Physician Assisted Weight Loss
Foster Medical combines medical expertise, nutritional guidance, and practical exercise programs to set the patient up for success. This program includes consistent monitoring of body composition and blood work in combination with support from your health coach to guide the way.
Maintaining a healthy diet and activity level is increasingly difficult as we are constantly exposed to high caloric, heavily processed foods during an overwhelmed daily routine, Foster Medical’s Health Coach will motivate you through your journey. In conjunction with a patient specific treatment plan developed by the physician, patients can expect to see real results that last.
What can I expect with Physician Assisted Weight Loss?
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.