Losing weight is about a lot more than just drastically restricting calories. That’s why short-term fad diets are usually unsustainable — and sometimes even downright dangerous. For long-term results, you have to make meaningful lifestyle changes and stick with them. But going at it alone can feel daunting, especially when you’re not sure where to start. At the Medical Transformation Center in Louisville, KY, we’re proud to help patients take control of their life and achieve and maintain a healthy weight with a weight management program.
What Is a Weight Management Plan?
A weight management plan is essentially a road map to success. It is a detailed plan created with one of our weight management experts that outlines your personal goals and steps to achieve them.
When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, several different factors come into play. Exercise and diet are two key players in weight management, but they are not the only things that matter. For example, the amount of sleep you get each night can affect your metabolism and how fast your body burns fat.
Your personalized weight management plan will take all relevant factors into account to guide you toward a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Eating Habits
It’s not enough to know what foods are healthy versus unhealthy; a big part of any weight management program is education on general healthy eating practices.
Our experts will provide dietary guidance and help you establish healthy eating habits, such as:
- Prioritizing whole foods
- Cooking balanced meals
- Practicing moderation
- Eating for sustenance rather than comfort
- Reaching for healthy snack alternatives
It can be tough to break free from an unhealthy relationship with food, but ingraining healthy habits into your daily life is a major step in the right direction.
Meal planning not only helps you track calories and macronutrients but also makes it easier to stick to your plan. That’s why our weight management program includes professional dietary guidance to help you stay on track and meet your daily nutrition goals.
In addition to curating meal plans, we show you how to do it for yourself so you can continue your success. If you understand the science behind nutrition and the things you put in your body, it will be easier to make healthy decisions down the road.
Personalized Fitness Plans
Exercise is paramount to a healthy lifestyle, and there are tons of ways to work it into your daily routine. At the Medical Transformation Center, we assess your needs and capabilities to design personalized fitness plans that work for you.
It’s okay to start small and work your way up. Our personalized fitness plans change and adapt to your abilities as you progress.
Correcting Vitamin Deficiencies and Hormone Imbalances
It is important to ensure your body has all of the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. If you’re lacking certain vitamins, you might not feel totally like yourself — and you might hit a wall with your weight loss journey.
Our doctors can recognize the signs of vitamin deficiencies and work with you to address them through dietary guidance and supplements.
Sometimes unexpected weight gain or a weight loss plateau can be caused by an imbalance in your hormones. If that’s the case, our doctors will work with you to develop a plan to restore hormonal balance so you can continue your weight loss journey.
4 Surprising Benefits of Weight Management Plans
When you stick to your weight management plan, you can see the results on and off the scale. You probably already know that losing weight comes with a decreased risk of several weight-related diseases, improved cardiovascular health, and better joint health. But you might not have heard about the little changes you’ll notice in your everyday life.
1. You May Have More Energy
As you start losing weight, you may notice an increase in your energy levels. This is because our weight management plans teach you to pick nutritious foods that provide you with high-quality, sustainable energy rather than simple carbs that will leave you crashing.
Additionally, as you shed those extra pounds, your body won’t have to work as hard to move around and do simple tasks.
2. You May Feel Less Stressed
A diet that is rich in processed foods will likely have way too much fat, sugar, and salt, all of which can trigger the release of cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone.” Swapping processed foods for whole foods can help fix this imbalance.
Additionally, your body releases endorphins when you exercise, which can improve your mood and help ward off symptoms of anxiety and depression.
3. You Might Be Able to Ditch Your Meds
If you’re on medication for weight-related diseases, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, or sleep apnea, getting your weight under control may allow you to come off of them.
Some conditions can be reversed by maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Speak to your doctor about whether you might be able to stop taking certain medications as you achieve your fitness goals.
4. Improved Immune Health
If you suffer from frequent colds, excess weight might be putting extra stress on your immune system. Colds could become more infrequent as you get closer to a healthy weight.
Get Started Today in Louisville, KY
At the Medical Transformation Center, we’re eager to get to know you better and formulate a personalized weight management plan to take the guesswork out of losing weight. If you’re ready to take control of your fitness, give us a call today to schedule your weight management consultation.