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What’s Included in a Weight Loss Management Plan?

What’s Included in a Weight Loss Management Plan?

Everybody’s weight loss needs are different. This is why not everyone gets the same results from popular diet plans and exercise regimens. This is also why the diet industry continues making millions of dollars by promoting so-called easy weight loss solutions that never work.

If you’re not able to lose weight on your own, you can participate in the weight management clinic available at More MD. Our certified dietitian Heike Hilker works closely with you on a weight loss program that helps you lose weight safely.

The program also gives you the resources you need to keep the weight off for good.

When to consider a weight loss program

Losing weight not only helps you look and feel your best ― weight loss is also an effective way to reduce your risk factors for serious health complications.

The safest and most effective way to lose weight is through a medically supervised program. Our team specializes in such a program, customizing your weight loss management plan to your unique health background and your dietary needs.

You should consider moving forward with a weight loss management plan if you have a body mass index over 25, and:

You have diabetes, heart disease, or other obesity-related conditions or health issues that are complicated by your weight.

Our team at More MD can help you overcome your weight loss challenges, so you can shed excess weight, improve your strength, and lower your risk factors for chronic diseases.

What to expect from our weight loss management program

During your initial consultation for weight loss, our dietician and staff will spend time getting to know your medical background and your existing health. They perform a physical exam and may order blood work to identify any nutritional deficiencies you have.

Testing may also be necessary to determine if existing health conditions are interfering with your ability to lose weight.

Our providers will then establish a weight loss program to meet your needs. A typical program involves:

Setting realistic weight loss goals

The first step in your weight loss journey starts with you setting reasonable weight loss goals. We can determine what an ideal weight range is for your age and body type and design a weight loss plan that supports you reaching your goals in a realistic period of time.

Creating a healthy eating plan

Our dietitian Heike Hilker will review your current diet and nutritional needs to create a healthy eating plan that you’ll follow. She focuses on helping you incorporate more fresh vegetables and fruit into your diet and limiting sugars and carbs.

Heike can also help you understand portion control and recommend supplemental vitamins and minerals that support your metabolic system and overall health.

Implementing a daily exercise program

Daily physical exercise is essential for healthy weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. Our team can help you create an exercise plan that supports weight loss, builds strength and flexibility, and improves your overall health.

We can recommend exercises that help you increase your physical activity while accommodating any special health concerns you have.

Changing behaviors

Changing your behavior patterns and attitude about eating and exercising can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

We can provide you with resources to change negative habits and thought patterns about your health and your weight to keep you on track for maintaining a healthy weight for the rest of your life.

You can also expect regular checkups and weigh-ins to keep you accountable for your progress. Our team continually provides support, so you can stay motivated to reach your goals. We also offer comprehensive health care services to lower your risk factors for chronic disease and help you manage your overall health.

To schedule a consultation for our weight management clinic, call the More MD office nearest you or book a consultation online today. 

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