Your First Doctors Weight Loss M.D. Physician can look beyond the scales to assess:
1) your overall health and physical needs related to weight loss and
2) how to lose weight using a plan that is customized to your needs.
Exercise is a vital part of weight loss – we all know this. Your doctor can talk with you about all kinds of exercise, such as taking the stairs or parking further away from the entrance at the grocery store to increase your activity level, every day. Trips to the gym are great and are highly recommended, but keeping the body in motion as much as possible is the key!
While the best way to lose weight is through a consistent routine of healthy diet and exercise, medications may sometimes be used to help reach a goal weight. The benefits of the medication are replaced over time by learned exercise and eating habits.
You should only take medications that your doctor recommends. While the FDA monitors all medications for safety on an ongoing basis, over-the-counter weight loss medications do not undergo the strict standards of testing that prescription medications are subject to.
Most over-the-counter weight loss medications just plain don't work. And, the main risks of taking medications without doctor supervision is that they may contain ingredients that interact adversely with other medications you may be taking or, create complications with a medical condition you may have.
Our weight loss doctors are focused on helping you lose weight safely and with the goal of maintaining a healthy weight for a lifetime.
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