5 Reasons to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program

Nearly 40% of Americans are obese. Being overweight or obese means you’re carrying extra pounds that are putting increased strain on your whole body. Everyone knows that being overweight or obese isn’t healthy, but losing weight is far from easy.

Most people who have tried to lose weight know that it takes dedication, eating right, and getting exercise. To lose weight and keep it off long-term requires lifestyle changes, and it’s hard to do it alone. That’s where medical weight loss comes in. 

At Open Water Medical, Kerry Willis, MD, and our team offer comprehensive medical weight loss management programs to people who are looking to lose weight and change their lives. Weight loss programs at Open Water Medical address every aspect of health, including diet, exercise, and behavioral habits, to help you lose weight successfully. 

If you’ve struggled to lose weight in the past, medical weight loss could be for you. Make an appointment at one of our clinics located in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North

Carolina, by phone or online, and take a moment now to find out the top five reasons to consider medical weight loss management.

1. Your weight loss plan is customized for your needs

When you start a medical weight loss program at Open Water Medical, we begin with a full exam and discussion of your medical history, lifestyle habits, and goals. We work with you to develop realistic goals for your weight loss journey, and we help you stick to them along the way.

We evaluate any preexisting health conditions to make sure changes to your diet and activity levels are safe. Some medications can impact your ability to lose weight, so we look at everything that’s influencing your body so we clearly understand where you’re starting.

2. You get personalized diet and exercise recommendations

Medical weight loss management is customized for you. Our team of experts develops a nutrition plan to support your weight loss goals. In some cases, appetite suppressants or nutritional supplements are recommended.

For physical activity, we develop a plan that’s safe and effective for you. We can tailor your exercise recommendations to your interests, so you aren’t stuck doing a workout you dislike. Personalized diet and exercise plans help you change your lifestyle so it’s easier to keep the weight off once you lose it.

3. You don’t have to worry about fad diets and workouts that don’t work

Losing weight isn’t easy, and there are plenty of trendy diets and exercise programs around. The problem with fad diets and workouts is that they just aren’t sustainable long-term. More often than not, you lose some weight with the latest diet or workout regime, but as soon as you stop, you gain the weight back.

Medical weight loss is personalized for you so you can lose weight and keep it off. It includes a diet plan that fits into your life and gives your body the nutrients it needs so you can continue eating healthy for years to come. For exercise, you get customized recommendations that are adapted to your body and your goals.  

4. A weight loss program gives you accountability

One of the best benefits of a medically supervised weight loss program at Open Water Medical is that you’re not alone in your journey. One of the tough things about losing weight is the challenge to change lifestyle habits. We’re here to give you the support you need to achieve success. 

Your medical weight loss program includes the education and support you need to make permanent changes in your life. Accountability with our team helps you overcome challenges and work toward your goals. If something isn’t working, we’re here to help 

5. Losing weight improves health

If you’re overweight or obese, the extra weight takes its toll on your body and your health. Losing just a few pounds can make a significant difference for your health. Losing weight helps you prevent or manage a wide variety of health conditions, from diabetes and heart disease to high blood pressure and arthritis. 

By achieving a healthy weight, you take extra strain off of your joints, organs, and muscles. Losing weight can improve your quality of sleep and fertility, and it’s helpful in managing anxiety and depression. 

Are you ready to change your life by losing the weight and keeping it off? Dr. Willis and our team are ready to help you. Request an appointment using our convenient online booking feature, give us a call, or send us a message here on our website any time. 

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