Is a custom weight loss plan a good idea for me?

  • Mar 31 2017

Sure, you’ve tried to lose weight before. You pitched the cookies out of the cupboard and smugly turned down desserts at the office, bee-lining for the fruit tray instead. You re-activated your gym membership and pledged to run everyday before work. And then, a few weeks into it, your enthusiasm begins to fade. Maybe you hit a plateau in your weight loss, or you grew tired of eating steamed vegetables for dinner night after night.

We get it. We see patients in our Pasadena office dealing with these same issues on a daily basis, and we are well aware that weight loss is more than simply trying to eat fewer calories and running the occasional mile. Fortunately, there is no reason for you to go at it alone. We create custom weight loss plans for our patients that are safe, medically supervised, and effective. Here are a few things that our weight loss management team can do for you:

A food plan that actually works

There are an overwhelming amount of fad diets on the market. High-fiber. Low-carb. High-protein. Low-fat. The choices are endless, but the trial-and-error process to find the one that works best for you is slow and can damage your metabolism. When you try a diet and it fails to work (which many do), then naturally you might blame yourself, get depressed, and give up. With our customized diets, there is no guessing or getting sick. Instead, it’s all about the ideal fit for you from the beginning. During weekly-supervised clinic visits, we track your progress and troubleshoot obstacles that are getting in your way by tailoring a nutritional plan just for you.

Added care from a dedicated staff

Every individual’s body is unique, so it only makes sense that not everyone loses or maintains weight the same way. The diet that worked for your best friend or co-worker might not work for you — and that’s ok! We love strategizing with you to help you overcome the challenges of weight gain that are impacting your life. It’s important to remember that weight loss also involves mental strategies. From your initial consultation, our staff is committed to assisting you with behavior modification, like controlling your environments at home, work, and play, to help you meet your goals faster. We consider your health, family history, metabolism, activity level, age, gender, and your likes and dislikes to come up with an approachable and manageable lifestyle change.

Injections and other medical advances

Unless you are a trained nurse or doctor, knowing what medications are helpful (and more importantly, which ones are harmful), is risky. Our clinic can advise you about the best medicinal strategies to meet your wants and needs. With comprehensive nutritional testing, we can determine if vitamins and antioxidant supplements or appetite suppressants need to be added to your personalized weight loss plan.

Let’s face it: if there was a miracle diet, we would all be walking around our California beaches with confidence in our fit and toned bodies. It’s challenging to diet and make major lifestyle changes when you’re paddling upstream by yourself. We want to help by sharing knowledge, offering support, and providing the best services to you during your weight loss journey.

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