When you think about weight loss, you might only be concerned about your appearance or worry that you’ll never get back into those jeans you love. However, if you’re overweight or obese, those extra pounds can severely impact your health and wellness.
Your weight contributes to your risk of developing many health problems, including:
Your weight can also interfere with your hormone levels, which can impact your menstrual cycles, fertility, and sex drive and performance.
Your body mass index (BMI) and your waist-to-hip measurement ratio are the two most common tools for determining whether your weight is healthy. Your BMI is calculated with your height and weight. A healthy BMI between the ranges of 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you’re considered overweight. A BMI of 30 or higher is classified as obese.
However, your BMI doesn’t take into account your muscle mass or any other factors, so your doctor may also measure your body fat percentage, levels of deep belly fat, and amount of lean muscle mass. By having a baseline measurement, you can set goals as track them to a leaner, healthier you.
The team at PURE Executive Health & Wellness offers highly customized weight-loss programs to help you reach your goals. Your doctor begins with a comprehensive physical exam and blood tests. They check for hormonal imbalances and other health issues that could lead to weight gain or interfere with your ability to lose weight.
Then, your doctor works with you to create and implement a weight loss plan. They include treatments to resolve any health issues and highly customized diet and exercise programs.
Your doctor will recommend supplements and medications to help you reach your goals while ensuring all your nutritional needs are met. For example, many patients benefit from the increased energy provided by supplemental B12 shots.
You’ll have regular appointments to check in with your doctor to monitor your progress. While routine checkups help you stay accountable for your weight loss, they also allow you and your doctor to make adjustments to your plan to help you break through weight-loss plateaus and continue your progress.
We see and treat patients in all of the greater Miami area. Call PURE Executive Health & Wellness to schedule an appointment today for a customized weight-loss program.