Your weight loss journey is personal—and it’s an important decision. Weight loss can improve your health and change your life for the better. We know losing weight can be difficult, and finding a healthy method can be confusing. It is a complex process that involves making changes to your lifestyle and eating habits to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The key to successful weight loss management is to establish a sustainable plan that you can maintain over the long term. Our providers at Virtual Consult MD can help evaluate your needs and develop a program to help with long-term success in your journey.
There are many weight loss management options available, ranging from lifestyle changes to medical interventions. The most appropriate option for you will depend on your individual needs, preferences, and health status. Here are some common weight loss management options our providers can offer:
1. Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle changes are the first line of defense against obesity and overweight. This includes eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. These changes can be challenging to make and require discipline and consistency, but they are the most sustainable and effective way to lose weight.
2. Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral therapy is a form of counseling that aims to help people change their behaviors related to food, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors. It focuses on identifying and modifying unhealthy habits and developing healthier ones. This can be done individually or in a group setting.
3. Prescription Medications
Prescription medications are available for weight loss management. These medications work by suppressing appetite, increasing metabolism, or blocking the absorption of fat. They are typically used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and are intended for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
One of the prescriptions medications used is Ozempic, which has been found to aid in weight loss in addition to its intended use for managing type 2 diabetes. This is because semaglutide, the active ingredient in Ozempic, has been shown to suppress appetite, increase feelings of fullness, and reduce food cravings. These effects can lead to a reduction in caloric intake and subsequent weight loss.
In clinical trials, Ozempic has been found to help people with type 2 diabetes lose an average of 4-5% of their body weight over the course of 26-52 weeks. This weight loss can lead to improvements in blood sugar control, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Meet with one of our Providers at Virtual Consult MD for evaluation to see if Ozempic is right for you.
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