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Metabolic Weight Loss FAQs

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Is metabolic weight loss right for me?

You may be a good candidate for metabolic weight loss if:

  • Your BMI is above 25
  • Your BMI is above 23, you’re Asian American, African American, or Hispanic, AND you have other obesity-related risk factors
  • You are over age 18
  • You are willing to make lifestyle changes


How is metabolic weight loss different from dieting?

When you diet, the results are usually temporary. As soon as you return to eating your normal eating patterns the weight returns. Metabolic weight loss is training for permanent behavior change through medical, nutritional, and fitness support. Patients undergo a full medical evaluation to determine weight-related conditions that may be connected to weight gain. Your physician will monitor changes in these conditions as you lose weight. Medications may also be used to jumpstart weight loss.


How effective is metabolic weight loss?

The results of metabolic weight loss vary from patient to patient. Metabolic weight loss can be very effective for patients who are committed to making long-term lifestyle changes. People who return to their old habits after the program ends can easily regain weight.


What kinds of medications are used in metabolic weight loss?

Weight loss medications are an option for some patients. The medications prescribed for weight loss work as appetite suppressants. There are oral and injectable options available. You physician will determine which medications could be most effective for you following a full health examination.


What are the benefits of metabolic weight loss?

Metabolic weight loss patients frequently experience resolutions of comorbidities associated with obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and heart disease risk factors. Patients also experience long-term behavior changes that lead to a positive relationship with nutrition and exercise. Ongoing support services in the form of fitness and nutrition counseling and patient support groups are also available.


What are the risks of metabolic weight loss?

The risks associated with metabolic weight loss are very minimal. There may be side effects from any medications prescribed for weight loss, and your physician will explain these to you in advance.

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