Medical Weight Loss: Safer, Simpler, Faster

Medical Weight Loss: Safer, Simpler, Faster

by Shearly (SU)

Most of us know the word "diet" as “A temporary and highly restrictive program of eating in order to lose weight.” Well, as weight loss programs go, many diets just don't work! Yes, you lose weight, but about 95 percent of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it over the next 1-5 years.

Since dieting, by definition, is a temporary food plan and suggests impermanence, research has proven time and time again that yo-yo diets won't work in the long run. Moreover, the deprivation of restrictive diets may lead to overeating or a binge eating cycle. Since your body doesn't want you to starve, it responds to overly restrictive diets by slowing your metabolism, which of course makes it harder to lose weight in the long run.

Therefore, medical weight loss with a professional nutritionist, dietician, or doctor is the way to go. It is proven time and time again that many people need ongoing support from dietitians and other weight-control experts to make immediate dieting victories permanent, as well as to handle the body’s genetically driven mechanisms that automatically switch on in a bid to preserve every pound of weight a dieter tries to shed.

Experts will urge against a defeatist attitude, and recommend the best ways to think about what your true long-term and short-term goals of weight loss are, and put together a plan to help you achieve those goals. Working with an expert dietician over a long period of time can help with diet adherence, especially when the inevitable relapses into unhealthy eating habits occur, and vows to exercise more consistently get broken. Engaging in medical weight loss rather than using surgery or diet methods to lose weight will benefit you in the long run.

To start your journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle, and learn more about the programs we offer, call Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers today at (410) 309-6570 to request an appointment.