Although nearly half of all American adults attempt to lose weight every year, more than 70% are still carrying around an unhealthy amount of excess body weight.
Eat less, move more. It seems so easy, right? Unfortunately, diet and exercise aren’t the only things that you need to change when it comes to weight loss.
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, our chiropractic physician, Dr. Trace Alexander, is an expert in nutrition, fitness, health, and weight loss. He understands the many obstacles you face when it comes to reaching your weight-loss goals, and he wants you to know how his medical weight-loss program can help.
The focus is on you
You can lose weight following any diet plan. However, keeping it off is another story. Cookie-cutter weight-loss programs are designed for the masses, and they typically don’t provide long-term results because they don’t take you and your unique health needs into consideration.
To lose weight you need to create a negative calorie balance by eating less, moving more, or both.
Though this seems simple enough, there are many factors that influence your ability to lose weight, including:
- Eating and exercise habits
- Family and culture
- Medical conditions
- Poor sleep habits
Unlike a cookie-cutter diet plan, our medical weight-loss program takes all of these factors into consideration when designing your personalized program.
We also provide nutraceuticals, homeopathic remedies, hormone replacement therapy, or prescription weight-loss medication to address some of the obstacles that may hinder your weight loss.
Realistic goals, realistic plans
We know that when you decide it’s time to lose weight, you want it all off now. Unfortunately, when you lose weight too quickly, you may lose some of your calorie-burning muscles instead of fat. Fast weight loss slows down your metabolism (making it harder to lose) and zaps your energy.
With our medical weight-loss program, we encourage slow, steady weight loss so you’re losing fat and not muscle. Though it’s not uncommon to drop a lot of weight during the first few weeks of a weight-loss program, losing at a rate of 1-2 pounds a week is ideal.
Dr. Alexander is an expert in nutrition and understands the connection between food and health. He creates a personalized diet plan just for you that keeps your energy levels steady, hunger pangs at bay, and nutrient levels up.
Physical activity is also important when it comes to achieving your weight goals. But we know not everyone enjoys going to the gym or running around the block.
Dr. Alexander is a sports medicine specialist and designs an exercise program for you that matches your fitness level, health needs, and lifestyle.
Eating and exercise habits are some of the major factors that influence weight and weight loss. Making changes to your diet and activity isn’t easy, which is why we provide ongoing support throughout your weight-loss journey.
When you come in for your follow-up appointments, we assess your progress, spend time talking to you about your journey, and help you get through your weight-loss hurdles.
We also teach you how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle to make losing weight easier, such as parking at the far end of the parking lot, always taking the stairs, and never eating from a bag or box.
Over time, these healthy habits become part of your usual routine, which not only helps you achieve your weight-loss goals, but also makes it easier for you to maintain your new weight.
It’s no fun being stuck on the weight-loss roller coaster. With our medical weight-loss program, we can help you achieve your weight loss goals. To get started, call one of our offices in Plano or Addison, Texas, or book an appointment online.