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Weight Management

At Mercy Grace, we provide physician-supervised medical weight-loss programs.

The medical rationale for weight loss in people with obesity is that obesity is a disease associated with a significant increase in mortality and many health risks, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and coronary heart disease.

Many people find that although they initially lose weight by dieting, they quickly regain the weight after the diet ends. Because it is so hard to keep weight off over time, it is important to have as much information and support as possible before starting a weight loss plan.

FAQs about Weight Management

Why do I need a physician supervised weight loss program?
You are most likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off when you believe that your body weight can be controlled. While it can be challenging to make the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight and improve your health, if you set goals and commit to them, you can be successful, especially if you develop a long-term relationship with a knowledgeable, supportive health care provider.
What are the different weight loss programs?
Based on your situation and medical history, the medical staff at Mercy Grace can help you determine what combination of weight loss treatments would work best for you. Treatments must include changes in lifestyle, physical activity, approach to eating, and, in some cases, weight-loss medicines or a surgical procedure. Weight loss surgery also called bariatric surgery, is reserved for people with severe obesity who have not had success with other approaches.
When Should a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Plan be Considered?

Individuals who are extremely obese or who have serious health concerns should consider a medically supervised weight loss plan. Individuals who are no in the best of health can work with a doctor to get the help they need to lose excess weight without aggravating their existing health problems. By providing a nutritionally sound diet plan, the doctor can ensure their patient gets the nutrients they need without adding an excessive amount of calories. He can also ensure that the exercise program will not put undue stress on the patient or cause them to injure themselves in the process.

Is Working With a Doctor Safer Than Losing Weight Alone?

When a woman works hand in hand with her doctor to lose weight, she has a distinct advantage over trying to achieve her goals on her own. Working with a doctor allows her to address any health issues she may have that could sabotage her goals or make it more difficult for her to stay on her program. The doctor can also create an individualized diet plan that offers the nutrition she needs throughout her weight loss journey. The doctor can also create an exercise program that makes it easy for the woman to start her program and stay on track. During the course of the program, the doctor can make adjustments as they are needed.

What is Included in a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Plan?

A medically supervised weight loss plan includes several different components that can be used together to help women reach their ultimate weight. With this type of plan, a woman receives weekly check-ins where they can talk to their doctor about any problems they may be having, either with their health or with a part of their program. A medically supervised weight loss program includes an individualized diet and exercise plan that provides them with the nutrition and level of activity they need to be able to lose the weight they want safely and effectively. With this type of plan, healthy lifestyle patterns are created that allow a person to maintain their ideal weight on a long term basis.