What can I expect with Physicians Weight Loss Program?
The focus is to achieve results and maintain results. Typically lab work is done to identify specific blood markers. All Weight Loss patients work with a Health and Fitness Coach on maintainable daily nutrition and exercise. When applicable, medications can be utilized to promote short term success while being coupled with efforts to make long term lifestyle improvements.
Why does my weight loss sometimes slow down or stop after a certain point in the program?
Seeing a reduction in weight is important although not the best indicator of health. Often patients will notice a decrease in the amount of weight they lose in a given time because of two reasons; first they have made significant progress and do not have as much weight to lose. Second, as activity levels increase and daily eating habits improve patients gain lean muscle which has many positive effects towards achieving their overall goals.
Why is diet so important?
Diet is what makes up the fuel of your body. Making consistent healthy choices is critical to long term results. Exercise is the “easy” part that takes a few hours total each week. Diet and nutrition is all day everyday and every calorie counts (even when no one is watching).
Should I include more cardio or more weights in my exercise program?
An ideal exercise program includes resistance training (weights) as well as cardio in the form of short intervals or long steady paced. The ratio of the two is dependent on what your personal goals as well as preferences are. Simply put, do what keeps you motivated to exercise.
What are some of the physical hazards of being overweight?
Being chronically overweight causes a multitude of health problems including an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and decreased life expectancy.