Medically-supervised weight management is a weight loss program overseen by a medical professional. The program may include monitoring the diet, choosing the right exercise, and counseling for behavioral practices that lead to overeating. For some patients, our physician may include comprehensive metabolic testing and oversight of the general health including any coexisting medical conditions. Medically supervised weight management may offer a better chance for you to lose weight and keep it off.
Dieting is big business and there are many types of diets that promise fast weight loss. While these diets may help you lose weight, keeping it off is another matter. In addition, some diets do not promote good health and leave the practitioner with nutritional deficiencies. Medically supervised weight management can help you understand why you gained weight in the first place and help you learn how to keep it off in the long run.
Enter Medically Supervised Weight Management
When you enter a program of medically supervised weight management, our physician’s first concern is your good health. Based on your age, height, bone structure, and other factors, there is an optimum weight for your good health. This includes determining the cause of your weight gain through other factors such as:
• If you get enough sleep
• If you are prediabetic or diabetic
• If you have low thyroid levels
• If you have anxiety or depression
• If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
To understand your body and health, we may conduct some blood tests and talk to you about your eating habits. All of these steps will help make sure you not only lose the right amount of weight but stay healthy while doing it.
Meals You Will Enjoy
Medically supervised weight management includes meal planning. We all know that nutrition is an important part of staying healthy, but when dieting, we may forgo the foods we need in order to cut calories. In a medical weight loss program, some meals may be provided and others are designed to include whole grains and fiber-rich food that is low in sugar and refined grains. The meals are planned for you to include foods you enjoy so you don’t feel deprived and crave high-caloric food.
Some people love to exercise and some don’t. The important thing is to get enough exercise for good health. It keeps your heart healthy and your muscles and bones strong. In a medically supervised weight management program, the exercise you need will be suitable for your age and ability. You don’t need to worry that you will be asked to do a strenuous workout if you have never done it before.
When you visit our weight-loss physician, you can learn more about medically supervised weight management and how a program can be customized to help you reach your correct weight and stay there. Feel free to reach out and make an appointment with ARR Medical Group! At our convenient location in San Juan, PR, our caring team of devoted professionals will be ready and eager to explain the program in greater detail, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you get on the road to a healthier life. Contact us today to set up your consultation!