A whopping half of all Americans are trying their best to lose weight, many of them to no avail. If you’re one of them, Donald Strong, MD, has been in your shoes and lends his expert guidance for anyone who needs a helping hand with their weight loss. To book your consultation and get started on your personalized weight-loss plan, call Strong Health & Wellness in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, or schedule your appointment online today.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why is weight loss important?
For some people, losing weight means adding years to their lives. If you’re obese or have low self-esteem because of your weight, it may be time to consider making some important lifestyle changes to maintain your health and get a slimmer figure.
Being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk for many life-altering health conditions, such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Some types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Pregnancy complications
Additionally, carrying too much weight on your body limits you and feels uncomfortable. No matter why you seek weight loss, Dr. Strong helps you make lifestyle modifications to be healthy.
What happens during my first consultation for weight loss?
Your first medical weight-loss consultation takes between one hour and an hour and a half, so you should set aside enough time in advance.
At the consultation, Dr. Strong performs a complete physical exam to evaluate your health and current conditions. He also discusses issues with you that could impede your weight loss and performs lab tests if necessary.
What are the components of my medical weight-loss plan?
Dr. Strong knows what it’s like to make drastic lifestyle changes to return to a healthy weight. He creates a personalized plan for you to make these changes that includes several components.
Your personalized medical weight-loss plan includes:
Dr. Strong teaches you about nutrition and helps you form a nutritional plan you can stick to.
To burn calories and keep your body healthy and in shape, you need regular exercise as part of your weight-loss plan. Dr. Strong recommends a fitness plan that works with your body’s current abilities.
Medications and supplements
If Dr. Strong feels they’ll help you, he recommends appetite suppressants or other medications and supplements to help you ward off feelings of hunger and compulsive eating.
In the first month of your weight-loss journey, you’ll need to come back to Strong Health & Wellness several times for follow-up appointments. Dr. Strong monitors your progress and may perform additional blood tests. He makes adjustments to your plan as needed.
Changing your lifestyle to lose weight is easier with a physician’s help, especially one who was in your shoes. To start your personalized weight-loss treatment plan, call Strong Health & Wellness or book your appointment online today.