Every year about 50% of adults in the United States make attempts to lose weight by eating less, moving more, and making better food choices. Though their heart and efforts are in the right place, many adults continue to carry extra weight that puts them at risk of developing chronic diseases.
When it comes to weight loss, no single diet, workout, or special shake works for all. In fact, dropping those extra pounds and keeping it off may mean you have to change more than just your diet and workout routine.
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Trace Alexander takes a whole-health approach to care. He understands how weight affects your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
He also knows when it comes to losing weight, the best approach is a plan that focuses on you, not your diet or workout routine.
Here, we want to share with you how a supervised weight-loss program can help you lose weight.
When it comes to weight loss, calories do count. However, eating fewer calories than your body burns may not work for you, especially in the long term. Why? Because diet and exercise aren’t the only factors that affect your weight.
Genetics, age, and medical history may make it harder for you to lose weight or keep it off. Your eating habits and family lifestyle may also make weight loss more of a struggle, especially if you’re the only one in your household attempting to make better food choices.
Stress and sleep make a difference, too. Chronic stress increases your appetite and your cravings for comfort food. And, you may find yourself snacking more if you’re not getting enough sleep.
Most do-it-yourself weight-loss plans focus on calories and not all the other factors that might make it harder for you to reach your weight goals.
Our supervised weight-loss program works because we focus on all the factors that make losing weight harder for you. When you come in for a weight-loss consultation, Dr. Alexander conducts a comprehensive history and physical to assess your current health and lifestyle.
He also asks detailed questions about your usual diet, daily routine, and life stressors (and how you cope), as well as the types of diets you’ve tried in the past. We may also run blood work to look for health conditions that might hinder your weight loss, like hormonal changes.
After your evaluation, Dr. Alexander creates a personalized weight-loss program just for you. Your plan includes diet recommendations that fit your lifestyle and health needs, as well as an exercise program appropriate for your fitness level.
Your plan may also include nutraceuticals, homeopathic remedies, or hormone replacement therapy. You may also benefit from prescription medication to help control hunger and cravings.
Sometimes, losing weight is the easy part. Once you reach your goal weight, you may have a hard time staying there.
In addition to nutrition, exercise, and medical support, Dr. Alexander also helps you make the lifestyle changes that help maintain your new weight. This might include creating a healthy bedtime routine so you get an adequate amount of sleep and finding healthy outlets for stress so you don’t turn to food as a coping mechanism.
Like your weight-loss program, lifestyle counseling with Dr. Alexander is personalized. He helps you make small changes to your daily routine that lead to major changes in health and well-being, not to mention your weight.
Are you tired of losing and gaining the same weight year after year? Then it’s time to work with a professional. Let us help you reach your weight goals with our supervised weight-loss program.
Get started today by calling the office closest to you — we have offices in Plano and Addison, Texas — or clicking the “book online” button.