Medically supervised diets are plans crafted by a doctor or medical professional to assist patients with losing weight and improve health and wellbeing. In most cases, treatment takes place in a clinical environment and is directed by a nurse, dietitian, doctor, or another type of health care professional. The patient and the doctor meet regularly to track progress and to learn and practice new healthy eating habits.
During the initial visit, the doctor assesses the patient’s lifestyle and activity levels. Then, he looks for any contributing factors including a medical condition, behavioral or emotional setbacks, and the patient’s weight history. Weight history information needed includes past diet attempts and situations which caused the person’s weight to change, whether up or down. Generally, a full physical examination is completed.
For most patients, a medically supervised diet includes:
Creating these good habits that work hand in hand with diet and exercise provides a solid foundation for your weight loss journey and sustaining that weight loss in the future. Utilizing these tools can help keep you healthy long after the weight has come off. It is also important to visit the office for regular follow-up visits during and after the program. It is suggested that patients follow up with the doctor at three to four-week intervals until the initial weight loss goals are met.
Individual results may vary with treatment.
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