Why am I having a hard time losing weight?
The answer to this question is anything but simple. There are numerous factors that may contribute to your challenges of shedding excess weight and maintaining those results.
Our modern food supply is a big part of the problem. In many communities, fast food is readily available (and less expensive) than high quality produce. Highly processed food products line grocery store shelves.
Many people also spend the bulk of their day in front of screens for school, work, and entertainment. This doesn’t leave much time for getting fresh air and exercise.
High stress levels and poor sleep quality further complicate matters. This may be why overweight and obesity rates are on the rise, even among the nation’s children.
What health risks can medical weight loss reduce?
There are several health risks associated with carrying a significant amount of extra weight. Few things have a more significant impact on your daily life.
Some of the health problems researchers link to being overweight or obese include:
- Heart disease and heart attack
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gallbladder disease
- Kidney disease
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Sexual dysfunction
- Cognitive issues
This is far from a full list. While every organ and system in your body are impacted when you’re overweight or obese and can cause physical deterioration, you might also develop mental health problems like anxiety and depression.
How is medical weight loss different?
You’ve probably tried a range of diet and exercise plans, and some of those efforts probably delivered results, even if temporarily. Medical weight loss is a unique approach that places your health and wellness at the center of the whole process.
It begins with a comprehensive physical exam and lab testing to learn more about how your body is functioning. The information gleaned from those efforts shapes your customized weight loss plan.
Some of the tools available within medical weight loss include:
- HCG diet plans
- Sermorelin injections
- Vitamin B12 and lipotropic injections
- Semaglutide injections
Additional medications might play a role in your weight loss journey. Your provider works closely with you to determine which of these tools, in addition to healthy nutrition and routine exercise, offer the best path toward a healthy and sustainable weight.
When you’re ready to get started, call Sure Success Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.