5 Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

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Medical weight loss is a proven method of losing weight safely under a doctor’s care. In the traditional weight loss world, people are advised to try everything from the most extreme diet, to obscure supplements and even invasive surgeries which may lead to subsequent health issues. The traditional method of weight loss is a one-size-fits-all approach. One of the main benefits of medical weight loss is it’s personalized approach to developing and managing a weight loss program for individuals.

Benefit #1: Medical Weight Loss is Personalized

Once you visit one of our two Miami clinics, you’ll undergo thorough testing and analysis by our board-certified doctors and expert staff. We’ll create an individual plan based around your needs, taking into account any and all medical conditions, medications used, previous health history, your current health state, and we’ll develop a custom plan which may include exercise and nutrition.

Our company is one of the first in South Florida to integrate our hormonal-level testing and treatments with weight loss programs monitored by a doctor. We’ve been in service for over 15 years, serving the Miami community from our Kendall and Coral Gables locations.

Benefit #2: Medical Weight Loss is Safer

With the personalized approach, medical weight loss takes into account the individual needs and risks of each patient. Here at Body RX, our patients can choose from a multitude of medical services that can help them lose weight fast, like our nutritional counseling, fat burning injections, hormone therapy treatments, and even sports therapy and specialized wellness for anyone restricted from exercise by a chronic injury or pain.

With Medical weight loss, the entire approach to weight loss includes a holistic method which develops an exercise plan, a nutritional plan, a hormone treatment, and even IV therapy for weight loss.

Medical Weight Loss is Safer than Surgery

As listed before, traditional weight loss options include riskier methods like invasive surgery. While weight loss surgeries can help some people with serious weight problems shed a sizable amount of unhealthy weight, the stories and data of the negative after-effects of weight loss surgeries are real.

After weight loss surgery, some patients report a decrease in mental health, an increase in substance abuse (pain killers), subsequent health problems like ulcers, vomiting months after surgery, gastric leakage, and complications. Some of these consequences lead to death, especially among patients with a frail health or chronic health problems, as is the case with many gastric surgery patients.

Benefit #3: Medical Weight Loss More Likely to Have Lasting Results

With so many food options that include preservatives, additives, and unhealthy ingredients, it’s no wonder why there is a national epidemic of obesity. Government statistics show Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy, and oils. Since the 1970s, Fast-Food restaurants have more than doubled.

Starting a medical weight loss plan may be difficult, but with consistent monitoring and following the program designed by our doctor, you can develop better eating, exercise, and lifestyle habits which may result in longer-lasting effects than traditional weight loss plans.

Benefit #4: Develop Better Habits

Because Medical Weight Loss focuses on lifestyle and not a magic pill or extreme fad, you’ll experience better results and feel more confident, while developing better lifestyle habits.

Bad habits that lead to a sedentary lifestyle are contratry to any legitimate medical weight loss program, so as you continue in the program, you’ll see your sleep habits improve, your mental health levels will increase, you’ll feel more confident, and naturally avoid any negatice habits.

Benefit #5: Improve Quality of Life

Recent statistics show a troubling decline in overall healthy habits in both adults and children. Two US Federal Government studies by HHS and USDA found less than 5% of adults do 30 minutes of physical activity each day 1, with only one in three adults getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week 2.

Risks of Medical Weight Loss

Cost of Medical Weight Loss

  1. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010