When struggling with your weight, you may find yourself wondering if you are a candidate for medical weight loss. There can be various reasons you have been unsuccessful in reducing your weight and some of them may require more than simple dieting. If any of these factors sound familiar, it might be time to consult with a medical weight loss professional. They can identify your weight loss issues and help you find the solution that’s right for you.
Lack of Appetite Control
While dieting could solve a weight problem for some people, others may lack the ability to control their appetite. Despite serious efforts and good intentions, they find themselves in the refrigerator or pantry and the habit of overeating continues. This can sometimes be more than an issue with willpower or self-control. If you find yourself in this situation, you could be suffering from an eating disorder.
Individuals with eating disorders can not just simply stop overeating. Their struggle goes beyond staying out of the kitchen. Binge eating and other eating disorders require some type of medical weight loss program. These programs can include structured meal plans reinforced by supplements, drug therapy, and counseling.
Have you been diligent in your weight loss efforts by reducing your caloric intake and increasing your exercise but aren’t seeing results? There may be an underlying medical reason for your lack of weight loss. This can be anything from a thyroid condition, which affects the metabolism, to a hormonal imbalance or even depression. Any of these can undermine your weight loss efforts. Only a medical professional can help discover the reason for your lack of success. They may be able to run tests to determine the problem and offer safe and healthy solutions that can lead you toward success.
Additional Medical Conditions
For individuals with certain medical conditions, dieting and weight loss can be particularly challenging. Health conditions that affect a person’s nutritional needs or their metabolism can limit their ability to safely lose weight on their own. A drastic change in their diet can have a negative impact on their other medical condition.
A person with type 2 diabetes may have specific body chemistry issues that come with the diagnosis of diabetes. Those with heart disease have specific nutritional needs as well. These conditions, along with the medications taken for them, can make weight loss particularly challenging. Those with these types of medical conditions should work with a medical professional when trying to lose weight. The physician managing any medical condition a person might have will be able to advise them on the proper course of action to get started on a healthy weight loss plan.
If your weight loss struggle has led to obesity, you should definitely seek the help of a medical professional. Besides the obvious physical signs, obesity and other weight issues are determined by body mass index or BMI. Your BMI is determined by your height and weight. There are various apps and websites available to calculate your BMI. Here are the guidelines for the correlation between your weight and BMI. Keep in mind that these are just basic guidelines. While they don’t take other important factors such as body fat percentage BFP, into consideration a high BMI could provide a much-needed wake-up call.
BMI of 18.5 or less – Underweight
BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 – Normal Weight
BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 – Overweight
BMI over 30.0 – Obese
A BMI in the obese range can mean a person is at a higher risk for chronic conditions and health risks. An individual whose BMI falls over 30.0, putting them in the obese category should consult with their physician or medical weight loss professional. They can both monitor the individual’s health and advise them on the best option to get the weight under control.
Medical Weight Loss in NJ
If you are tired of struggling with your weight with little or no success and are worried it’s taking a toll on your health, it might be time to look into the possibility of medical weight loss.
At Vive Medical Weight Loss, that first step starts at your consultation. Dr. Pinto’s philosophy is to give you the jumpstart you need to achieve and then maintain a healthy weight. Our comprehensive weight loss program is tailored to your individual needs. Don’t wait any longer. Your health and well-being are too important. Schedule your consultation today.