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What Can I Expect With a Weight Loss Program?

November 10, 2017 Weight ManagementWellness Institute

Losing weight can be difficult for many people, as it can be tough to implement a weight loss plan that’s practical and sustainable. Fortunately, there are resources available including support from family and friends, and medically guided weight loss programs. If you plan to start a weight loss program with your doctor, here’s what you can expect.

Provider Visits

A visit to your doctor can often provide a strong foundation for your weight loss journey as he or she helps guide you through the process. Your doctor will consider things like existing health conditions, medications, and your current lifestyle habits when helping you formulate a plan.

Health Counseling

Consultations with a dietician can help you achieve your long-term weight loss goals through meal customization and consideration of your medical needs. Your diet plan may include calorie restrictions and meal replacement programs. In addition, fitness counseling can help you create an exercise program that is manageable for you and your lifestyle and includes moderate changes over time.

Support

Many people choose to meet with a health coach who can help you set goals related to exercise, diet and other important behavioral areas. A structured weight loss plan can also help you learn ways to find support in your friends and family.

Group Classes

Group classes can help you find the support and motivation you need for meaningful and lasting weight loss. They also help learn about how you can personalize your diet,  increase activity levels and better achieve your goals.

Body Composition Testing

Using an analysis of the TANITA BC-418 Body Composition Analyzer, you can view composition measurements like metabolism, muscle mass, and hydration. This test will help you measure your progress in other ways, rather than simply reading a number on the scale.

Medication

Not all patients are a good candidate for weight loss medication, but the right medication can help some people achieve their weight loss goals. Ask your doctor if medication might be right for you.

Your doctor can offer additional recommendations for a weight loss plan that will work best for you.

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Sources:

“Weight loss.” The Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/basics/weightloss-basics/hlv-20049483

“Weight Loss Basics.” Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/diet-and-weight-loss-basics#overview1

 

Telehealth is not appropriate for every medical concern, so it’s important to ask your provider whether a virtual visit is suitable for your needs.

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This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.