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Weight Loss Specialist

Open Water Medical

Family Medicine located in Beaufort, NC, Morehead City, NC, Zebulon, NC & Goldsboro, NC

For many Americans, losing weight is the most powerful way to boost health and wellness. The team at Open Water Medical in Beaufort and Morehead City, North Carolina, offers medically-supervised weight loss, an approach that can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight without fad diets or dangerous practices. If you’re ready to achieve your best possible life, book a consultation today, online or by phone.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is losing weight so important?

Being significantly overweight or obese places an enormous strain on your body, and virtually all of your systems and organs are negatively affected, and wide-ranging health problems can result.

Some of the risks of being overweight or obese include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Fertility issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Certain cancers

There is virtually no part of your health and wellness that is not adversely affected by carrying too much extra weight.

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

Everyone who struggles with weight has a unique experience. Far too many believe that losing weight is simply a matter of willpower. In reality, weight loss is a far more complex issue.

One problem involves the changes our culture has undergone in regard to lifestyle and food supply. Not so long ago Americans were moving around more throughout each day and eating the majority of their meals at home.

Today, many men and women spend the bulk of their day sitting in front of a computer screen or television. Meals are often eaten in restaurants, through take-out, or fast food. The quality of that food has also changed, with far more processed foods and additives in the mix.

There is also a huge industry built around weight loss, often delivering conflicting information or shoddy science. It’s no wonder the average person is unclear about the right way to lose weight and maintain those results.

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

At Open Water Medical you have access to a team of health professionals with the knowledge and training needed to help you define and reach your weight loss goals. Every aspect of the program places your health as the central focus.

You’ll begin with a complete health assessment to make sure your body is capable of adapting to increased exercise and dietary changes. A review of current medications is part of that process, as some drugs could make it hard to lose weight.

Next, you receive a customized diet plan and exercise guidelines. Medications may play a role in controlling your appetite. Nutritional supplements can also help your body get what it needs to thrive.

As you move forward, the team continues to monitor your health and progress. You’ll always have access to professionals if a question or concern arises.

When you’re ready to begin a successful weight loss program, scheduling is as simple as a phone call to Open Water Medical or a visit to the online scheduling tool.