There’s no shortage of products and services that tempt you with promises of quick weight loss solutions and, if they sound too good to be true, that’s because most of them are. In fact, if you do an internet search for “diet” or “weight loss,” you come up with more than 3 trillion results — and most of it is pure marketing that preys on people who are struggling with weight issues.
At Nu Wave Medical, under the leadership of Dr. Gurprit Sekhon, our goal is to keep our clients in the Panama City Beach, Florida, area in the pink of health. One of the first steps toward overall wellness is to shed any extra weight you may be carrying, which we can accomplish using evidence-based, medically supervised weight loss programs. With a tailored approach and one-on-one guidance, we can help you lose weight, for good.
If you want to get off the merry-go-round of fad diets, here’s how a medically supervised weight loss program provides you with the tools you need for long-term and sustainable results.
A weighty, and widespread, problem
In the United States, approximately two-thirds of the population falls into the overweight category and one-third is considered obese. And weight issues are far more than just a cosmetic concern; the health complications that come with carrying extra weight are serious, and sometimes life-threatening. From diabetes to heart disease, there’s very little that weight doesn’t affect when it comes to your health. To drive this point home even further, the economic burden of obesity in terms of health care costs hovers between $147 billion-$210 billion each year.
These staggering numbers make clear one thing — Americans are facing a crisis when it comes to obesity, and the medical community is responding with effective ways to make a meaningful difference. Far from fad diets, which are not only ineffective but potentially dangerous, we in the medical world take a healthy approach to weight loss that delivers a lifetime of better health.
Bringing it home
While there may be some solace in the fact that your struggle with weight isn’t a lonely one, it does little to address your unique situation, which is where we come in. We offer tailored weight loss programs that take a number of things into consideration, including your lifestyle, your medical history, and your eating habits.
To start, we perform a complete evaluation of your health and record your vital statistics so we can monitor your progress as you lose weight. Our goal is to find a weight loss solution that works with your body type and your lifestyle, while delivering the nutrients and vitamins you need to sustain great health.
The bottom line for any effective weight loss program is to burn more calories than you take in, and we work with you to come up with ways to do that. The first step is our nutritional counseling, where we review the foods that you currently eat and point out which items you need to cut out and what you should add more of. We make sure that your diet isn’t one of extremes, which simply leaves you hungry and frustrated. Rather, we take an approach that provides you with healthier eating habits to serve you well for the rest of your life.
With your calories in check, we turn to effective ways to burn off the excess calories that are stored in your fat. As we mentioned, the goal is to burn more calories than you consume, so by reducing the amount of calories on the front end, it forces your body to turn to its fuel stores (your fat) for the energy it needs.
To do this, we start you on an exercise regimen that not only burns off your fat, but encourages better health on every level, from aching joints to cardiovascular issues such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
One of the keys to success with our medically supervised weight loss programs is that we partner with you during your weight loss journey. This means that we’re with you every step of the way, checking in regularly to make any necessary tweaks, and encouraging you as you go. We celebrate your milestones and add a little gentle pressure when needed to get you to your goals.
If you’d like to do something about your weight, once and for all, skip the fad diets and give us a call at Nu Wave Medical for meaningful weight loss programs that work.