More than half of men and women in the United States are considered overweight, and more than 25% of people living in Florida struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. Heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and many other medical conditions are linked to carrying extra pounds on your body, and your physician may have advised you about the need to lose extra pounds through diet and exercise. The field of weight management has evolved, and we now understand that shedding weight may not be as easy as eating better and increasing our activity levels. At Doctors Best Wellness Center®, we specialize in weight loss for men and women who face unique challenges.
Factors That Keep You Overweight
From genetics to hormone imbalances, your body may be resistant to the efforts that you put into getting fit and losing weight. Genetics predispose us to hold extra fat in certain areas of the body and may make that fat more resistant to elimination. Hormones are another consideration for weight loss, as imbalances can affect how quickly you lose fat, build muscle or metabolize nutrients from your foods. You may be doing all the right things, but your hormone balance is working against you.
Medical Weight Management: The First Step to Weight Loss
If you have improved your nutrition and activity levels according to your physician’s recommendations, yet still cannot lose weight, our medical weight management program may be right for you. Unlike a self-directed program where you are trying to solve the problem of weight loss on your own, our program gives you the support, expertise, and knowledge of a physician who is specially trained in weight loss so that you understand better why you struggle with weight loss.
The Role of Genetic Testing in Weight Loss
Genetic testing is emerging as a mainstream method for learning more about yourself, from your ethnic background to what diseases may run in your family. We provide you with a genetic profile that guides your weight loss program and helps you understand that your inability to lose weight is not due to your efforts. Rather, you may be “genetically programmed” to hold onto extra pounds. Once we have your profile, it also guides us to develop a weight loss plan that works for your specific genetic makeup.
HCG Diet to Burn Fat
Your body may need a little boost to burn fat more efficiently. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that works for many people to enhance fat metabolism. Using small doses of HCG along with an appropriate exercise program and low-calorie diet may help you lose the fat faster and keep you motivated to pursue your overall health goals.
Appetite Suppressants to Control Hunger
One of the most common reasons that people give up on their weight loss goals is the constant feeling of being hungry and having low energy. At Doctors Best Wellness Center®, we offer prescription appetite suppressants that work with your central nervous system to modify triggers that detect hunger, all while you follow a healthy diet that gives your body key nutrients for energy and performance.
Do You Struggle with Weight Loss? Contact Doctors Best Wellness Center®
If you have tried to lose weight on your own and feel frustrated with the results, we can help. Contact Doctors Best Wellness Center® today to schedule a consultation.