Triad Primary Care
Primary Care Internal Medicine & Urgent Care located in Greensboro, NC
Weight challenges can be tricky to navigate, especially if you feel you’ve already tried many of the most popular diet and exercise plans. The expert providers at Triad Primary Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, provide medical weight loss plans that include personalized guidance and evidence-based strategies. To schedule a consultation, call Triad Primary Care or book an appointment online today.
Medical Weight Loss Q&A
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is a customizable service you can get at Triad Primary Care if you experience weight challenges. Extra body fat puts you at an increased risk of a range of health conditions and concerns, including high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease.
While not everyone needs a physician’s help losing weight, independent attempts may lead to impermanent results, nutritional deficiencies, or disordered eating habits. With professional medical guidance, you can be sure you’re on the right track to healthy weight loss with results you can sustain through long-term changes to your habits and diet.
During your consultation at Triad Primary Care for medical weight loss, your provider evaluates your current state of health and your habits and diet. Then, they build your personalized medical weight loss plan to cater to your individual needs. They support you with regular visits as you take part in your medical weight loss plan.
What are the advantages of medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss sets you up for immediate and long-term health benefits. While there are other common approaches for weight loss out there, including crash diets, supplements, and workout plans, many of them do not have the backing of legitimate research or do not work for everyone.
Medical weight loss recognizes that a one-size-fits-all approach does not account for individual differences. Your provider at Triad Primary Care develops a plan that suits you and can even address complications that you already have related to your weight.
What should I expect from my medical weight loss plan?
After your initial medical weight loss consultation and pre-treatment evaluation, your provider takes the time to organize recommendations based on your current health and preferences. Your custom weight loss plan may involve a combination of:
Changing your diet to include a balance of vital nutrients is a key part of medical weight loss. You may also need to cut back on calories from certain sources and learn about various dietary approaches.
Including exercise in your day-to-day routine helps you burn calories. Your provider helps you explore ways to include exercise in your routine that fit with your interests.
You may have to modify other behaviors beyond a sedentary lifestyle, like cutting back on alcohol consumption. Certain behavioral modifications exist to make it easier for you to follow through on diet changes or exercise, too, like parking toward the back of a parking lot or keeping an apple on your desk for a midday snack.
Some medical weight loss plans include medications that lower your appetite or make it easier to stop eating when you feel full.
To schedule a medical weight loss consultation at Triad Primary Care, call the office or book an appointment online today.