The Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

The Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

by Yenny (SU)

Weight loss is a team sport, in that it is best when it is most effective when supervised by a team of medical professionals.  In the case of a medical weight loss program, expect your team to consist of several professionals, including a physician, nurse, and dietician, and even a therapist. Why the interdisciplinary approach?  That’s because losing weight, ironically enough, is not just about weight loss. What is about is about helping you devise a healthy lifestyle where you not only lose the weight but keep it off in the most healthy, practical and beneficial way possible. Here are some benefits of medical weight loss…

Expect a Personalized Approach

One of the benefits of a medical weight loss program is that it is personalized based on your unique situation. No two plans are alike.  The medical team will learn about and assess your lifestyle, diet, hobbies, and physical activities to learn exactly who you are. They will then perform a variety of medical tests to see how your body is functioning and use these data to devise a unique weight loss program catered specifically to your needs. This is very different than other weight loss programs that are “one-size fits all.”

It Puts Your Health First

Some weight loss programs focus only on the numbers on the scale and from the tape measure.  Medical weight loss takes into consideration your medical history that might have caused or will impact, your weight.  This means if an individual has underlying conditions that are making weight loss more difficult, they will be identified and addressed. A personalized program allows you to deal with conditions and roadblocks that may not apply to others and increases your chances of success.

Supervised By Medical Professionals

Your team of medical professionals will guide you every step of the way to ensure that your diet, medications, and physical activities are exactly what they should be. In addition, if you are not losing weight the way you are supposed to, a medical professional is likely to find out why a lot quicker than you would on your own. This also makes the program safer because if your diet or medication is having a negative effect on your health, your doctors will be able to detect it and make adjust your plan accordingly. Although other weight loss programs can have professionals supervise you while you are a part of the program, they are unlikely to perform medical tests that are crucial to ensure you are losing weight in a healthy way.

Lifestyle-Focused 

Finally, medical weight loss programs are lifestyle-based. Your medical care team will explore your diet, hobbies, physical activities, and medical history to determine how to tailor the program to you. The program will include much more than just directions on how to lose weight. It will include coaching on how to change the way you eat, how to exercise, and how to make lifestyle changes that will help you reach your weight loss goal. Your medical team will also provide you with moral support so that you can go on this journey with the highest possible chances of success. Finally, your medical team will teach you how to maintain your weight loss, not just lose it.

Most diets end up with you gaining the weight back over time.  A medical weight loss program will help you understand what your lifestyle should be and how to deal with obstacles and barriers that get in the way of a happier, healthier you.

If you are tired of being overweight and want to lose those stubborn pounds once and for all, the Physicians Weight Loss Centers is happy to help. Our team of professionals will help create a weight loss plan that is perfect for you. Call 410-309-6570 to make an appointment today.