Why medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Are Different
Losing weight is a complex process that involves multiple factors, such as genetics, diet, physical activity, and lifestyle. Although many people try to lose weight on their own, the reality is that weight loss can be challenging and even dangerous if not done properly. That's why we offer a medically supervised weight loss program, featuring a personalized, evidence-based approach to weight management that takes into account the individual's unique needs and circumstances. Our medically supervised weight loss program is overseen by our experienced healthcare provider. The program typically involves a comprehensive assessment of the individual's health status, medical history, and weight loss goals, as well as regular monitoring and support throughout the weight loss journey. The program may include a combination of interventions, such as diet and exercise counseling, and medication management, behavioral therapy, and surgical procedures, depending on the individual's needs and preferences.
One of the most promising medications for weight loss is GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) agonists, including Wegovy (which is the same drug as Ozempic, semaglutide, but at a different dosage and FDA approved for weight loss) which are injectable drugs that mimic the effects of a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 regulates glucose metabolism, appetite, and energy expenditure, and has been shown to promote weight loss in people with obesity or type 2 diabetes. GLP-1 agonists work by reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, and slowing down the absorption of food, which can lead to a reduction in calorie intake and weight loss. However, GLP-1 agonists are not suitable for everyone and should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
No weight loss program can be successful without addressing the two pillars of healthy living: exercise and nutrition. Exercise can help burn calories, improve metabolism, and build muscle mass, while also providing mental and emotional benefits. Our medically supervised weight loss program may include a personalized exercise plan that takes into account the individual's fitness level, preferences, and health conditions.
At Illiana Aesthetics, we believe that the foundation of any successful weight loss journey lies in the adoption of a well-balanced, sustainable, and personalized nutrition plan. Our medically supervised nutrition counseling program is designed to empower our clients with the necessary tools and knowledge to make informed dietary choices that align with their unique needs and goals. Our nutrition counseling program involves an in-depth initial assessment to gain a comprehensive understanding of your medical history, lifestyle, and dietary preferences. This information allows us to create a tailored nutrition plan that focuses on whole foods, portion control, and mindful eating practices, ultimately helping you achieve lasting weight loss and improved overall health. We monitor your progress closely, making adjustments as needed to ensure that your plan remains effective and safe. Through ongoing support, education, and encouragement, we aim to foster a positive and lasting relationship with food, empowering you to take charge of your health and wellness journey with confidence.
Other Prescription Weight Loss Medications
In addition to the injectable medications, there are other FDA approved weight loss medications that we may incorporate into our comprehensive weight loss program. Use of prescription medication will depend on an individual's needs and medical history.
If you've been struggling to lose weight on your own or have questions about the right steps you need to take in order to achieve your healthy body weight, schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation with our provider.