What Is Medical Weight Loss?
No matter how old or young you are, carrying excess weight takes a toll on the body and can lead to a large number of health problems and complications over time. Whether you're classified as overweight, obese, morbidly obese, or are within a normal range but still have some weight you would like to lose, our team at Gard Wellness Solutions is here to help. Losing weight on your own can be hard and may lead you to develop unhealthy habits. But when you place your trust in a capable team, we can give you all of the tools, guidance, and medical options you need to achieve your goals in a healthy way. Whether it's nutritional counseling and a personalized exercise program or semaglutide weight loss injections, we're here to help you begin your weight loss journey. Give our office in West Palm Beach, FL a call and get ready for your first step to a slimmer, healthier you.
Am I A Candidate For Medical Weight Loss?
A personalized medical weight loss treatment program at Gard Wellness Solutions can benefit both men and women who are struggling to lose those extra pounds. Typical candidates are:
- 18 — 65 years old
- Haven't achieved results with diet and exercise alone
- Have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher
- Have a BMI of 27 or higher with a weight-related condition (diabetes, heart disease, etc.)
- Want to lose 20 or more pounds
- Are ready to make a positive change
What are the benefits?
Patients who pursue medical weight loss at Gard Wellness Solutions thank us for a number of benefits from this journey, including:
- Lowering the risk of other chronic illnesses and weight-associated diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes
- Ability to achieve weight and fitness goals that were infeasible alone
- Individualized weight-loss plan designed by professionals for your specific lifestyle
- Privacy-protected accountability and support with your weight-loss team
How Is medical weight loss performed?
Once you've decided that you're ready to begin your medical weight loss journey, you will attend a consultation with a member of our team. During this appointment, we will perform a thorough assessment of your current health and learn about your needs and goals. This may require having blood work done and determining the underlying causes of your weight gain. Using this information, we will design a personalized weight loss program based on your nutrition, diet, and exercise needs. We also offer semaglutide injections as part of our medical weight loss program along with Vitamin B12 and other injections.
What Are Semaglutide Injections?
Semaglutide injections are an appetite suppressant used in tandem with a healthy low-calorie diet and exercise program to achieve enhanced weight loss results. It is not a drug or habit-forming, but rather semaglutide mimics a natural peptide that controls hunger and appetite in the brain. Given weekly, semaglutide injections, often paired with B12, reduce hunger while boosting energy levels. Research studies on people with obesity showed a 15% loss of body weight in 68 weeks while taking weekly semaglutide shots. Some study participants even saw up to a 20% reduction in body weight. As part of a supervised medical weight loss program at Gard Wellness Solutions, patients may achieve even better results in less time.
What Should I Expect After Starting Medical Weight Loss?
After you start your program under the advice of the team at Gard Wellness Solutions, we will closely monitor your health and progress and will make adjustments as needed. Our team is here to help you make your goals as attainable as possible. If you are achieving your desired results, we will continue your plan as long as is necessary. After you successfully reach your goals or target weight, our focus will turn to maintaining your new, healthier lifestyle and your follow-up visits will occur less frequently.
Medical Weight Loss FAQ
How is medical weight loss different than a normal diet plan?
A medical weight loss program is personalized for your health and weight loss goals by an experienced doctor. It will include a diet and exercise plan supported by metabolic testing and diagnostics, and nutritional supplements. It may also include semaglutide injections with a healthy low-calorie diet and/or other injections to help you reach your target weight.
Is medical weight loss safe?
When medical weight loss is directed and supervised by experienced physicians like our team of doctors at Gard Wellness Solutions, it is very safe and effective. Your directing doctor will formulate a customized plan that takes into account your personal health needs, monitor and manage your progress, make adjustments if necessary, and provide the direction and encouragement to help you safely reach your weight loss goals.
Does medical weight loss work?
One of the major stumbling blocks of regular diets is that you're doing it on your own. With a medical weight loss program at Gard Wellness Solutions, you'll have the support and expertise of an experienced physician. They'll help design your plan for optimal results, monitor your progress, and help ensure that your stay on track to reach your goal. Many patients have used medical weight loss to successfully shed stubborn pounds when normal dieting and exercise programs have failed to achieve the desired results.
What is the best way to sustain results from medical weight loss?
Following the conclusion of your medical weight loss plan, it is vital that you stick to your newfound healthier lifestyle. This means adhering to a healthy diet and exercise routine. You might also want to keep taking nutritional supplements, receiving B12 injections, and taking care to oversee and treat any present medical conditions.
What is a good rate of weight loss?
Typically, many West Palm Beach, FL men and women will observe the most drastic amount of weight loss at the beginning of their medical weight loss plan. An expected rate is dropping between 1 – 2 pounds a week. After you have attained your ideal weight, the team at Gard Wellness Solutions can provide recommendations for how to hold onto your new weight.
How can medical weight loss improve my health?
Medical weight loss programs at Gard Wellness Solutions are designed to get rid of excess pounds, which in turn can boost your overall health. In addition to lowering the risk of chronic diseases, weight loss can improve your cardiovascular health by lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Carrying too much weight can also put a lot of pressure on the joints, so losing unwanted pounds can alleviate any joint pain you have.
Losing Weight The Healthy Way
Losing weight can be incredibly difficult and requires the utmost effort and care, but with our team's help, you don't have to do it alone. Bryan Gard, PA-C and his team at Gard Wellness Solutions are here to help you achieve your health and body goals using only healthy and effective approaches. If you're ready to take on your weight loss journey with a team of medical professionals at your side, contact our office in West Palm Beach, FL, and schedule your consultation.
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