Does Medical Weight Loss Make Sense For You?
- Posted on: Apr 15 2018
Medical weight loss programs have existed for some time now, and they have provided value to millions of men and women who had otherwise felt relatively stuck in their struggle to drop excess weight. Today, we see a virtual sea of fad diets and non-medical weight loss plans. Their merit is not diminished because they are not supervised in the same manner as medical weight loss programs, but they may not work for everyone. Here, we want to discuss how and why a medical weight loss system may make sense for you.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss programs are characterized by one-on-one assistance provided by a physician who has consulted with you and screened your medical history to ensure the protocol prescribed for you is appropriate. Many, like our program, then proceed into a very low-calorie diet plan for a period. The intent is to promote accelerated weight loss through customized and safe methods.
Benefits of Medical Weight Loss
The level of personalization provided by supervised medical weight loss takes a lot of stress out of the process. There is no guessing about what to eat and when to eat it. An overall plan is provided. All you have to do is follow it. Because your program is also closely followed by our team, you also have a support that will make following your plan easier than if you were to “go it alone.” We’re here for you!
Because the medical weight loss protocol involves calorie restriction to promote expedited results, one might assume that this is no better than any fad diet. That’s not the case with medical weight loss. Our program is designed to jump-start a drop in weight and also to help you sustain that weight loss over time. The protocol decreases risks for weight-related health issues, such as diabetes, and supports healthy metabolism for long-term results.
When a weight loss program is supported by your doctor, you also benefit from the understanding that excess weight is not a minor problem, that there are usually emotional ties to food. As a result of this understanding, your doctor will not advise you to eat less simply. No. She will encourage you to explore what is behind eating habits and provide reassurance and suggestions to overcome emotional eating.
Dr. Corney offers a 4-phase medical weight loss program that has helped numerous patients in the Chesapeake, VA area. For more information, call (757) 548-2800.
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