Will working with a medical weight loss specialist help me?
Working with a Medical Weight Loss Specialist
If you’re struggling with your weight, a medical weight loss specialist can help you. Our professionals are skilled in treating weight problems with medications and behavior changes. We can discuss your ideal weight and help you develop a realistic plan. We monitor your success and celebrate your wins to encourage you to go further than you thought you could.
Getting advice and support from a medical weight loss specialist
There are many different ways to lose weight, but one of the best is to work with a medical weight loss specialist. The doctor or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner can guide you through a personalized weight loss plan that will work best for your body and your lifestyle. A medical weight loss plan includes three main components: an initial consultation, behavioral changes, and a nutrition & fitness plan. Your doctor will discuss what your ideal weight should be and work with you to set realistic goals.
Getting medication from a medical weight loss specialist
There are several types of prescription weight loss medications. Some of them are called appetite suppressants. These medications help patients feel full longer after a meal. Others affect the part of the brain that controls appetite, reducing cravings for snacks. Other drugs help regulate the appetite by telling the body that it is not hungry. They can also help the patient develop healthier eating habits.
Finding a medical weight loss specialist
Fortunately, there are many options for treating obesity. A medical weight loss specialist can help you get back to a healthy weight and keep it off for good. He or she can help you develop a custom diet and exercise plan to get you back on track. He or she will also recommend exercises to help you lose weight safely and sustain it.
Medical weight loss is based on scientific medical evidence and targets the causes of obesity. A physician can help you lose weight safely and effectively and guide you throughout the process. Some programs also include a health coach to help you stay on track. Our EZ Diet Planner & Fitness Tracker app gives you dietician-designed meal programs and recommended fitness exercises. These programs are ideal for anyone struggling with their weight and who wants to lose it.
General practitioners and internal medicine doctors, and CRNPs can offer advice on weight-related problems, some may specialize in this area. Nevertheless, they can help you with your health overall and can treat you with anti-obesity medications. Dietitians are trained in eating habits and provide personalized consultations to help you make healthy choices.
Are you following the rules?
It sounds simple, but are you tracking what you eat? Do you keep a log? Many “boring” rules get ignored, but they are tried and true strategies that can make a difference. Let us recap the top ways that you can make better choices:
- Drink More Water
- Eat more lower-calorie clean foods
- Increase your fiber
- Read labels
- Use a smaller plate
- Limit your alcohol
- Plan Ahead
We know all of these, but how many of us take them seriously and follow them? Did you know dehydration often has the same feeling as hunger, and you could need more water and not a snack to give your body what it is craving? Caffeine is a big culprit in giving your body the wrong signal. While waking up to a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon doesn’t sound as glamorous as a decadent latte, I can assure you it’s healthier! Bringing a healthy snack (such as Dr. Fisher’s meal replacement protein bars/shakes) isn’t as much fun as a drive-through, but your body will thank you for the healthier choice! Skip the cream sauce and add whole grains for successful tips that go the extra mile for better results.
About Dr. Fisher’s Medical Weight Loss & Aesthetic Centers
Our medical providers are the heart of our clinic. They take the time to hear your concerns and treat you as a person — not a diagnosis. Our physicians have diverse backgrounds/specialties and are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date, high-quality medicine you’ll find anywhere. Please take a moment to learn more about our medical team. To schedule a Free Consultation at one of our four weight loss centers, give us a call or use our online scheduler. At Dr. Fisher’s Medical Weight Loss & Aesthetic Centers, Philadelphia’s leading center for losing weight and looking great, we understand the frustrations associated with failed attempts to shed those unwanted pounds and offer a safe, medical solution proven to work!
- Dr. Fisher Weightloss Center Locations: Feasterville, South Philly, North Philly, and City Line Ave
- Dr. Jon Fisher’s Aesthetic Centers in Philadelphia, near the Main Line and Bucks County, employ licensed skin care specialists who’ve made a career helping people find the very best anti-aging solutions.