Lose the Weight to Regain Your Health
When you have been overweight for years, or maybe all of your life, the typical diet and exercise advice for weight loss doesn’t work. You need a physician-directed weight loss program that addresses the underlying reasons for being overweight and provides individualized attention. Many times, there are nutritional, hormonal, and emotional causes for weight gain and the inability to lose weight.
A medical weight loss program is designed to promote healthy weight loss at a slow and steady rate while we monitor your progress and health changes. Regardless of what you weigh today, the staff at All Seasons Family Health Care in Wasilla, Alaska will guide you to a healthier weight. With our help, you’ll be able to finally lose the weight and keep it off!
First, you’ll meet with one of our nurse practitioners or physician for a complete physical.
We’ll record your current weight and measurements and overall health condition, and discuss realistic goals for weight loss over the next several weeks or months. Based on your personal health history, we can perform the necessary lab tests to gain a better understanding of what may be contributing to your weight.
Getting your hormones and nutrition in check is critical if you want to lose weight once and for all.
Hormones, for one, can affect your metabolism and make you feel bloated, moody, tired, and unmotivated. If you have a lot of stress in your life combined with a poor diet and belly fat, your hormones are almost always out of balance. If needed, we can give you bioidentical hormones to address the issues.
Next, you’ll meet with a dietician to discuss nutritional needs.
Our dietician has expertise you won’t find elsewhere. The way your body processes food is also influenced by hormones, so knowing what foods to eat and what to avoid based on your health profile can make a big difference in how successful you will be. A dietician can explain how to choose nutritional foods that will provide energy your body can use to burn off excess fat. The dietician can also recommend appropriate exercises to promote weight loss throughout every stage of the program.
If needed, we can prescribe medications to assist with your weight loss goals.
Appetite suppressants can be very useful in the early stages of weight loss and they can help with maintaining your weight after the program. The weight loss medications we tend to prescribe are phentermine, Belviq®, and Contrave®. When taken with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity, these drugs can treat obesity, especially in patients with weight-related medical problems.
Losing excess fat has many health benefits.
You’ll experience more energy, less joint pain, and less risk of chronic, life-threatening illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and some cancers. Don’t hesitate – call All Seasons Family Health Care today at (907) 376-4644.