Medically supervised weight loss programs combine the expertise of the doctor with accountability to help patients become healthier through diet and weight management. The first step is a physical assessment to determine how much weight you need to lose. Then your doctor will check for signs of any medical complications associated with being overweight or obese. Your weight loss plan may include dietary changes, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to create healthy habits while working toward a weight loss goal. In some cases, medication or meal replacement plans may be used to jump start the diet. Your doctor at Maiden Lane Medical will track your progress through regular appointments, so adjustments can be made where needed and you can get the support you need to stay on track and maintain healthy habits.
Being overweight is a major contributing factor to many serious medical conditions including:
The math of weight loss seems simple — burn more calories than you consume — but in reality, losing weight is challenging. A medically-supervised weight loss management program focuses on the whole patient. Your doctor will assess lifestyle choices and stress at work or home that make it difficult to lose weight. In many cases, patients may struggle to lose weight because of underlying issues like a nutritional deficiency or a condition that results in binge eating and poor food choices. When creating a weight loss management plan, food preferences and lifestyle issues are always taken into consideration to create a plan that focuses on the likes and needs of the individual patient. This way the plan is more enjoyable to the patient and they are more likely to achieve greater success than they would with a commercially available diet plan.