What is Medical Weight Loss? Why Weight Loss is so Hard to Maintain?

We believe medical weight loss programs are the most effective, individualized, multifaceted programs available and deliver the most health benefits to our patients. These programs include weight loss coaching, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements and appetite suppressants. We understand that weight loss, for many people, can be very personal. When weight loss occurs after beginning a program, it often brings about a barrage of compliments and self-confidence. The problem is that the weight typically comes right back. While a new diet is exciting, it’s usually the easy part. To keep the weight off, however, is another story.

The optimal word is “diet.” Individuals who have the most success in maintaining their weight loss have not only changed their diet, but their relationship with food, nutrition and how (and why) it exists in their life.

Mindful Eating

While caloric intake is crucial to weight loss, more and more research suggests that the mind can play a critical role in maintaining that weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. According to the Washington Post, practicing mindfulness when it comes to eating can allow an individual to gain awareness of their bodies, be more connected with their hunger and ultimately decrease food cravings. For example, simply adjusting your eating pace and eating more slowly allows your body to more efficiently register fullness, resulting in less calories consumed per meal and better body fat regulation.  

Mindfulness Eating Tips

  • Ask yourself why you’re eating

People often eat out of boredom. Is this the case? Are you thirsty? Tired?

  • Drink water before meals

Drinking water before meals snaps your mind into focus and can prevent overeating.

  • Eat without any distractions

Close the laptop, the emails can wait: Focus your attention on the food.

  • Take note of your cravings

Discover when and where your cravings occur with journal entries.

Practicing mindfulness in one’s daily life can yield very powerful results not just for your weight loss journey, but your overall journey through life. We are proud to say that 9 out of 10 patients who followed our medical weight loss program have lost the amount of weight they wanted and have kept it all off. Check out this client testimonial: “This has been the best decision I have ever made for myself. They have taught me how to eat, when to eat and why. This is a lifestyle and not a diet.”

While there is no “one size fits all” medical weight loss plan, if your aim is to regain control of your life, achieve sustainable weight loss and have your dream body, then medical weight loss programs may be exactly what you need. Call for a free consultation 1-816-214-5276 or schedule one online: Learn more!