintain the reduction over time. Besides improving your overall health, maintaining weight loss has reportedly helped improve energy levels, physical abilities, mood, and self-confidence.
Lifestyle Counseling Options
Medical weight loss programs offer a variety of options for individuals with specific lifestyle concerns including nutritional education, exercise plans, and behavioral-mindful eating techniques. Whether you want to find an enjoyable fitness routine or learn self-monitoring techniques, lifestyle counseling can help you develop healthy habits to assist with weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.
As everyone knows, losing weight is anything but easy, and it takes some serious commitment. Having the right support can be exactly what you need during the process. A medical weight loss program can provide you not only with the tools needed to lose weight, but the support system to help facilitate the process as well. Many programs provide group therapy sessions in order to encourage collaborative discussion and communal companionship. With a qualified therapist leading the way, group therapy can provide the consistent encouragement to keep you on track and the empathetic understanding to comfort you throughout your weight-loss journey.
Many medical issues become worse when a person gains weight. Though weight loss can be a way to manage and decrease the severity of these conditions, a medical program offers comprehensive assistance to help manage and treat serious health conditions that require specialized nutritional requirements and close monitoring, such as type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis, while still assisting with weight loss. Whatever your condition may be, working with a medical professional is the safest way to properly address medical issues related to weight problems.
Please let us know how we can help you on the weight loss journey. Dr. Neumann is happy to discuss custom non-surgical weight loss options in more detail during your consultation. Call the office at 734.847.4700 today.