Why Medically Supervised Weight Loss Plans Are More Successful

It’s no secret that DIY weight loss plans don’t always do the trick. While this approach might provide good results for a few, for many people it typically has short-term benefits, or it fails to work completely.

Most people are more likely to experience successful weight loss with a supervised program created by a medical professional, such as a doctor, registered dietitian, or nurse practitioner.

At Singh Family Medical Clinic, Dr. Singh guides many of our patients as they shed weight and improve their health. Below, she shares the benefits of having a professional to walk with you on your weight loss journey and why most patients find success with our medically supervised approach to weight loss.

1. Comprehensive medical screening

Dr. Singh thoroughly examines you before you begin your weight loss journey, screening for any medical conditions or physical limitations that may affect your ability to exercise or make dietary changes. She asks you about your dieting history and makes note of any medications you’re taking. If necessary, she may also order blood work or other testing to make sure your metabolism is functioning normally.

2. Personalized assessment and diet plan

A medically supervised weight loss program begins with a complete health evaluation. Having a full understanding of your medical conditions, lifestyle, and any special dietary needs enables Dr. Singh to come up with a diet that perfectly suits you. Our customized diet plan will address your specific goals and needs while providing all the nutrients your body needs for optimal health.

3. Exercise tips that suit your body

Exercise is essential for weight loss, but not all exercises work for everybody. Dr. Singh makes recommendations on what types of exercises are safe and appropriate for you, tailoring aerobic activities and strength training to your body and energy level. She also makes sure you understand how to perform each type of exercise correctly to avoid risk of injury.

4. Encouragement from an accountability partner

Accountability is one of the key reasons why our supervised weight loss programs are successful. It’s not always easy to stick to the appropriate diet and exercise every day, especially after you’ve been on the program a while or your weight loss stalls. Dr. Singh celebrates your victories with you and encourages you as you develop healthier lifestyle habits.

5. Ongoing management of your long-term health

Because she’s a doctor, Dr. Singh can help you manage medical conditions that may affect your weight loss, such as diabetes or sleep apnea, the whole time you’re following your program. She’ll be there to answer questions, update your food plan, or assist with exercise modification while you’re losing weight. And because she’s not only your weight loss coach, but also your doctor, she’ll support you as you maintain your healthy weight for the long term.

If you’re tired of struggling with your weight, contact us to begin your journey to a leaner and healthier you through a medically supervised weight loss plan. Call our office in Bakersfield, California, at 661-365-0022 or book your initial visit online.

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