If you’re overweight, managing your weight might feel impossible, confusing, or too difficult to be worth it. At Virginia Family Medicine in Tysons, Vienna, and Fairfax, Virginia, we provide individualized and medically supervised weight management plans that teach you how to establish healthy habits that help you lose weight and keep it off. Reserve an appointment over the phone or online at Virginia Family Medicine for weight management today.
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Weight Management Q & A
Why is Managing My Weight Important?
The team at Virginia Family Medicine encourages weight management for a number of reasons. Excess body weight can have negative effects on your physical health and emotional well-being.
When uncontrolled, excess weight can cause:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
Managing your weight reduces your risk of developing these chronic conditions, and in some cases, can reverse them if you’re already suffering their effects.
How Does Weight Management Work?
At Virginia Family Medicine, we offer a scientifically based weight loss program that relies on modern methodologies designed to provide a safe and extremely effective experience.
Your weight management plan is designed specifically to meet your needs, and takes into account your body weight, BMI, and body fat percentage, as well as your metabolic parameters. Your practitioner uses this information to get a better picture of your overall health and help you establish realistic weight loss goals.
Your weight management plan may include:
- Nutrition counseling
- Diet modifications
- Vitamin supplements
- Appetite-suppressant medications
- Continued measurements of your BMI and body fat
- Exercise planning
- CPET testing
You’ll visit Virginia Family Medicine regularly for monitoring and modifications to your plan to stay on track.
When Will I See Results From My Weight Management Plan?
Everyone responds differently to new and improved health, but you should keep in mind that rapid weight loss isn’t usually the right way to go about reaching a healthy weight. Gradual weight loss yields more permanent and sustainable results.
The medically supervised weight management plan at Virginia Family Medicine isn’t a short-term, fad diet, but a program designed to help you create new, healthy habits that lead to sustainable weight loss.
To help get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge even after you’ve lost the weight, talk to Dr. Milani about Sculpsure®.
Reserve your appointment by phone or online for weight management at Virginia Family Medicine today.