Nearly half of Americans try to lose weight every year, but 80% aren’t successful at keeping the weight off. Ditch the fad diets for an approach that offers the safest, most long-term results – medically supervised weight loss.
Do you look in the mirror only to see bulges of fat? As you get older, you naturally start to gain weight by about a pound a year. While it may not seem like much at first, over time this adds up, causing you to reach your heaviest weight.
Losing weight can be a struggle. With all the information available and fad diets on the internet, it’s hard to know where to start. Nearly half of Americans try to lose weight every year, but 80% aren’t successful with keeping the weight off.
If you’ve tried to lose weight before with little to no luck, read on. Southern Secrets Medical Spa and Clinic, located in Conroe, Texas, offers medically supervised weight loss to help you lose fat safely and quickly to keep it off for many years to come.
Calculating your body mass index
Do you look back on photos of your early twenties and wish you had that same figure? Many factors allow us to gain weight after we reach thirty, like our metabolism slowing, muscle mass decreasing, and being less active.
Changes like these may cause a few extra pounds at first but then lead to being overweight. Overweight is calculated by your body mass index which measures body fat based on your height and weight.
BMI categories include:
- Underweight: Less than 18.5
- Normal weight: 18.5-24.9
- Overweight: 25-29.9
- Obesity: 30 or over
While gaining weight may not seem like a big deal, being overweight or obese can cause many life-threatening health concerns.
The dangers of being overweight
Looking in the mirror to see bulges in places we’d rather not have them can make us feel terrible about ourselves. Also, being obese can decrease our life expectancy by 3-10 years.
Some of the other dangers of being overweight include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea
Not only does being overweight cause physical health concerns, but mental disorders too — like depression, anxiety, and low quality of life.
What is medical weight loss?
Your body is a complex and unique system. Weight loss isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, which is why a majority of diets fail.
Sometimes no matter how hard you diet and exercise, stubborn weight remains. Medically supervised weight loss puts it in the hands of a skilled professional to help you slim down and keep the weight off. Andrew Martin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C helps patients get healthy, strong, and lean bodies with his integrated weight loss approach.
Andrew builds you a custom weight loss program that works for your unique body and lifestyle. Your program may include:
- Nutrition guidance
- Exercise recommendations
- Hormone balancing
- Healthy supplements
- Weekly monitoring and weigh-ins
Our custom weight loss programs can help you lose weight safely and quickly – at about a pound a week. Experts and patients agree that medically supervised weight loss is the most effective weight loss method out there.
Why fad diets don’t work
Fad diets may be tempting to undergo because they tout quick weight loss. However, fad diets only focus on calorie intake while neglecting two important aspects of weight loss – exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Fad diets don’t work because they:
- Are impractical
- Deprive your body of nutrients
- Make you more susceptible to weight gain
- Cause you to lose water weight rather than fat
- Don’t focus on long-term weight loss
Fad diets are highly restrictive and rely on cutting out foods to massively restrict calories. A better approach is eating a balanced diet including a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products so you look and feel your best.
Accountability is key
Staying persistent with a weight loss plan is often easier said than done. To keep weight off once and for all, accountability is key.
Our custom weight loss programs start with taking photos of you so you can see your progress every step of the way. When you see physical changes in your body, this helps you stay inspired to keep going.
Andrew has you come in for weekly weigh-ins to track your progress. He takes this time to talk to you about how your program is going and to make any changes so your program not only shows progress but you enjoy it, too.
Get a body you are proud of today with medically supervised weight loss. Call 832-925-3702 to schedule your appointment or book online.
*Individual results may vary