Weight Loss Counseling: Why Success Is More Likely Under Supervision

Just as what you eat and how often you exercise influences your weight, so do other factors. Genetics, your age, lifestyle, hormones, and even the way you think about and behave toward food can determine how long it may take you to achieve your weight loss goals.

If you’ve spent years on the diet roller coaster — up a few pounds, down a few pounds, and up again — you may have compromised your metabolism to some extent. Those extra fat stores are quite comfortable, thank you, and wish to stay put. Hormonal influences further contribute to stubborn fat refusing to budge. Working with a doctor who understands these weight loss challenges can help.

Weight loss, whether your goal is to lose 10 pounds or 100, is a challenge. When you partner with a weight loss counselor who provides medically supervised diet and nutrition guidance, you have someone available to guide you and to ensure your health is at the forefront of your quest for a fitter and trim you. That extra support and accountability make success more likely.

Leptin resistance complicates weight loss

When women have extra fat stores, their hormones can block their efforts to lose weight. Overcoming the hormonal barricade on the road to weight loss is further compounded by other factors, including a condition called leptin resistance.

Leptin is a protein in your blood that signals your brain to eat, based on its perception of your energy stores. When your leptin is resistant, it alerts the brain that you are low in your caloric energy reserves, even when you aren’t, so you feel hungry. Leptin resistance is just one example of how a woman’s hormones can interfere with weight loss.

Successful weight loss involves the whole person

At The Center for Gynecology and Restorative Medicine, Dr. Michelle Starke takes a holistic approach to health care for women, including weight loss. Each woman has different health concerns, needs, and demands in her daily life. Dr. Starke understands that weight loss is a complicated endeavor for many women and provides weight loss counseling to help you realize your goal.

This medical supervision improves your chances for successful weight loss. Your health and well-being should always be your main focus when you attempt a weight loss program. Dr. Starke’s supervision ensures that your nutritional needs are met. She also encourages you and engages you in accountability every step of the way.

Customized weight loss to fit your lifestyle

Dr. Starke works with you to develop a customized approach that fits easily into your lifestyle, meets your needs, and offers a way of life you can sustain. As you drop those pounds, your health improves and your outlook on life becomes much more positive. You want to be more active because you feel like it.

Being overweight is unhealthy on so many levels. Not only does your extra weight take you down emotionally, affecting your self-confidence, but your physical health suffers as well. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers are related to obesity.

If you’re tired of the weight loss roller coaster and you’re ready to lose those extra pounds, contact The Center for Gynecology and Restorative Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida. We provide the medical supervision you need to realize your weight loss goals, to help you reclaim your health, and to restore your self-confidence.

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