Providing Personalized Weight Loss Plans
Weight problems are a prevalent health issue — more than 71% of Americans are overweight or obese, which puts their health at risk. At Lake Family Medicine & Imaging in Sanford, Florida, Raj Kandavanam, MD, provides personalized weight loss plans to help you meet your goals and improve your health. If you need help losing weight and keeping it off, call to make an appointment today.
Why Is It Important to Maintain a Healthy Weight?
Being overweight or obese doesn’t just affect the way your pants fit. Carrying extra pounds also increases your risk of various health problems, including:
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Sleep apnea and snoring
Often, losing just 5-10% of your weight can make a significant difference in your overall health and wellness.
What Is Included in a Medical Weight Loss Program?
After your initial consultation, exam, and lab tests, Dr. Kandavanam creates a personalized medical-based weight loss program for you. While plans are tailored to each patient’s needs, most programs include:
Dr. Kandavanam can help you make small, sustainable, and progressive lifestyle changes to support weight loss and overall good health. These changes could include adding physical activity to your daily routine, adjusting your diet, or changing your relationship with food.
Dr. Kandavanam also offers nutrition counseling. He helps you learn about what your body needs to function and how to choose delicious foods that fulfill your dietary needs while maintaining a calorie deficit. Dr. Kandavanam can help you with meal planning. Often preparing meals in advance and knowing what you're going to eat and when can help you avoid making unhealthy food choices.
When necessary, Dr. Kandavanam can prescribe medication, such as phentermine, to help reduce your appetite.
As part of your medical weight loss program, you’ll have regular appointments with Dr. Kandavanam to track your progress. He helps you stay accountable and celebrates both scale and non-scale achievements. Additionally, when your weight loss plateaus, Dr. Kandavanam can adjust your program to keep you moving toward your goals. If you're ready to lose weight and keep it off for good, call Lake Family Medicine & Imaging to make an appointment today.
How Can a Doctor Help With Weight Loss?
The basic formula for weight loss is to use more calories than you consume. However, there are hidden variables that can get in the way of your success. You might have a hormonal imbalance that affects your metabolism or other health problems that can make it hard to lose weight.
Dr. Kandavanam provides thorough exams and testing to identify these issues and offers treatments to heal them as part of a weight loss program. He also has specialized knowledge about nutrition, medicine, and supplements to help you achieve your goals.