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With Medical Assisted Weight Loss, You Can Forego Fad Failure

June 13, 2022

The struggle is real, but Medical Assisted Weight Loss could be the answer! Wanting and needing to lose weight has an impact on both mental health and physical well-being. Even ten extra pounds can add strain to joints and affect your #HealthyMobility. But you are not alone.

Did you know that every year, about 45 million Americans turn to diets to try to lose weight, a number the CDC says continues to rise. But despite those good intentions, roughly two-thirds of Americans still struggle with being overweight or obese, increasing their risks of serious medical problems.

Keto, Subway, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free…. So many options and fads. And yes, they may work initially, but maintaining a lifestyle needs more than short term weight loss. Consider that for those who do manage to drop those excess pounds, the struggle isn’t over. Data show as many as 90% of people who lose a significant amount of weight wind up gaining most of it back. You can only eat so much celery and broccoli, right?

But there is hope. Medical assisted weight loss programs provide a safe, effective alternative to traditional dieting on your own. At Spruce Health Group, our team works with patients to develop a medical weight loss plan custom to each patient’s needs. Our providers are certified in medical assisted weight loss. We design a plan that works with each patient’s unique medical history and lifestyle. This custom approach really works to help patients achieve their weight-loss goals, which in turn enables overall better health. And if you need ongoing support to maintain that weight loss, we are here for you with the support you need to maintain your new #HealthyLiving lifestyle.

Fad Failure

Commercial and Fad diet plans are designed with the general population in mind. They need to use a very generalized approach to weight loss. The problem with that approach is that different people lose weight differently. And plenty of people gain weight differently — or for different reasons.

Of course, eating habits and physical activity play critical roles in weight management as well. As do your underlying health challenges, nutritional profile, age, and even your genetics.

Fad and commercial diet plans aren’t really designed to take those individual differences into account. That is a key reason why many of these diets just won’t work consistently and over time. Then over time, multiple unsuccessful diets leave many people feeling frustrated and hopeless.

How medical weight loss works

Medical weight loss takes a different approach right from the start. Instead of the broad, one-size-fits-all approach of commercial diets, medical weight loss is entirely customized, based not just on your weight-loss goals but on your medical history, health and lifestyle needs, and nutritional profile.

Our team begins by evaluating your health history and performing an exam, sometimes accompanied by lab work. Nutritional assessments help identify deficiencies that could be driving unhealthy cravings or interfering with weight loss. Then, we’ll work with you to create a weight-loss plan designed for your success.

In addition to healthy eating and exercise focused on your preferences, your plan may include prescription options or OTC nutritional supplements. Regular check-ins with goal monitoring, and periodic nutrient testing help to maintain optimal wellness. Every plan includes the ongoing medical support to help you stay motivated and on track. We even help you work with handy apps to track your progress and keep you on goal.

In addition to achieving a healthy weight, the overarching goals of your medical weight-loss plan are to help you adopt healthy behaviors you’ll want to maintain.

You can absolutely lose the weight!

Having a medical assisted weight loss plan designed to work for your needs is essential to successfully losing weight and keeping it off. To learn how our certified providers can develop a plan to help you achieve your goals, book an appointment online today.