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Weight Loss Specialist

Generations Family Practice

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cary, NC

If you’re trapped in a cycle of losing weight and gaining it back, you may despair that you’ll never attain a healthy weight. However, finding a new approach to eating and living through medically supervised weight loss works. At Generations Family Practice in Cary, North Carolina, the expert team of medical professionals helps you find the right way to lose weight and keep it off. Contact Generations Family Practice about medically supervised weight loss today by calling the office or using the online booking form.

Weight Loss Q&A

Do diets work for weight loss?

Calorie-restriction diets are about the worst possible way to try to lose weight and keep it off for the long term. When you starve your body of calories, your body really does “think” that it’s starving. Therefore, as soon as you start upping your calorie intake, your body holds onto every possible calorie and stores it as fat.

If you’ve been frustrated that you keep regaining the weight you’ve lost, you don’t have to blame yourself anymore. It’s the process of calorie restriction itself that causes the weight gain. Regaining weight isn’t a lack of will power. That yo-yo effect of losing weight, then regaining it is simply a function of the processes a calorie-restriction diet triggers in your body.

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

If you’ve been struggling unsuccessfully to lose weight, you may feel like giving up. After all, isn’t it better to just accept your body as it is, rather than chase after an impossible ideal? 

However, being overweight or obese is associated with a slew of potentially life-altering or even life-threatening complications. Excess weight increases your risk for:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease

If you’re unsure whether you’re at a healthy weight or not, use an online calculator to help you determine your body mass index (BMI) and talk to your doctor. 

What is the best way to lose weight?

The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to change your approach to eating and exercise so that you do the things that nourish your body and encourage it to thrive. 

Making lifestyle adjustments can be difficult on your own. That’s why medically supervised weight loss programs work: You have a partner, you get personalized advice, and you’re held accountable each step of the way.

During your Generations Family Practice weight loss consultation, you undergo tests that evaluate your current weight and BMI and your current eating habits and activity level. Your weight loss team then custom designs a program just for you. They may also give you special medications that help you burn fat more quickly.

If you’re ready to lose weight to improve your health and keep it off permanently, contact the team at Generations Family Practice by phone or online to schedule your weight loss consultation today.