Every year about half of all adults in the United States attempt to lose weight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eating less and exercising are the most popular methods people use to drop those unwanted pounds.
Despite the efforts, more than 70% of adults are overweight or obese. Though eating less and moving more are the mainstays of most successful weight loss programs, it may not be enough to lead to long-term weight loss success.
At Health First Primary Care in Tampa, Florida, we understand the struggles you face when it comes to weight loss, which is why we offer a medically supervised weight-management program.
Our weight management team, including our experienced, board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Gisela Vargas, wants you to know why our medically supervised weight loss program is more successful at helping you reach your weight loss goals and staying there.
Weight loss looks so easy, right? Seeing all those before and after photos on your social media feed sure makes it look like everyone has found the right shake, diet combination, or fat-burning supplement to help them get their beach-ready body.
You can lose weight following any trendy diet, but you may not be able to keep the weight from creeping back on. These fad diets miss one of the most important aspects needed for long-term weight loss success — you.
One of the reasons we’re so successful at helping people lose weight with our medically supervised weight management program is because we know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for dropping those unwanted pounds. Everyone has a different body type, a unique lifestyle, and specific hurdles to overcome when it comes to losing weight.
Before we make any diet recommendations, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation that includes a review of your current health, medical history, and lifestyle to determine the areas that need extra attention.
We take all these factors into consideration when creating your weight loss program, which increases your chances of success and safeguards your health.
We know when you decide it’s time to lose the weight, you want it gone now. But losing too much weight too quickly is one of the primary reasons so many fad diets fail in the long run.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says losing up to two pounds a week is a healthy and realistic rate of weight loss. Though it’s not uncommon to see dramatic weight loss during the first few weeks on our weight loss program, the extra weight you’re losing is water weight.
But if you continue to lose more than two pounds a week after that, you’re losing more than just body fat. Some of those extra pounds may include calorie-burning muscle, healthy bone, and water.
With our weight management program, we provide nutrition counseling aimed at improving your relationship with food, not a list of foods you can and can’t eat. We educate you about how food affects your health.
We then help you make small, manageable lifestyle changes that leads to slow, steady weight loss and better health.
Losing weight takes commitment and a bit of work on your end, and we’re here to support your efforts. As part of our weight management program, we schedule regular follow-up appointments to check in with you and monitor your successes.
We use many tools to track your progress, including measuring body composition, checking your blood pressure, and running lab work.
Instead of wasting time and money on a fad diet that promises more than it delivers, make an investment in you and your health with a medically supervised weight loss program that guarantees long-term success.
To get started, contact us at the Tampa office nearest you and set up your consultation.