We see it often enough in the media - obesity is a huge problem that is shared by Americans of all ages, and despite health campaigns aimed at educating people on the long-term health risks of obesity the numbers are continuing to rise. Seeing the before and after adverts on the television for weight-loss products and services can make it all seem so easy. We are not just interested in how to lose the weight with ease, more importantly how to maintain your new weight, not just for a few weeks but on a more permanent basis?
There are relatively few obese people who can tackle the weight loss journey on their own. Gradually increasing the amount of exercise, while watching what is eaten though a calorie controlled diet can result in weight loss without. Most people can start this without the help of professionals, but those who have tried know that this requires determination. In particular the ability to apply daily focus and work through any plateaus they might encounter.
Others may prefer to lose weight as part of a weight loss group. A group setting is helpful as a source of accountability, focus, inspiration and motivation to keep going. It is also helpful to have other people going through the same thing who can share tips on how to lose weight.
Maybe you have tried one or both of these and feel frustrated with your outcomes? Your not alone, many overweight or obese people need a little bit more help to lose weight. This is where a medically managed weight loss plan is especially appropriate, These programs will help connect underlying health conditions to excess weight gain or inability to loose weight.
Medically Managed Weight Loss
While diet and exercise approaches to weight loss are of course very important, medically managed weight loss allows the doctor to look at the whole person and and craft a more appropriate tailored diet or exercise for you.
A medically managed weight loss program will start with an in depth investigation into your medical history paying particular attention to your weight, diet and exercise history. This will help to give the doctor a full picture of your health and pinpoint possible underlying medical conditions that may interfere with weight loss or require a more cautious diet and exercise program.
For some people losing weight can be incredibly difficult, and it can be very hard to understand why doing exactly what other people do to lose weight does not work for them. For instance some medications can actually hinder weight loss or worse still make the patient gain weight. In some cases this can be medications that have been prescribed for conditions related to weight; conditions like sleep apnea, or anxiety and depression. Hormones, stress, and even deficiencies in some of the key nutrients can also play a key part in making weight loss difficult.
The Holistic Approach
As Phoenix weight loss specialists who employ a holistic approach to the treatment we offer, why not give us a call to arrange a free consult, or alternatively download our free eBook. See how the help of one of our naturopathic doctors you could soon be on starting a successful weight loss journey tailored just for you.