Losing weight isn't as always as easy as changing your diet and exercising more. If you're frustrated by your inability to lose weight, it might be time to try another approach. Dr. Jeremy McConnell of Discover Health in West Bradenton, FL, offers weight loss programs that will help you finally shed those extra pounds.
What happens during your weight loss appointment
The first weight loss appointment at the West Bradenton, FL, office, involves much more than stepping on the scale. During your appointment, you'll:
- Receive a physical examination
- Discuss your medical history, health conditions, and medications
- Talk about the ways you've tried to lose weight in the past
- Share information about the challenges that prevent you from losing weight
- Review your diet and the ways you exercise
- Receive scripts for lab work if needed
After reviewing all of this information, your doctor will create a weight loss plan designed to help you lose weight. Unlike the diets or weight loss programs you may have tried in the past, the plan won't be a one-size-fits-all approach to losing weight. Your doctor will consider your lifestyle, health, medical history, and unique challenges when selecting the ideal plan for you.
How you'll lose weight
The results of body composition and metabolic rate (how fast you burn calories) tests will help your team devise a nutritional plan that keeps you healthy yet allows you to lose weight. Medications that will help you feel full, suppress your appetite, control cravings or reduce emotional eating may be recommended but are not a required part of the program. There is a common misconception that the latest weight loss drugs are the secret to successful weight loss and yet the best scientific evidence we have demonstrates that although medications may help you stick to your nutritional plan, the real secret to success is consistency.
If you've tried to lose weight before, you know how hard it can be to make changes to your eating habits or lifestyle. Luckily, you won't be facing these challenges alone. Your health coach will provide support and encouragement and offer tips and strategies that will help you manage your cravings and stick to your healthy eating and exercise plan. During monthly checkups, you'll review your progress and fine-tune your weight loss plan if needed.
Do you live in the West Bradenton, FL, area and need help with weight loss? Call (941) 667-2796 to schedule an appointment with Discover Health.