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Customized Weight Loss Programs Specialist

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Southwest Family Medicine Associates

Family Medicine Physicians & Physician Assistants located in Dallas, TX

If you struggle to lose weight, or if you’re on that classic roller coaster of losing and regaining weight, it’s time to consider a customized weight loss program. Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas offers diverse weight loss programs that are individualized to fit your goals and lifestyle. You also get access to nutrition counseling and the emotional support you need to succeed. Don’t wait to get started — To schedule a free consultation on our weight loss program click the request appointment button today and select Elizabeth (Lizzy) Long, our wellness coordinator. You can also text our office at 214.393.6863 or email Lizzy directly at elizabeth@southwestfamilymed.com or call our main office number at 214.393.2940.

Customized Weight Loss Programs Q & A

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Why is nutrition counseling the first step toward weight loss?

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.

Can you choose the program that is best for you?

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:

Meal replacements

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.

Herbal supplements

These improve nutrition and boost metabolism. Two supplements to help with natural weight loss that may be incorporated into your program are:

  • EndoTrimTM for fat loss, controlling appetite and cravings, balancing blood sugar, and improving metabolism; you should take it with food
  • Thermo-EFxTM helps increase your body’s metabolism without causing any stimulant-associated side effects; it contains bitter orange extract with green tea extract (decaffeinated)

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.

Skinny Shot

Skinny Shots, or Lipotropic injections, are a mixture of B vitamins, amino acids, and lipotropic agents. They are used to help patients with generalized weight loss by boosting energy and metabolism and increasing removal of fat from the body. The Skinny shot is a special formula of liver supporting nutrients that can help with energy, fat metabolism, and hormone balance, which are all key liver functions.

Lipotropic injections

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.

Long-term maintenance

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.


How can you begin a customized weight loss program?

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.

To book an appointment for our customized weight loss service, please select Elizabeth (Lizzy) Long - Wellness Coordinator on the appointment request form