- Have you been struggling to get your weight under control?
- Have you been feeling tired and unmotivated?
- Do you go from diet to diet without seeing results?
- Do you have trouble maintaining weight?
- Do you struggle with making the right choices for your own health?
Losing weight is a goal of hundreds of millions of people, yet the rate of success is a fraction of that number. So the question is: why do so many people fail to lose weight for good?
Conventional programs and fad diets may help people lose weight at first; but these programs fail to offer a holistic approach to weight loss. For many, diet and exercise changes simply are not enough. Without understanding and addressing the root causes of weight gain, people often have a tough time keeping the weight off. They often become unmotivated or dissuaded and fall back into their previous diets and activities, and overall this leads to weight loss resistance.
At TrueCARE Integrative Medicine, we use a holistic approach to weight loss. We believe that weight loss is not just about reducing calories and increasing exercise, but also about addressing the underlying factors that may contribute to weight gain; such as an impaired metabolism, an unhealthy gut causing inflammation, high emotional stress levels, dietary stress from food intolerance,, lack of sleep; and hormonal and nutritional imbalance to name a few.
Poor diet and sedentary lifestyle is a major contributor of weight gain, however there are other key factors that affect weight gain. Hormonal imbalance plays a key role in weight management. Hormones are biological messengers that tell our bodies how to function on a daily basis, including letting our bodies know when to burn or store fat, build or lose muscle, repair or ignore other tissues, in addition to a myriad of other processes. If hormones are out of sync, you’ll struggle to reach your ideal weight. Stress increases cortisol levels and can cause food cravings. Nutritional deficiency can affect metabolism and appetite.
By addressing multiple aspects of a person’s life, including physical, mental, emotional health along with optimizing hormonal & nutritional balance, our program can lead to long-term weight loss and improved health outcomes overall.
Why is weight gain bad?
The physical consequences of excess weight are well known, ranging from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, autoimmune disease and cancer. In addition to their physical challenges, people living with obesity often struggle with mood and anxiety disorders.
What are the benefits of weight loss?
Weight loss benefits your physical, emotional, and social well-being. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your risk of serious health problems. Weight management also boosts self-esteem, level of comfort, and overall quality of life.
What is Medical Assisted Weight Loss? Semaglutide?
Weight loss medication can offer a number of potential benefits for individuals who are overweight or obese and struggling to achieve weight loss through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Weight loss medication should be used in combination with healthy lifestyle changes such as balanced diet, regular exercise, optimizing nutritional and hormonal balances. There are several different types of weight loss medication. Determining the best medication option for weight loss depends on various factors such as an individual’s medical history, current health status, and personal preference.
Semaglutide has been gaining attention in recent years as a potential treatment for obesity and weight loss. Semaglutide is a prescription medication that is typically used to treat type 2 diabetes. However, it has also shown to be effective in promoting weight loss for individuals who are overweight or obese. Semaglutide can have potential side effects, and it should be used in combination with lifestyle modification for long-term success.
How is our program different?
Renuka Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a compassionate health provider who takes a personalized and integrative approach to care. She believes that the weight loss process requires commitment and trusting relationship between the patient and the provider. Renuka will start your program with a comprehensive initial visit to determine which specific factors contribute to weight gain or impaired weight loss for you. This will include a thorough discussion of your goals, assessment of your current lifestyle, a physical assessment, and lab work to ensure all possible contributors are identified. Once reviewed, you and Renuka will create a treatment plan that works for you. The program includes routine follow up visits with continued guidance and coaching, and tools to utilize during your weight loss journey.
For personalized weight management from a compassionate provider, call TrueCARE Integrative Medicine at 630-581-7660 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here
We offer 15 min complimentary discovery consultations to see if our services are a good fit for you.