Weight Loss Specialist

The Effect Lifestyle Practice

Med Spa & Health and Wellness Center located in Jacksonville, FL

According to statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than two out of every three Americans are overweight or obese, which can lead to a wide range of health problems. At The Effect Lifestyle Practice in Jacksonville, Florida, our office offers medically supervised weight loss and can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Don’t let excess weight threaten your health and limit your enjoyment of life. Book an appointment today to learn how medically supervised weight loss differs from other weight loss programs. Online scheduling is available, or you can call to book your visit.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it so important to lose weight?

Many men and women primarily think about the aesthetic side of weight loss, but if you’re significantly overweight, you’re at an elevated risk for many different health issues.

Some of the more serious health problems associated with excess weight include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain kinds of cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis

This is not a comprehensive list by far. There are a multitude of health problems linked to being overweight or obese.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

There is no shortage of weight loss programs and products available, some of which work better than others. Medically supervised weight loss is different because it incorporates professional health guidance tailored to your unique set of needs.

The reality of weight loss is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach that works the same way for everyone. Your weight loss journey is shaped by your current weight, your overall health, and the level of time and effort you’re willing to dedicate to getting healthier.

For example, an older man with advanced joint damage and osteoporosis should have a different weight loss approach than a young, healthy woman looking to lose her baby weight. Trying to place both of those individuals on the same weight loss plan could lead to poor results at best, and serious injury at worst.

How does medically supervised weight loss work?

Your journey begins with a comprehensive health assessment and a clear outline of goals. Your health is always the top priority, and your plan is tailored to work with any health issues you face.

You’ll work with a nutritionist to create an eating plan that can not only help you lose weight, but also provides the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to thrive. You might choose to partner with a certified athletic trainer to get personalized training at your gym or at home.

Your journey may include medications to control your appetite and help you lose excess pounds. You might also receive vitamin injections, including B12, B1, B6, or others.    

Medically supervised weight loss is a customized approach, and one that can shift and change as your needs change. If you’re ready to get started, schedule a consultation today, either online or by phone.