This simple question has a complex answer. What has become clear over decades of research is that weight loss is more than just a matter of willpower or calories in/calories out.
Modern American foods make it challenging to lose weight and maintain results. Fast food is available any time of day or night, and grocery store aisles are lined with highly processed foods and confusing labeling.
Restaurant portions are often twice and sometimes three times larger than they should be for one serving.
Our modern lifestyle is also partly to blame. More and more people spend hours in front of screens at home, at work, and at school. This leaves precious little time to get outdoors and get some fresh air and exercise.
If weight loss was a simple matter, Americans wouldn’t be facing record levels of being overweight, obese, and all of the chronic health issues that accompany unhealthy nutrition and activity levels.
An expansive body of evidence links numerous health problems with being overweight or obese. Some of the health risks you might face include:
These are just some of the health problems that are definitely linked to being overweight or obese. Many other issues are common, including a generally lower quality of life.
Many people have tried at least one fad diet or exercise plan at one point or another. Some have even achieved a degree of success, only to find the weight returning as soon as they veer from the strict rules.
Medically supervised weight loss is different because it places your health at the center of the process. You begin with a physical exam and sometimes blood testing to learn more about how your body is functioning.
A customized diet and exercise plan is crafted to move you closer to your goal weight. At no point are you asked or expected to push your body beyond healthy limits as you shed the pounds.
You have the support of the Sigma Primary Care team as you move through your weight loss journey. Medical guidance is available as needed, and your successes are celebrated step-by-step.
When you’re ready to get started, call the office to schedule an initial consultation. Online booking is also available, and it takes very little time to complete.