You want to lose weight, look better, and feel healthier, but you are not sure exactly how to begin. You know you need to exercise and eat a healthy diet but you still have many questions: Exactly what is an appropriate diet? What is an appropriate daily calorie intake for me? Should I take a weight loss supplement and if so what should I take? What are the best exercises to help me achieve my weight loss goals? What is a safe weight loss rate? What else should I be doing to maximize my weight losing program and reach my goals?
A Bariatric physician can help you answer these questions and put you on a path to success.
A Board Certified Bariatric Physician is specifically trained in weight loss treatment and management and in the treatment and management of related medical conditions in overweight and obese patients. Bariatric physicians know that a successful weight losing program with sustainable results relies not only on proper diet and exercise but also must take into account an individual's age, metabolism, genetics, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and more. A program that does not address all of these factors for an individual will often have limited or unsustainable results. That is why weight loss attempts are often frustrating roller coaster rides for so many people; yet, it doesn't have to be that way. Consulting a Bariatric physician can help you determine the approaches you should take to weight losing and weight management. With professional medical help you can finally achieve your individual weight losing goals and keep the weight off for good.
A weight loss program with a Bariatric physician will often begin with a private consultation and a review of your medical history including any conditions or concerns such as diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol. A trusted Bariatric physician will provide a weight loss program that is both safe for patients with these conditions as well as helps to control any further complications that can result from these medical conditions. Initial testing such as body composition analysis (BCA) and metabolism analysis (MA) may be provided by your physician. These tests will help your physician determine how much of your body weight is fat mass and your individual calorie expenditure, respectively. These measurements are important for developing a safe rate of weight loss that is individualized to you as well as to ensure that you are losing fat mass and not lean muscle mass. Rapid weight losing can result in the loss of too much lean muscle mass along with fat mass, which is undesirable. As part of your individualized weight losing program your physician will monitor your weight loss and your body composition to ensure that you are safely reaching your weight management goals. Nutritional counseling, dietary supplements, exercise plans, and recommendations for lifestyle modifications will also be an important part of your Bariatric weight loss and weight management program. For optimal success, be sure to follow your physician's instructions and always keep an open line of communication.