Holiday weight gain is as familiar to many as hearing holiday tunes on the radio in December. The problem is, during a season of parties and festive get-togethers with family and friends that typically feature rich and tempting foods, gaining weight over the holidays is as easy as, well, pie … and fudge and sugar cookies and gingerbread.
Even though there are a million diets out there you could try (and maybe have in the past), how do you vet to them to know if they’re truly healthy and not harmful? Sometimes it helps to have a nutritionist, mentor, and cheerleader wrapped in one to help you along the way.
Dr. Gurprit Sekhon is all this and more, since she offers a safe, effective, and patient-centered medical weight loss service as part of her practice. Her experience, sensitivity, and concern for your overall health are the reasons so many patients have sought her help to lose weight in a healthy way — for good.
How excess weight harms your health
Being overweight or obese puts you at risk for a host of health problems, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Certain cancers
- Sleep apnea
In addition to these considerable risks, extra pounds can bring you down emotionally and zap your self-esteem.
Why the way you lose weight matters
When you embark on a weight loss journey, you don’t just want to succeed, you want the results to be lasting, but it seems like there are as many weight loss plans and gurus as there are stars in the sky. This makes it confusing if you’re looking for a healthy and proven way to lose weight, no matter what time of year it is.
A medically supervised weight loss program, where you’re monitored by your physician, offers you multiple benefits, from a diet plan that’s medically sound to a source of information you can tap anytime with questions and concerns.
What you’ll notice about the services Dr. Sekhon offers includes:
- One-on-one, highly individualized support
- Food preferences and lifestyle contribute to the plan crafted for you
- Weight loss goals set for you are realistic, and your voice is heard
- Meal plans and food choices are nutrient-dense, rather than limited
- Options that complement your eating plan, such as safe weight loss medications
- Eating plan takes into account and accommodates any chronic conditions
- Help with creating a plan for physical exercise that suits you
- Real support with maintaining your healthy weight once you’ve reached your goal
In addition to what you eat, we must emphasize that physical activity is also key, not just for weight loss, but for keeping those pounds off. Dr. Sekhon and her team help you create a plan that works for your lifestyle and includes 30-60 minutes of aerobic movement five days per week and two days per week of strength training, like using weights or exercise bands.
Start 2023 with a healthy bang!
Instead of devising New Year’s resolutions that are hard to keep and involve overly restrictive eating plans that take the joy out of life, turn to Nu Wave Medical Center to get your weight loss journey off to a healthy, energized start. We’ll be right beside you, every step of the way.
After your weight loss, we’ve no doubt you’ll notice the incredible benefits that accompany it, like better sleep, increased energy, easier mobility, and a noticeably improved mood. You’ll also be doing your part to prevent serious health problems from developing.
Finally, you’ll have the freedom to wear what you want and tackle any new experience you've been curious to try, since you’ll feel fantastic about yourself and how you look!
Call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sekhon at 850-493-6948, or reach out to us through our website. If you’re ready to blossom, we’re ready to help.