In addition to helping you look great, maintaining a healthy body weight also reduces your risk of a variety of health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The expert team at Humble Family Practice, with locations in Humble and Atascocita, Texas, provides customized weight management services to help you achieve and maintain your target weight. If you need help reaching your goals, call Humble Family Practice or make an appointment online today.
Your motivation for weight loss may relate to how you look or the fit of your clothes. However, in addition to enhancing your appearance, maintaining a healthy body weight reduces your risk of a wide range of health problems. For example, being overweight or obese contributes to diseases including:
Extra weight makes your body systems work harder to function normally, from your circulatory and respiratory systems to your musculoskeletal system. Maintaining a healthy weight helps your body function optimally.
At Humble Family Practice, the team offers highly customized weight management plans that take your total wellness into account and are designed to fit in with your lifestyle. They incorporate small changes to your diet and exercise habits and increase them incrementally to give you the best chance of success.
When you have your first meeting, your provider checks your blood pressure and measures your height and weight. You also undergo a blood panel to measure your glucose and cholesterol levels. These tests provide additional measurements to monitor your success. They also show your doctor signs of other health conditions that could get in the way of your progress.
Then you and your doctor work together to create a weight loss plan, including short- and long-term goals. These goals may include adding more vegetables to your diet or taking a 15-minute walk during your lunch break, but week on week, your goals shift slightly to help you create a healthier lifestyle.
You’ll have regular appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress, including your weight, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels so that you can see the impact of weight loss on your overall health. If you plateau, your doctor can adjust your plan to maintain your momentum.
In addition to helping you change your lifestyle, your doctor can treat any underlying conditions that can make it hard to lose weight. They may also prescribe medication or supplements to help you achieve your goals.
If you’re overweight and have struggled to lose weight on your own, the team at Humble Family Practice can help you. Their customized plans can help you make the changes to lose weight and keep it off.
Call Humble Family Practice today or make an appointment online for weight management support.