Being overweight or obese can put you at risk of developing serious health problems and can negatively many different areas of your life. While diet and physical activity play a fundamental role in helping you lose weight, not everyone succeeds with will power alone. Many diets may promise quick and dramatic results through heavy calorie restriction, but these will have only short-term success. As soon as you return to eating normally, weight lost tends to come back on, and this can be incredibly disheartening.
If you are looking for a long-term and sustainable weight management, a medical weight loss programme could be the answer for you. The Slimming Clinic offers Doctor led weight loss plans supported by experienced and motivating clinic teams.
Medical weight loss programmes such as those on offer at The Slimming Clinic use medical knowledge backed up by evidence-based research to create a personalised weight loss plans that can be sustained in the long run through maintaining a gradual yet consistent weight management strategy.
How Medical Weight Loss Programmes Work
At The Slimming Clinic our medical weight loss programmes incorporate a team of certified and registered Doctors with years of experience in weight and obesity management. We know that everyone is unique, and this makes every weight loss programme we create individual and personalised.
The programme starts with a free 1-to-1 consultation with one of our licensed Doctors. During the visit, the Doctor will find out more about your history of weight loss attempts and discuss your current diet and lifestyle. They will also conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history and current health. This will allow them to design a programme that best fits your needs. The programmes include prescription medications, if medically suitable, supportive supplements and focused advice, tools and resources to aid diet and lifestyle changes. The prescription medications available at The Slimming Clinic include appetite reducing tablets and injections and dietary fat blocker tablets which the doctor will assess your suitability for.
Benefits of Medical Weight Loss Programmes
1. Personalised Weight Loss
When it comes to weight loss, there is not one solution for all. Your body is as unique as your personality, and this means that what worked for your friend is not guaranteed to work for you too. Your body may work differently and need a different approach. The benefit of a medical weight loss programme is that it is based on the creation of an individualised weight loss plan.
With personalised weight loss, the Doctor evaluates your medical needs. The evaluation includes your current weight, diet, lifestyle, and activity level. With this information, the Doctor can set realistic weight loss goals for you and follow up during your scheduled weekly check-ins to ensure that you remain on the right path. When traditional approaches such as diet changes and exercise don’t seem to work, your Doctor can include approved and safe medical prescriptions and carefully monitor your progress.
2. Focus on Weight Management Rather than Weight Loss
Many diets can give you quick results, but they don’t often work in the long run. If you’re lucky enough to lose weight, chances are that you will soon tire of the restrictive diet and go back to your normal eating habits. When this happens, the weight tends to come back, forcing you to start all over again.
Medical weight loss programmes help you get out of this cycle. Your weight loss team gives you all the support you need, and even when the results are coming in slowly, there is a high likelihood that the plan will work in the long run. Instead of restricting your diet, you will be offered advice on changes to your diet plan depending on what your needs and preferences are.
3. Emotional Support
Aside from physical support, your weight loss team also offers emotional support to help you through the journey. If you suffer from chronic weight fluctuations, or the weight stubbornly refuses to go away, emotional support can go a long way in making the journey easier.
If you have dieted alone before, you may have found you didn’t have the emotional support you needed. Medical weight loss takes care of this issue by offering you a chance to talk to your Doctor and other experienced members of the team and address what’s not working. Tackling your emotional challenges ensure that you don’t resort to overeating when things get complicated.
If you have been struggling with weight loss, and other options you’ve tried don’t seem to work, it may be time to consider a different approach. Choosing a medical weight loss programme can be the start of a successful weight loss journey that ends in you achieving and maintaining your target weight. The key is choosing a programme that uses approved medical solutions and one with specialist expertise and thousands of successful patients each year.
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