The healthcare team at Imperial Center Family Medicine can help you reach a healthy weight without surgery. We aim to help our patients achieve weight reduction using an individualized approach involving proper nutrition, behavioral changes and physical activity.
Who Can Benefit From Our Weight Management Services?
Patients who have obesity, or a BMI that exceeds 30kg/m2, will benefit the most from weight management because their risk of weight-related disease is so high. However, we can also help patients who fall into the overweight range, or a BMI of 25 to 30 kg/m2, Particularly if they have recently experienced heavy weight gain because of a health condition or medication.
How Our Weight Management Services Work
Here is an overview at how we manage our weight management services.
We will begin by meeting with you and discussing your current weight and any past experiences you have had with managing weight. We seek sustainable lifestyle changes that you will be able to stick with in the long run. Good health is an ongoing effort, which is why “quick fix” approaches often fail.
We might request certain blood tests at the beginning of your weight management services. In addition to identifying potential issues that could be making you gain weight or have trouble shedding unwanted pounds, this can also serve as a marker of progress. For example, successful weight loss efforts often result in reductions in cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose and other markers, and an initial test will allow us to compare these measurements throughout your weight loss journey.
We will also look at any medications you are currently taking to identify any that could be contributing to weight gain and make adjustments as needed.
Diet plays an important role in your weight as well as your overall health. We will look at your current eating habits and make some recommendations for improvement. We can also provide you with examples of healthy eating and meal plans that take the guesswork out of eating healthy, day after day.
We can also address any questions you may have about specific foods or diets. In addition, we can tailor these recommendations to suit your own dietary needs and preferences to ensure a workable plan that will perform well for you in the long term.
We will help you establish a safe and productive exercise regimen. If you are obese or have any medical concerns or physical limitations, we can develop a plan that takes these factors into account to avoid injury or other problems.
Personal preferences play a big role in determining which activities you will want to carry out in the long term, but we can advise you on crucial factors such as frequency and intensity, as well as any warning signs that you are overdoing it.
Weight Loss Check-Ins
Throughout your weight management journey, we will schedule check-ins to get an accurate measurement of your weight, track your progress, and adjust your program as needed.
Get In Touch With The Healthcare Professionals
At Imperial Center Family Medicine, we recognize the importance of physical activity, nutrition and spiritual wellness in your weight management journey. Get in touch today to learn more about how our services can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.