Why is it important to achieve a healthy body weight?
Obesity is a major health concern that puts you at greater risk for a number of serious conditions including:
Peripheral vascular disease
Losing even just 5-10% of your weight when you’re overweight or obese can make a positive change in many health markers. Learn more about the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight at the American Heart Association (AHA).
Why is weight-loss hard to achieve on my own?
Weight loss isn’t a goal you should approach on your own. It’s hard to know the best diet plan or exercise routine that’s right for your goals. Diets often claim that to lose weight, all you need to do is eat fewer calories than you burn, but this imbalance between caloric intake and energy expenditure is only a partial solution. Evidence suggests that being overweight can also result from hormonal imbalances and certain medications, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, genetic, and environmental factors. Increasing physiologic, biochemical, and genetic evidence suggests that losing weight doesn’t just come down to willpower, as is sometimes implied. Obesity is a complex disorder of appetite regulation and energy metabolism that requires medical intervention to overcome.
What are the benefits of a medical weight loss program?
Losing weight can help improve your self-esteem and your energy levels. A medically supported program can also reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease or reduce its severity if you suffer from one. Here at AllCare, Dr. Gerace can help you manage any medical issues as you lose weight, including your prescription medications, chronic conditions, and dietary restrictions. This practice provides the support and accountability that helps you persevere through stress, plateaus, and challenges that inevitably arise. With a customized weight-loss program and the medical knowledge of Dr. Gerace, you will successfully lose fat more quickly than generic approaches with a safe and manageable plan.