If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re far from alone. Nearly half of adults in the United States attempt weight loss each year, often with dismal results.
Shedding excess pounds on your own can be challenging on multiple levels — from breaking long-held habits to medical conditions that make weight control harder. With professional support, however, you can solve those conundrums.
At LA Medical Clinic Inc in Glendale, California, board-certified nurse practitioner Lusine Apikyan. NP, and her team offer medically supervised weight loss and weight loss injections for good candidates.
Take a moment to learn more about weight management, including ways our team can help.
Why weight loss is a struggle
When you’re trying to lose weight, you’re essentially working against biology. Natural systems in your body cling to food in times of calorie restrictions in an attempt to “save” you. As a result, your metabolism slows down and your appetite and cravings increase.
While that’s generally true for everyone, other factors that can inhibit weight loss include:
- Little understanding of what actually works
- Habits that are difficult to break
- Physical pain that makes exercise difficult
- Medical conditions, such as depression and thyroid disease
- Limited access to nutritious foods or helpful resources
Weight loss can also feel lonely if you try to accomplish it on your own. Given that healthy weight loss is quite gradual, it can be difficult to stay motivated for the long haul.
How medically supervised weight loss can help
Medically supervised weight loss brings the support of professionals who understand your challenges and unique health needs. Rather than following a boilerplate diet and exercise plan that may not be suitable for you, you receive a customized program and ongoing support.
As a result, you’re more likely to shed unwanted pounds and keep them off. Research shows that medically supported weight loss can help overweight and obese individuals lose clinically significant amounts of weight and maintain the loss for five years.
Once you’ve reached a healthy weight, you can enjoy a range of related benefits, such as:
- Better moods and energy levels
- Improved heart health
- Improved mobility
- Improved sleep quality
- Less joint pain and inflammation
- Reduced risk for certain cancers
Perhaps best of all, many people enjoy boosts in confidence and self-esteem after reaching a healthy weight. Regardless, we would love to be part of the team who cheers you on.
To learn more about weight control or to get the support you need, call LA Medical Clinic Inc or book an appointment online on our website today.