Am I a Candidate for Medical Weight Loss?

People who want to lose weight are often told that they can do so by eating less and moving more. That if they engage their willpower and limit their daily calorie intake, they will achieve their ideal weight. This kind of advice is a one-size-fits-all approach. The problem is, people are not all alike. Treating weight loss the same in every situation could fall short of long-term improvements. If you’ve been following a self-directed diet and aren’t seeing the changes you’d like, there is no reason to continue this walk alone. Our medical weight loss program may be ideal for you.

Our board-certified physicians and nurses develop personalized, medically-supervised programs that have achieved outstanding results for many people When you partner with our team, you are taking an important step in slimming down and feeling great for the many years ahead.

What Medical Weight Loss Entails

Medically-supervised weight loss is designed to support each patient from their particular beginning to their unique finish. Our program has three phases, each set to build upon the last, to achieve lasting change. Patients who enroll in a medical weight loss program aren’t given a strict diet to follow; they are given the tools to identify and navigate potential challenges they may face along the way. Understanding why weight gain has been problematic in the past can help a person avoid making the same mistakes in the future. Additional tools may include lipotropic vitamin B12 injections or HCG for a short period.

Good candidates for medical weight loss are adults who are interested in losing weight and keeping it off.

Ideal candidates:

  • Have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher. BMI is the measurement of body fat based on height and weight. Thirty is considered obese.
  • Want to lose 20 or more pounds. Studies suggest that medical weight loss programs are a valuable option for people who have a significant amount of weight to lose.
  • Have not achieved satisfactory weight loss on their own. If you have changed your eating habits, watched your caloric intake, and exercised regularly only to be disappointed, medical weight loss may be a great option for you.
  • Are ready to make permanent lifestyle changes. Medical weight loss is not a magic bullet for success. Our program includes nutritional guidance and counseling that helps patients make better choices going forward.

Step into a healthier, slimmer you. Contact our Houston, TX office at (713) 955-6560 to get started.