There are no one-size-fits-all solutions to losing weight. Every person gains and maintains weight in a slightly different way, and everyone loses weight in his or her own way. Some people can simply eat a low-calorie diet and exercise more, for example, while others have a physiological makeup that tends to hang onto excess weight despite diet and exercise. Fortunately, board-certified weight loss doctors can create personalized weight loss programs that help each patient lose more weight – and maintain a healthy weight – than through diet and exercise alone.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other medical conditions. Losing excess weight can reduce your risk for these conditions in the long term.
About Medical Weight Loss and Weight Loss Doctors
Sometimes weight loss is not necessarily about figuring out what foods you can and cannot eat or how much you should exercise, as it is figuring out exactly which approach to weight loss is right for you.
Medical weight loss focuses on your unique dietary needs, rather than providing a one-size-fits-all solution. A doctor who specializes in weight loss can develop dietary plans for you and for each patient, including those with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, intolerances and the need for a gluten-free diet. Your doctor will work closely with you to identify undiagnosed food intolerances or other issues that contribute to weight gain and inability to lose weight. Your doctor can also identify nutritional deficits to help you correct internal imbalances and achieve optimal wellness.
Your doctor can also help you set and reach reasonable, meaningful weight loss goals. A medical weight loss professional can also guide you through the process of losing weight. Your weight management plan may also include visits at your weight loss center with a Registered Dietician, who can help you devise a diet and exercise plan to initiate weight loss.
Medical Weight Loss Non-surgical Options
Medical weight loss can help you lose weight without the need for bariatric surgery, which involves invasive surgical procedures that reduce the size of your stomach. Depending on your personal needs, your weight loss physician may suggest a combination of approaches to add to your diet and exercise routine. Non-surgical medical weight loss options include:
- Herbal supplements, such as chitosan, chromium, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and glucomannan
- Vitamin injections, which include vitamin B12 and other vitamins that optimize weight loss
- Weight loss medications, which help burn fat
- hCG – contains the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Combined with diet and exercise, many of these medical weight loss treatments optimize fat burning and help you lose weight fast. Medical weight loss is available only through medical weight loss doctors.
To learn more about medical weight loss, make an appointment with BackFit Health + Spine. Our team of health professionals takes an integrated approach to helping you determine the best way to lose weight. We have several locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Make your appointment at one of our convenient BackFit Health + Spine locations by calling 1-877-BACKFIT