While there are many different approaches to weight loss, they all depend on consuming fewer calories than your body burns for energy. When you reduce calories, you face the challenge of getting all the nutrients you need from less food. That’s why the nutrition specialists at Southwest Family Medicine Associates have such essential roles in your weight loss success.
Your weight loss program begins with a complete nutrition assessment and medical history, followed by a discussion about your weight loss goals, lifestyle, and how you’ve tried to lose weight in the past. Every weight loss program is individualized to serve your unique needs and to realistically fit your lifestyle. The nutritionists understand that losing weight is a complex challenge, so they work with you to find an appropriate solution.
Absolutely. The team at Southwest Family Medicine Associates offers diverse weight loss options so you can choose a program that’s best for you, such as:
These products reduce calorie intake while providing balanced nutrition with healthy ingredients. PaleoMeal® from Designs for Health is a nutrient-rich powdered meal replacement designed to help promote optimal intake of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. It is different from over-the-counter protein meal replacements because it’s sweetened with stevia, so there is no increased sugar. This is a cost effective program that allows you to lose weight in a controlled, consistent manner.
These improve nutrition and boost metabolism. Two supplements to help with natural weight loss that may be incorporated into your program are:
hCG weight loss protocol
This is a very-low-calorie diet plus treatment with oral or injected human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which facilitates rapid weight loss and promotes fat burning.
This treatment contains natural substances that help increase metabolism and burn more calories.
Medically-supervised weight loss
This very-low-calorie program uses meal replacements, requires routine lab work, and must be done under the supervision of Dr. Dharma and nurse practitioner Angela Kemp.
Detox cleansing programs
These individualized plans use elimination diets, nutritional supplements, and cleansing shakes to alleviate fatigue, stress, allergies, headaches, and other long-standing problems.
No matter how you lose weight, keeping it off depends on learning about portion control and choosing healthy foods. On this plan, you learn everything you need to know to maintain your weight loss. Cheri, a clinical nutritionist, works with you to help you modify your diet, with small attainable weekly goals that result in slow, sustainable weight loss.
When you’re ready to lose weight, just call Southwest Family Medicine Associates and ask to schedule a free consultation with Elizabeth Long, the health and wellness coordinator. She talks with you about your goals and which program can help you successfully lose weight.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!