Medical Weight Loss

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lufkin, TX

Medical Weight Loss

Of the 45 million Americans who go on a diet every year, many don’t realize that medical weight loss is your best bet at seeing results from your efforts. At VIP Health Family Clinic in Lufkin, Texas, Annysue Emmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, and Rocio Villegas, APRN, FNP-C, create personalized medical weight-loss programs that you can follow to reach your personal health and wellness goals. Call VIP Health Family Clinic or book a consultation online today.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

How does medical weight loss work?

Medical weight loss stands out from other types of weight loss because its recommendations are personalized and evidence-based. With help from professional medical providers, you can be sure you’re on track to reach your goal weight with discernible results. 

VIP Health Family Clinic provides personalized weight-loss services and tips, including:

Medication-assisted weight loss

Some prescription medications can support weight loss by regulating your appetite. The team at VIP Health Family Clinic prescribes them on a case-by-case basis within comprehensive medical weight-loss programs. 

Diet and nutrition planning

Balanced, low-calorie eating is perhaps the most important component of any weight-management program. The VIP Health Family Clinic team can teach you the basics of nutrition and help you plan a healthier diet. 

Lifestyle recommendations

Some of your habits may be contributing to your weight retention without your knowledge. Drinking lots of alcohol, not getting enough sleep, and avoiding exercise can all prevent you from seeing results from your weight-loss efforts.  

What are some common health and wellness benefits of weight loss?

Losing body fat improves your overall health and wellness, even if you only lose a small amount of weight. As long as you lose weight in a healthy and controlled manner, you can experience benefits such as:

  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cancer risks
  • Lower diabetes risk
  • Less joint pain
  • Easier breathing at night 
  • Lower cholesterol 
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved mental health and self-esteem

The team at VIP Health Family Clinic helps you set realistic, straightforward, and attainable goals so you can see your progress and avoid feeling discouraged during your weight-loss program. 

How long will it take to reach my goals with medical weight loss?

There is no set time frame for reaching your goals with medical weight loss. In fact, you may not see results as quickly as you would with other diet programs and weight-loss strategies. But this is a good thing. 

Typically, controlled, slower weight loss through long-term habit changes leads to long-term results. You’re far less likely to regain the weight if you follow instructions from your provider. While any weight-loss medications you take are temporary, you should intend to make permanent changes to your perspective, lifestyle, and eating habits to keep the weight off and stay healthy. 

Book a medical weight loss consultation over the phone or online at VIP Health Family Clinic today.