Weight loss can be confusing and frustrating, especially with all of the conflicting information available today. Get real answers and weight-loss success at Today’s Integrative Health in Rockville, Maryland. L.J. Leo, DO, DC and Julie Rosenberg, DC provide personalized, comprehensive weight-loss plans to help you reach your goals and enjoy a healthier life. Get started with a consultation today by calling or scheduling online at Today’s Integrative Health.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?
Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to avoiding chronic diseases and can support better energy, mood, self-confidence, and quality of life. Some chronic diseases associated with being overweight or obese include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Certain cancers, including endometrial, breast, and colon cancers
Being overweight or obese can also cause joint pain, fatigue, anxiety, and depression and could prevent you from doing the things you love.
What’s medically supervised weight loss?
Medically supervised weight loss is a program that you develop with your doctor to optimize your success. If you’re trying to lose weight on your own, it can be difficult to understand what foods to eat or avoid or if you should try a fad diet.
This removes the guesswork involved with losing weight and gives you reliable, evidence-based strategies. Both Integrative Health doctors specialize in weight loss using the functional-medicine approach.
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine is a form of personalized medicine – including lifestyle modifications, supplementation, and treatment protocols – developed based on your own medical history, blood work, and health concerns.
You begin by completing health questionnaires and food logs to help your doctor understand your habits surrounding food, exercise, and stress. Your doctor will also order blood work to check your cholesterol and blood-sugar levels, biochemical markers for disease, and food allergies.
With this information, your doctor develops a weight-loss plan for you to build healthy habits with food and exercise, reduce symptoms of disease or pain, and increase your energy.
How can functional medicine help me lose weight?
Once you meet with your doctor and develop a weight-loss plan, you can focus on developing good habits and strategies to support your weight loss. Functional medicine makes it easier to understand how to lose weight, what and how much to eat, and how much exercise you personally need.
Since functional medicine is personalized, one weight-loss plan could work for you but might not work for your family member or friend. Every person has their own unique nutritional needs, food sensitivities and allergies, stressors, and activity levels, which your doctor understands and implements into your weight-loss plan.
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight on your own, get help and support at Today’s Integrative Health.
Use our online Appointment booking system or call the office to get started today.