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Sticking to healthy habits without support is often challenging. What works for others may not be ideal for you, and it’s easy to feel like giving up when your efforts don’t produce the results you want.
Committing to a weight loss plan under the guidance of experienced healthcare professionals can help you to safely lose unwanted pounds and inches without feeling deprived. At Manasota Minor Care Clinic, we provide one-on-one coaching and customized diet plans to accommodate your specific goals and lifestyle. When you see results with us, you’ll be motivated to keep on going.
Why is getting to a healthy weight important?
Obesity not only makes us feel crappy and tired, it can also be dangerous. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight will improve your overall health and prevent a variety of diseases from developing in the long term.
Carrying extra weight means there is excessive strain on joints and vital organs. Your body has to work harder during everyday physical activities like doing household chores and climbing stairs. It’s draining.
When your energy is zapped, it affects all areas of life. You may feel sluggish and struggle to make it through the workday or lose interest in your favorite hobbies. Weight loss can restore that energy and improve your overall quality of life.
Excess weight can also take a toll on confidence. Reaching your desired weight can make you look and feel younger and more vibrant, boosting your self esteem.
Health Problems Linked to Being Overweight
Being overweight increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The body becomes resistant to insulin, a hormone that keeps blood sugar levels stable. When blood sugar is too high on a consistent basis, it increases the likelihood of developing conditions like heart disease, nerve damage, vision problems, and kidney disease.
While type 2 diabetes can often be controlled through medication, treatment is unpleasant. In some cases, insulin injections have to be self-administered multiple times a day. They can be painful. Oral medications can come with adverse side effects like nausea. Prevention in the form of weight management is the best option.
About a third of adults who have diabetes also develop kidney disease. The function of the kidneys is removing waste and excess fluid from the body. When kidney function is compromised, deadly toxins aren’t filtered out of the blood.
Patients without functioning kidneys can get their blood filtered through dialysis, a treatment that mimics the kidneys. However, dialysis isn’t a permanent solution because it’s not as effective as healthy kidneys. Treatment is also time consuming as well as physically and emotionally draining.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure overworks the heart, arteries, and organs. Over time, that extra strain can cause a heart attack. Since high blood pressure damages blood vessels, it can also lead to strokes. Close to 87% of strokes happen because of compromised blood vessels that restrict blood flow to the brain.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The higher a person’s body weight is, the more pressure there is on their airways. This can lead to a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea in which a person’s breathing stops they are asleep. Sleep apnea also is one of the major causes of not getting a good night’s sleep. Seventy percent of adults with obstructive sleep apnea are obese.
Extra weight adds strain to weight-bearing joints like the ankles and knees. When you’re walking, your knees absorb pressure that is equal to up to three times your body weight. Over time, the wear and tear destroys the cartilage that cushions the joints, leading to painful bone on bone contact.
Obesity can cause hormonal imbalances which in turn can stop the female body from producing viable eggs. Likewise, overweight men are more likely to have a lower sperm count than their peers who are in a healthy weight range.
How do I know if I need to lose weight?
Body mass index is a ratio that determines whether a person is at a healthy weight for his or her height. To determine your BMI, you can plug your information into a BMI calculator. A BMI from 18.5 to 24.99 is considered a healthy range. If yours exceeds a 24.99, you can benefit from weight loss.
How can Manasota Minor Care Clinic help me lose weight?
It’s virtually impossible to make long term changes to your weight without also changing your diet. Although it seems like an uphill battle, it can be achieved with medical supervision.
At Manasota Minor Care Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you reach and maintain your target. Our evidence-based weight loss program uses FDA approved pharmaceutical diet aids and essential vitamin B shots to keep your appetite down and your energy level up. Our program helps the average patient lose two pounds or more every week. It’s one of the fastest ways to shed unwanted pounds.
Our program is not a one size fits all diet plan. It can be modified to fit specialized needs including illnesses and disabilities. We will also discuss your progress and experience at each appointment so that we can make adjustments if necessary. The first step toward your target weight is a phone call. Contact the Manasota Minor Care Clinic today at 941-756-1253 or fill out our contact form.