Stop Weight Cycling with Medical Weight Loss

Losing weight is hard, which makes success especially rewarding. Unfortunately, experts estimate that about 90% of individuals who lose weight eventually gain it back – and most try/fail again and again. Physicians call that “weight cycling” resulting from yo-yo dieting.

That “lose weight, gain weight, lose weight again” cycle can be tough on your self-esteem and greatly affect your satisfaction with life in general. Studies also show that weight cycling can be dangerous to your physical health.

Mustafa Ahmed, MD is a board-certified specialist who leads our team at Southern Nevada Bariatrics in Las Vegas. This highly regarded expert has been helping individuals conquer weight gain and obesity for more than 20 years.

Better yet, his medical weight-loss program focuses on life before, during, and after weight loss so that you can stop the unhealthy pattern of yo-yo dieting.

How does medical weight loss differ from yo-yo dieting?

Yo-yo dieting is typically related to fad diets that restrict your caloric intake by limiting carbs, proteins, or other groups of foods or nutrients severely enough to bring about weight loss. Because your body requires a healthy mix of carbs, proteins, and other nutrients to function normally, fad diets simply aren’t physically sustainable.

They also do nothing to address the issues that caused you to gain weight in the first place. It’s much like putting a band-aid on a small cut on your shin but ignoring the broken ankle you sustained during the same fall that caused the cut.

At Southern Nevada Bariatrics, our medical weight-loss program focuses on replacing unhealthy eating habits with truly effective lifestyle changes that promote good health as well as weight loss.

In the same way, a specialist would treat your broken ankle and your cut in the scenario described above, our team offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss. We consider what caused your weight gain, develop an effective treatment strategy for losing weight, and follow through with supportive measures that help ensure your success at maintaining your goal weight.

What can I expect during a medical weight-loss program?

Every medical weight-loss plan we design at Southern Nevada Bariatrics is tailored to fit your specific needs. Dr. Ahmed starts with a thorough evaluation that includes a detailed study of your medical history and previous weight-loss efforts.

He also has the medical expertise required to develop a strategy that works alongside treatments you may be receiving for other conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.

Your medical weight-loss program may include:

  • Dietary and nutritional guidance
  • An exercise plan that you enjoy rather than dread
  • Treatment for weight-related conditions, such as diabetes
  • Hormone therapy

Because your medical weight-loss program is customized, we can also make changes to fine-tune your weight-loss or maintenance strategies during the process.

In some cases, Dr. Ahmed may suggest weight-loss surgery. It’s important to note, however, that while surgery can certainly be effective, it doesn’t replace the need to follow a nutritionally sound diet and develop healthy habits such as routine exercise.

How can you help me maintain my weight loss?

At Southern Nevada Bariatrics, we consider maintaining your weight loss as important as reaching your targeted goal.

We help you accomplish success by giving you the information and support you need after your loss to maintain your new weight. Ongoing appointments designed to gauge, rather than judge, your success provide opportunities to manage issues early.

Our goal is to equip you with the tools necessary to live a healthy and active lifestyle during and after your weight loss.

For an effective medical weight-loss program designed especially for you, schedule a consultation at Southern Nevada Bariatrics today. Call our office or book your appointment online. 

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