Finally we are realizing, as a society, that dieting is a vastly different experience for each person. There have been so many trendy workouts and fad diets that have swept the nation, only working for a few and leaving the masses seeking a better option. The reason that each trend does not work for all is that because we all have different bodies. So many factors literally weigh in to a person’s body composition, so blanket strategies are not the answer. A medical weight loss plan is your best option because it takes into account your unique body type, medical history, genetic history, and composition. When all of those factors are in line and not fighting against you, that is when you will see the pounds drop.
Medical weight loss programs are gaining momentum because they are actually producing the results that are desired. An initial visit with a medical team at most weight loss clinics will consist of a full work up. You could have any of the following done: blood work, stress test, dietary questionnaire, medical history review, dieting history, physical exam, urine test, and possibly evan a brain scan. One of the most important elements of the first visit is the blood work because it will help to determine if you have any undiagnosed or underlying health issues that may be affecting your weight, among other things. This will also test the functioning of like your endocrine system, which has a large influence on weight fluctuation. If one of your organ functioning levels is off, that should be addressed and corrected first. Some things are easier to fix than others, but any blood count or organ level that is off could mean something more serious and that should be looked into right away. If your blood work comes back normal, then the next step is to meet with the physician to talk about the rest of the results.
If there is anything relevant in the rest of the information collected, you would discuss that with the physician. For example, if you have a family history of colon cancer, that would be watched closely and taken into account. Perhaps certain foods that are thought to trigger changes in the body in your colon would be avoided. Taking all of your history into account, you will develop a diet and exercise plan that will work with you. It will be specific to your body chemistry as well. The exercises will be chosen based on your body composition and what you can handle. For example, if you have a knee replacement a few years ago, no high impact workouts will be chosen. The goal of medical weight loss is to lose the weight with help from the medical side of things. Your diets, workouts, and life changes will be determined based on your initial work up and not randomly because it worked for someone else. You are unique and so is your history and your body, so doesn’t it make sense that your weight loss plan should be as well?