Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight. Learn How We Can Help

Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight. Learn How We Can Help

Each time you embark on a weight loss journey, you start off strong and full of determination. And you even see some results at first. All too soon, however, the results slow down or stop, and you lose your momentum and revert to old habits.

If this sounds familiar, you’re far from alone. It’s safe to say that a majority of the millions of Americans who tip the scales too high — more than 70% of American adults are overweight or obese — have tried weight loss in the past with little to show for their efforts.

If you’re ready to declare victory over your weight once and for all, medical weight management is just the ticket. Here at Macomb Medical Clinic, our experienced team of primary care providers, under the direction of Dr. Mark Rosenberg and Dr. Arthur Lieberman, has helped many of our patients take control of their health through meaningful and sustainable weight loss, and we’re confident we can do the same for you.

Creating your own personal baseline

There are rarely one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to weight loss as each person has their own unique circumstances, such as:

We understand that a weight loss plan must be tailored to each person’s needs for success. This is why our first step is to establish a baseline, which we do through a thorough evaluation of your health and lifestyle.

We leave no stone unturned during this process so that we can identify any hurdles you might have to weight loss, such as hormone imbalances or physical limitations. From there, we develop a weight loss program customized to your situation.

Getting you the right medications

As the name suggests — medical weight loss — we often turn to medications that can give you a leg up in your weight loss efforts. For example, new weight loss medications with semaglutide or tirzepatide are helping scores of people to finally get control over their weight.

These medications, originally designed for patients with diabetes, help curb appetite, slow digestion, and manage insulin, all of which can lead to meaningful weight loss. To put some numbers to their success, people on these medications lose an average of 10% to 18% of their overall body weight.

We also support these medications with other tools, such as protein supplements and vitamins.

Lifestyle changes are equally as important

The medications and supplements we prescribe for weight loss can certainly go a long way toward helping you meet your goals, but it’s important that you support these tools with some changes of your own.

To lose weight and keep it off, it’s paramount that you make some critical adjustments in your life, such as:

If you don’t work on making changes in these key areas while you lose weight, you’ll find that the weight will come roaring back as soon as you stop taking the medications.

So, if you want to hold onto your great weight loss results, you need to change how you approach food and how much you exercise. 

Through our medical weight management, we provide nutritional counseling to help you switch your diet over to healthier foods. We also spend time coming up with a good exercise regimen that will help you burn more calories. 

For example, the CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, but we find that double that (300 minutes) can really make a big difference in helping you to maintain a healthy weight. If you think that 300 minutes sounds like a lot, it’s just 5 hours per week!

Accountability matters in weight loss

The last way our medical weight management program can help you lose weight is an important one — we provide ongoing oversight and accountability. 

Throughout your weight loss journey, we’re by your side, making adjustments as necessary and providing you with a little extra motivation.

If you’re ready to shed those excess pounds and improve your health, we invite you to contact our office in Macomb, Michigan, to schedule an appointment with one of our weight loss specialists today.

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