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What Kind Of Testing Do I Need To Create A Weight Loss Plan?

Are you trying to lose weight but not seeing results? Nearly half of Americans want to lose weight, but most don’t know where to start. Medically supervised weight loss is the most effective and sustainable way to lose 2-4 pounds per week.

Your body is miraculous. It’s a complex and intricate biological system with remarkable capabilities and adaptations. While it’s miraculous, it is also vulnerable to weight gain. 

Most adults gain 1-2 pounds every year — which might not seem like much, but over time, adds up. Over 50% of participants in a study gained 17.6 pounds in their twenties. Being overweight or obese not only makes you feel bad about your appearance, but it’s also bad for your health and raises your risk for diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.  

You probably know just how hard it is to lose weight. Diet and exercise are keys to slimming down but sometimes you need a health expert to help you keep the weight off for good. Southern Secrets Medical Spa provides weight loss programs to help you safely and quickly lose weight for a new, and healthier, you. 

Read on to discover what’s incorporated into our plans and what kind of testing is involved.  

Why do you gain weight?

You could eat anything and everything when you were a kid and not gain weight. That’s because children have a higher metabolism and are generally more active than adults. Are you gaining inches to your waist faster than you’d like?  

You’re not alone. 42% of Americans are obese and 31% are overweight. Unwanted weight gain often happens as we get older for a variety of reasons including:

  • Genetics
  • Consuming more calories than you burn
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Medical conditions
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Pandemic weight gain
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Stress

Weight gain is a frustrating and complex issue where individual factors can vary. If you are concerned about your weight or have difficulty managing it, it’s best to consult a healthcare professional, like Andrew Martin, MSN-PNP-C, to conduct a personalized weight loss plan. 

Lose 2-4 pounds per week

You’ve probably tried several different diets and exercise programs with little to no weight loss. That’s because what works for one person, may not work for you. Not to mention, the internet is flooded with fad diets that don’t provide long-term results.  

Experts and patients agree that medically supervised weight loss is the most effective way to lose weight once and for all. As the name suggests, medically supervised weight loss plans are one-on-one weight loss programs backed by a health professional. They incorporate a variety of different tools to not only help you lose weight, but to prevent health problems and improve your lifestyle.  

Your program may include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Regular weigh-ins
  • Healthy vitamins and supplements
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Weight loss medications
  • Exercise regimens

Many of our patients lose 2-4 pounds in a safe and healthy way to slim down. Andrew schedules routine weigh-ins that help you stay accountable to your program while allowing you to track your progress. 

The importance of testing

Weight loss is more than counting calories. Sometimes you might not be getting the results you want because of underlying problems found in your blood, hormones, and vitamin levels. 

When you come in for your consultation, Andrew performs a complete medical evaluation including a physical examination and discussing your health history. 

He may request you undergo tests like:

  • Blood test
  • Hormone test
  • Food sensitivity 
  • Thyroid test
  • Neurotransmitter testing

The results of these tests include vital information to help us understand your body and improve your weight loss efforts. The more we know about your health, the better we can assist you in losing weight. 

Here’s your sign to get enrolled in a medically supervised weight loss plan and start towards a healthier future. Call 832-263-1300 to schedule your consultation or book online.

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