Summertime is a great time to enjoy the weather and eat delicious barbeque food at various get-togethers. By the end of the season, you may notice that your pants are a little snug and you’ve packed on a few pounds. With the holidays approaching, you want to get rid of the excess weight — and fast.
Dr. Lori Scott and the team at Lori Scott Family Care in Kinston, North Carolina, are ready to help you meet your weight loss goals. Whether you’re looking to lose 10 or 50 pounds, Dr. Scott has the expertise and tools to help you achieve the body you’ve been dreaming of.
Why weight loss is important
When you’re overweight, it negatively affects your self-esteem and makes it difficult to enjoy getting dressed up or going for a night out with friends. However, obesity affects more than just that.
Excess weight takes a toll on your physical health. For instance, the extra pounds negatively impact your joints, leading to breakdown and injury. In fact, people who are overweight are more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis and other joint problems.
Obesity also increases your risk for other health conditions that are more severe, including:
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Certain types of cancer
Your BMI, or body mass index, is one of the tools Dr. Scott uses to determine your overall body fat and health. If your BMI is over 25, you’re considered to be overweight. When your BMI passes 30, you’re considered obese.
Get started on your weight loss journey now
It’s the end of summer, so if you want to shape up before those holiday parties and the yearly Christmas card picture, don’t wait to get started. Adopting a healthy diet and exercise plan is a great way to begin.
Adding some physical activity into your daily routine is a perfect lifestyle change to kick off your transformation. You don’t even have to buy expensive equipment or join an extreme fitness class; just walking daily or incorporating yoga into your routine is a good start to shedding excess weight.
However, you also must learn to overhaul your eating habits. This means cutting back on sugary, refined processed foods and incorporating healthier dietary habits.
Adding in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins is the best way to lose weight. You also want to keep an eye on your calorie intake to make sure you’re not overeating.
But even with added exercise and the right diet, you may still be struggling to get rid of your excess weight. This is where Dr. Scott’s medical weight loss program can help.
Medical weight loss works
Struggling to lose weight can cause a downward spiral that starts in the pantry, and ends at the bottom of the ice cream container. If you’re having a difficult time shedding unwanted pounds, Dr. Scott and her team offer personalized weight loss plans.
With years of experience helping patients lose weight, she can help you figure out what works for you. Along with nutritional and exercise guidance, she may recommend appetite suppressant medications, B12 injections, or the hCG diet regimen — or a combination of these treatments.
Undergoing a medical weight loss program rather than continually trying, and failing, to lose weight on your own really works. It allows Dr. Scott to keep tabs on your progress and keep you on track for the big holiday reveal. She offers personalized coaching and weekly check-ins to keep you accountable and allow you to see your progress.
If you want to reveal a slimmer, healthier you this holiday season, don’t hesitate to call our office today at 252-238-7079 to schedule a consultation. You may also book an appointment online.