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4 Physician-Backed Weight Loss Strategies

Losing weight isn't something that happens overnight. It takes time and commitment to a healthier lifestyle to achieve long-term success. But taking control of your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

When you're ready to shed excess weight, you want it gone as soon as possible. However, that can be more challenging than you'd like. Struggling to lose weight isn't uncommon, but if you're serious about changing your life, you can get professional help to jump-start your weight loss and then keep you on track.

Dr. Lori Scott and the Lori Scott Family Care team are ready to help you reach your weight goals. Dr. Scott offers personalized weight loss programs and industry-backed treatments that allow you to achieve weight loss success.

Why lose weight?

Obesity is a growing problem that’s affecting millions of people worldwide. It's not only an appearance or confidence issue – excess fat and weight also create problems with your medical health and may lead to chronic health problems, including:

Losing weight is an effective strategy for managing your long-term well-being. Shedding even a small amount of weight reduces your risk for chronic medical conditions. And looking and feeling better go a long way in improving your mental health, too.

Four effective weight loss strategies

Sometimes, you need help to achieve your weight goals. If dieting and hitting the gym aren't doing enough to give you the boost you need, Dr. Scott creates a personalized program to help you lose the weight. Here, we outline four physician-backed strategies for success.

1. Meal planning

The most significant aspect of losing weight is your diet and what you eat. You can't expect to shed the pounds by eating doughnuts daily and snacking after every meal.

Knowing what to eat for weight loss isn’t cut and dried, and what works for one person may not help another succeed. This is where professional meal planning comes into play. Dr. Scott evaluates your health and aspirations to give you a meal plan that suits your tastes and physical needs.

She explicitly formulates the plan to include the calories and nutrients you require to maintain a healthy body and to achieve weight loss success.

2. Regular exercise

A calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss. Part of a caloric deficit is eating less. The other part is getting enough physical activity to burn more calories than you consume.

Regular exercise helps you feel better and sleep better and provides your body the energy it needs to burn fat and cut weight. You can choose any type of physical activity — including swimming, biking, or lifting weights — to create a caloric deficit. The key is choosing activities you enjoy so you’re moving regularly.

3. Appetite suppressants

If you're struggling to get your eating under control, prescription appetite suppressants are extremely helpful. Dr. Scott evaluates your needs and incorporates appetite suppressants into your weight loss plan so you feel hungry less often and can quickly shed pounds. Seeing results helps spur you to follow through on your nutrition and exercise plans.

4. Tracking your progress

Keeping track of your progress is one of the best ways to ensure success in any weight loss effort. Dr. Scott offers weight loss coaching, including weekly weigh-ins, bloodwork, and accountability checks, so you stay on track and can see your progress along the way.

Keeping the weight off

Dr. Scott often utilizes all of these physician-backed strategies to ensure optimal results and weight loss success. They have stood the test of time and have allowed many people to lose significant weight to improve their health.

Losing those pounds is a great start, but keeping it off for the long haul is tricky. Weight loss involves a lifelong commitment to living a healthier life. The most significant aspect of keeping the weight off long-term is changing how you live — eating well and maintaining a healthy physical activity level.

Weight loss is only as permanent as the changes you make. If you commit to eating healthy, exercising, watching your sugar and alcohol intake, and getting enough sleep, you have an excellent chance of keeping your results and being happy with your body and your health.

Dr. Scott wants every patient to succeed in losing weight. She provides customized medical weight loss plans and personalized coaching to help you achieve a slimmer, healthier body for years to come.

If you’re ready to lose weight with the help of an experienced physician, call Lori Scott Family Care today at 252-513-1749 or request a consultation on our website.

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