What's Included in a Medically Supervised Diet?

Once you’ve made the move toward medical weight loss management, your program turns toward your health and lifestyle. You soon learn that no single component contributes everything you need to achieve effective and sustainable weight loss.

Weight No More focuses patient treatment exclusively on weight loss and the therapeutic elements that contribute to your journey. The doctors believe that medical supervision, controlled diet, active exercise, and appropriate supplements deliver effective results for a vast number of patients seeking to lose weight. 

Each aspect plays a key role in weight loss advancement, and each aspect produces the best results when customized to fit your situation, health, and lifestyle.

The role of diet in weight loss

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and the popular focus of weight loss perhaps emphasizes food over other components. The appeal of many fad diets is the type of foods consumed or ignored, but virtually any well-balanced diet proves effective if it reduces your calorie intake below calorie output. You need to make good food choices and build healthier relationships with food, hunger, and appetite.

Just as physical activity offers benefits beyond simple calorie burning, improved relationships with food offer more than just calorie intake reductions. Good nutrition contributes to all areas of your health. As you start your medically managed weight loss program with Weight No More, mindful eating can be as important as the food choices.

What's included in a medically supervised diet?

There’s no single eating plan that suits all patients, their lifestyles, or their nutritional needs. “Diet” isn’t a synonym for “food” either, so the question of diet isn’t complete with only a list of certain approved foods. Instead, a medically supervised diet typically has four general sections, each of which adjusts to address your weight loss plan.

Meal plan

The fundamental equation of weight loss is to take in fewer calories than your body consumes. A meal plan targets the calorie equation, reviewing your typical diet and suggesting alterations to reduce calorie intake. This may include food substitutions or food avoidance. Testing your blood for various nutrient levels may also suggest dietary choices.

Pre-packaged meal replacements

Preparing healthy, low-calorie meals may be a challenge for some people, so pre-packaged meals may help introduce aspects of healthy eating, such as portion size or new flavors. Prepared meals ease the transition at the start of a weight loss program.

Behavior modification

You may be prone to overeating late at night, or as a reaction to stress. Choosing snacks over activity could be a challenge for another patient. Each weight loss participant has behaviors that contribute to weight gain, so removing or redirecting these makes for an easier weight loss equation.

Pharmacotherapy

Appetite can be its own worst enemy. Years of weak eating habits may alter the way you perceive hunger or may throw up challenges for portion control. Appetite suppressant medications can take the edge off your hunger and cravings.

Starting your own medically supervised diet is as easy as contacting Weight No More in Newport Beach. Call the office at 949-339-3729 or book your appointment online. You can also send the team a message here on the website.

It’s your choice, but don’t wait another day. Your weight loss journey starts today. 

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