Every year we spend an estimated $33 billion on products and services to help with weight loss. Yet despite all these costly efforts, nearly two-thirds of adults in America are still overweight or obese. Excess weight takes a serious mental and emotional toll on those struggling with it, and the health threat can even be deadly. So why do so many spend so much money and there are still so many over-weight?
There are many reasons for this but most importantly there is more to it than your discipline to eat less. Many people don't realize this but there are several health related issues that contribute to weight gain. Thyroid problems are one of the most common issues that contribute to weight gain because it is directly related to your metabolism. However other hormone imbalances contribute to weight gain too. A poor understanding of proper nutrition, mental and emotional factors, vitamin deficiencies, and a consistent plan for movement. These are just some of the factors that leave many stuck in the cycle of weight loss fads. Sometime all need to be addressed for real results to be seen. Holistic weight loss looks at the whole person and weight loss picture for long term results.
The health dangers associated with being overweight include:
- Sleep apnea
- Congestive heart failure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Coronary artery disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Fatty liver
- Chronic pain
With your health at stake, the risks are too great to give up on losing weight, which means you cannot allow the inevitable failure of fad diets or diet pills to deter you. Here at Southwest Integrative Medicine, our doctors can help you create a legitimate longterm change that not only incorporates balanced nutrition, but also attention to any underlying causes using one of our physician guided weight loss programs.
The bottome line to remeber is that diet and exercise are important but all the above medical issues also need to be addressed for long term results. We want you to know we understand the frustrations that exists from trying many diet approaches. This is why we offer a comprehensive approach and focus on getting to know what your unique weight loss needs and goals are. For some their difficulty with weight management comes from poor time management others have low energy and can't get motivated to get to the gym or prepare foods. Still others are on the right track but their hormones are prohibiting them from loosing the weight. Because each person is unique, we use a personalized weight loss plan that encompasses a wide array of weight loss techniques to get you to your goal. So if you're overweight and looking for a personalized weight loss approach, we can help with a plan tailored to your individual needs.
Weight loss Phoenix at Southwest Integrative Medicine is a trusted source for your weight loss goals.
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"My weight was getting so out of control. I started their weight loss diet program and lost 32 lbs! I have been able to reduce my blood pressure medicine, fit back in my clothes, have tons more energy... Now I am back to eating and my desire for foods has changes drastically. I can hardly handle sugars and it has been very easy to maintain this weight loss... This program is the answer, Call Dr. Cline for an appointment to see if their weight loss program is right for you."