According to 2017–2018 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), nearly 1 in 3 adults (30.7%) are overweight, and more than 2 in 5 adults (42.4%) have obesity, making it no surprise at all that the weight loss industry is booming like never before. But if the weight loss industry is making more money than ever before, why is obesity continuing to rise? The popularity of weight loss programs that promise quick results without science-based evidence to back them up.
Medical Weight Loss Programs, on the other hand, are developed and monitored by physicians. They provide the safest and most effective weight loss by tailoring programs to an individual patient and their specific medical needs. No gimmicks, no promises, just sound, and scientifically proven medical advice to achieve long-lasting weight loss.
Here are five reasons why Medical Weight Loss Programs are so effective:
In order to help patients lose weight, obesity medicine physicians use evidence-based treatments. If you lose weight under the supervision of your physician, you may also get a wider range of treatments from dietitians, bariatric surgeons, and exercise physiologists.
2. Individualized Tailored Program
It is true that a popular weight loss program can deliver some benefits, but these plans are not personalized for your needs. Through a Medical Weight Loss program, your health, medical history, and lifestyle are evaluated by an obesity-specialized team. They create a weight loss program that will work best for you, not for your neighbor or best friend.
3. Medication Options
Combined with lifestyle modifications, medications approved for weight loss lead to greater weight loss and more successful maintenance.
4. Patient Education
Another key to weight loss is education. When patients have an understanding of why they are making changes, changes are not only easier to make but also easier to keep.
5. Support & Accountability
Labs, weight loss, and chronic disease risk are all monitored in a medical weight loss program. For ongoing support, encouragement, and the occasional push to ensure your success, an expert team is available to review these changes with you.
If you have tried but still can’t drop the extra weight, a Medical Weight Loss Program is your next best option. Our physicians and care team at ModernWeigh can help by offering a variety of medical weight-loss options without surgery.
Written By Amanda Herlocker MS, RDN, LDN, Owner of The Queen City Dietitian, LLC and Co-Author of Nutrition Focus at ModernWeigh