Medical weight loss is a supervised program that helps you lose weight and get healthy. Carrying excess body weight is a leading risk factor for numerous health problems, including:
These disorders can have a significant effect on your life, causing long-term disability and pain (and potentially leading to premature death in some cases). Medical weight loss gives you your best hope of avoiding these health problems and leading a long, happy, and healthy life.
At Advanced Medical and Weight Loss Center, Dr. Sidhu tailors your medical weight loss program to suit your needs. He uses functional medicine principles, which means he doesn’t just help you lose weight, he finds out why you have problems with your weight and addresses those as well.
Losing weight involves eating fewer calories than you need until you reach your target weight. Calories are units of energy that are present in most foods and many drinks. You need a certain amount every day to run your body’s functions, then any you don’t use, your body stores as fat.
Eating fewer calories means your body has to use up its fat reserves. If you’re exercising regularly as well, you use even more calories and burn off more fat. This is a simplified way of looking at weight loss but gives you a good idea of the principles.
Other factors could reduce your ability to lose weight, though. A common example includes hormone imbalances that affect your metabolism (how your body uses energy). Dr. Sidhu runs tests to check for problems like this, as well as helping you with any emotional or mental health issues that affect your weight.
Some patients benefit from medications like appetite suppressants to help them reduce the amount they eat. These approaches may be useful to begin with, but the focus of medical weight loss is on changing your attitude toward food for long-term success. Healthier eating, controlled portion sizes, and avoiding bad habits like late-night eating can all be beneficial.
If you’re tired of fad diets that don’t work, find out how you can succeed with medical weight loss. To learn more about medical weight loss treatment, call the Advanced Medical and Weight Loss Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.