Everyone knows that diet modification and exercise are critical to weight loss. Despite this, many still struggle with losing weight and keeping it off. While eating healthy and exercising daily are not negligible and benefit overall health, it’s not easy to keep up with them.
Weight management is a very complex issue. It goes without saying that the help of a weight loss specialist offers invaluable benefits and increases your chances of success.
Why Weight Loss is Challenging
The problem with diets is that there is no single diet that suits everyone. What works for one may not work for another, because every person is different. Our personalities, preferences, lifestyles, nutritional needs, and genetic make-up vary (and existing medical conditions can complicate this further), so why would one diet plan work for everyone?
Unfortunately, most people try out diets that are advertised by sellers who mass produce the same meals, meal replacements, diet pills, or exercise programs. Social media is riddled with weight loss stories of people who tried a product or meal plan that helped them lose a lot of weight. It is important not to fall into the trap of such stories. There is absolutely no guarantee that what works for one person will also work for you. There is also a high chance that these methods are not healthy ways for you to lose weight.
The success rate of weight loss lies in individualized weight loss programs. You are unique, so there is no reason why you should get on somebody else’s diet program. Again, weight loss is not just about dieting. For you to be successful, you have to take a step back and look at your habits, medical conditions, schedule, and lifestyle. You may not be able to dedicate as much time and energy to exercise as someone else. You may have a health condition that requires a special diet, making weight loss more complicated. As such, you need an individualized weight loss program that accounts for such factors, identifies barriers to weight loss and helps motivate you.
The Solution: Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
Why take advice from non-medical experts with no specialized training in weight loss management? Physician-assisted weight loss programs are created by providers who have a scientific understanding of food, energy, metabolism, and medical factors that can affect weight loss, such as prescriptions, hormonal imbalances, and metabolic disease and movement issues.
Physician-assisted weight loss programs take a medical approach to weight loss and consider your unique health profile when creating your plan. It all starts with a medical evaluation. Oftentimes, patients find out about undiagnosed conditions that are preventing them from losing weight during consultations. Your doctor will help you manage your medical conditions while you lose weight, and make sure your weight loss plan is effective and safe.
Physicians also identify behaviors that are holding you back and help you create a balance that allows you to have fun while losing weight. Medically supervised weight loss programs ensure that patients do not become nutrient-deficient throughout the journey. The goal of weight loss providers is to get you to change the way you eat and exercise permanently, not temporarily until you lose weight. Expect your meal plans to be nutrient-dense, low in calories, and delicious. You will be encouraged to get moving in any way you like, not by just running on a treadmill.
Because your weight loss program is highly individualized and you are in constant communication with your provider about your journey, you are much more likely to stick to your plan and achieve your weight loss goals.
Center for Medical Weight Loss in Irmo, SC
At SC Internal Medicine Associates & Rehabilitation Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL), our providers work with patients to create comprehensive and effective weight loss programs. At CMWL, we do not believe in a one size fits all approach. We create meal plans, provide behavioral, lifestyle, and motivational coaching, and give activity recommendations based on each patient’s needs and preferences. We have several plans that we can personalize according to your preferences and needs. We will also adjust your plan as you continue on your weight loss journey.
If you want to say goodbye to excess weight and hello to a healthier and happier you, come in for a consultation. Call our clinic at (803) 749-1111 or use our online request form. We look forward to being your partner in health and weight loss.