How Does Medical Weight Loss Differ From Other Diet Programs?

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For many men and women, losing weight is one of the most difficult and frustrating challenges they will face. In fact, some people struggle to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight for their entire lives. While there are countless diet programs and weight loss methods on the market today, it can be virtually impossible to achieve and maintain your ideal results without the support and care of a medical expert. Board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson (aka Dr. Christy) and the knowledgeable team at Body Bar MD are proud to offer personalized medical weight loss solutions in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN to help you reach your goals. Discover more about medical weight loss here, including how it works and why it may be a better option than your current diet program.

What is the best diet plan for weight loss?

There are countless diet and weight loss plans available today, many of which seem too good to be true. Regardless of the specific details of each diet plan, achieving or maintaining your weight loss goals with these methods is often impossible. This is due in part to the fact that self-guided weight loss presents a number of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including a lack of proper education and support. Additionally, weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all process, and most men and women benefit more through a customized approach to losing weight. For these patients, medical weight loss may be an ideal solution.

What is supervised weight loss?

Medical weight loss programs, sometimes referred to as supervised weight loss, are customizable solutions that work to help patients reach their weight loss goals by addressing a full scope of concerns, including:

  • Current weight
  • Cause of weight gain
  • Obstacles hindering weight loss
  • Genetics/heredity
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Underlying conditions
  • Medications
  • Psychological factors, such as food addiction
  • Inability to stick to a diet plan

What does a medical weight loss program include?

One of the most beneficial aspects of medically supervised weight loss is that it can be completely customized to meet the needs, goals, and personal factors of each patient’s case. With routine monitoring, progress evaluation, and compassionate support, medical weight loss offers patients the unique opportunity to approach weight loss with the confidence and guidance they need to succeed. Depending on a patient’s specific needs and situation, a medical weight loss program may include:

  • Personalized diet plan
  • Customized healthy exercise/fitness plan
  • Behavioral therapy/behavior modification
  • Counseling
  • Progress evaluation
  • Routine monitoring
  • Emotional support
  • Weight loss medications

During your initial consultation for medical weight loss in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN, Dr. Christy will take a thorough health history, including previous weight loss efforts and diet programs you may have attempted, and perform any necessary studies – such as blood work, imaging, and cardiac tests – to determine your eligibility for medically supervised weight loss. With the help of the revolutionary InBody 720 body measurement scanner, Dr. Christy will be able to custom tailor your weight loss plan to meet your exact physiologic needs.

For some patients, Dr. Christy may also recommend the addition of the highly popular Robard New Direction nutritional products, which can be delivered straight to your door for added convenience.

Set yourself up for success with medically supervised weight loss in Indiana

If you are frustrated with yo-yo dieting and can’t seem to achieve or maintain the weight loss results you are desperate for, medical weight loss may be right for you. Whether you are in need of a full body transformation or simply need help living a healthy lifestyle so you can keep off those last few pounds, medical weight loss expert Dr. Christy is here to help. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of medical weight loss, call either of Body Bar MD’s convenient locations in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson today. We look forward to helping you live and love the life you deserve!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.