Not many people are born with perfect bodies — and if you’re struggling with your body image, it takes a toll on you. Extra weight can have many negative consequences not only on your self-esteem, but on your health as well. But losing weight isn’t always easy, even with dieting and exercise.
Dr. Lori Scott is an expert in weight loss. At her practice, Lori Scott Family Care, she not only takes care of your health, she discusses your goals for the body you’d like to have. Dr. Scott then tailors a weight loss program specifically to you.
How weight affects your health
If your clothing is a little more snug than usual, you might have put on a few extra pounds. While your weight does fluctuate a little bit from day to day, it should stay about the same. So if you’re feeling like your clothes just don’t fit anymore, you’ve probably gained some weight.
Excess weight is hard on your self esteem, but also hard on your entire body as well. Not only does it make your body work harder, it can lead to chronic diseases such as:
While some of these conditions may be hereditary or caused by another means, obesity and excess weight puts you at a much higher risk for these issues.
Not only does being overweight put you at risk for serious medical issues, it also wreaks havoc on your joints as well. You might have a really hard time getting around or have constant pain in your joints.
Even though it’s not easy, losing weight is one of your best chances to get healthy and keep your body in good working order. However, shedding the pounds is usually easier said than done. If you’ve tried several methods without success, medical weight loss may be a good option.
Medical weight loss can help
Even though you know losing weight is what you need to do, it doesn’t make it any easier. Dieting and exercise are where many people start, but it just might not work for you. Your body is different from everyone else, which is why you may need a customized approach to weight loss.
Dr. Scott understands that you need a specific plan to kickstart your body into losing weight. She gives you a personalized approach to help you reach your goals. During your consultation, she’ll discuss how much weight you’d like to lose, and may order blood work to assess your overall health.
Medical weight loss offers a lot of things that you wouldn’t get if you go at it on your own. For example, Dr. Scott gives you the accountability you need by checking in weekly to see your progress.
There are a lot of components to medical weight loss, all of which are in place to ensure your success. For example, Dr. Scott offers several key weight loss components, including:
- Specialized coaching
- Healthy meal plans
- Medication to suppress your appetite
- Vitamin B12 injections
- Check-ins to measure progress
Another option that Dr. Scott offers to help you lose unwanted pounds is the hCG diet. This diet requires you to get daily injections of hCG, which is the hormone that’s produced during pregnancy.
hCG helps you burn excess fat quicker and more efficiently, because it speeds up your metabolism. You’ll only be allowed to eat about 500 calories per day, but the hormone helps you feel full and satisfied so you can get rid of the excess weight.
The hCG diet regimen lasts about six weeks or so, and should give you the jumpstart you need to finally get your weight on track.
Dr. Scott helps you cut your weight for good using a variety of proven medical treatments. If you’re struggling to lose excess weight, don’t lose hope; medical weight loss could be just the key to your success.
When you’re ready to take the plunge and finally shed the excess pounds, call our office at 252-238-7079. You can also book a consultation online today.