Weight Management Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

Most Americans are overweight or obese, with numbers rising just above 71%. Being overweight drastically increases your risk of chronic diseases and can take a toll on your self-confidence. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the expert family medicine team offers weight management services to help you achieve and maintain your goal weight with ease. Schedule an appointment with Aspen Medical Group, Inc. over the phone or request one online to get started today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Weight management at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. involves medical weight loss that increases your chance of achieving a healthy weight. Your weight loss specialist uses diet and exercise counseling, motivational guidance, and medical treatments when necessary to make weight loss easier.

What are the risk factors for obesity? 

Being overweight and obese can happen to anybody, but the following factors increase your risk of suffering from it:

  • Family history of obesity
  • Eating high-calorie foods
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Older age
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Chronic stress

Complications associated with being overweight include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, digestive problems, infertility, and irregular periods in women.

What happens during weight management counseling?

Your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. practitioner can complete weight management counseling during an OB/GYN or primary care appointment if you’d like. They review your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. Your doctor weighs you and may use blood or imaging tests to diagnose or rule out medical conditions. Weight management services include:

Healthy lifestyle counseling

Your practitioner counsels you about healthy lifestyle habits that can improve your chance of weight loss success. Examples include being in the right mindset, getting plenty of sleep, reducing stress, taking certain dietary supplements, and adopting a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Personalized diet and exercise plans

Your doctor works with you to create a personalized diet and exercise plan that best suits your unique needs. They recommend getting at least 30-60 minutes of physical activity daily, boosting your fruit, vegetable, and lean protein intake, and cutting back on sugary drinks, fast food, fried foods, baked goods, and other refined carbohydrates.

Medications

If you have a chronic disease requiring treatment, your primary care specialist may recommend medications to lower your risk of serious health complications. Some medicines help control your appetite.

Hormone therapy

If your hormones aren’t balanced, weight loss can be a challenge. Having low thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone can negatively affect your metabolism. Hormone therapy can get your levels back on track, increase energy, and boost your metabolism.

How much weight can I lose?

The amount of weight you can lose with weight management counseling at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. depends on your goals, willingness to make lifestyle changes, and initial body weight. Expect to safely lose at least one to two pounds or more each week.

Don’t give up on weight loss after previous failed diet attempts, as simple weight management solutions are within reach at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online to get started today.