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Weight Loss
If you’re looking to shed some extra weight, having the right support can make all the difference. Weight loss is among the services available from Kimberly Cares, and has helped many residents of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding region move closer to their weight loss goals. Begin your journey today by calling to schedule a visit, or booking on the online scheduling page.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it so hard to lose weight and maintain those results?

Weight loss was once considered to be nothing more than a simple calories-in/calories-out equation. Significant research, however, supports the fact that weight loss is a far more complex matter. 

The modern American food supply is part of the problem. In most cities and towns across the nation, fast food is readily available virtually around the clock. Grocery stores are filled with highly processed food with confusing labeling.

Our lifestyles are also partly to blame for rising levels of overweight and obesity. People of all ages spend hours each day in front of screens at school, at work, and for recreation. This leaves little time for getting outdoors and staying active. 

Everyone has a unique experience of weight gain and weight loss. What’s clear, however, is that weight loss is about more than just willpower.  

What are the health risks of carrying extra weight?

If you are significantly above your ideal weight, you face a risk of numerous health problems. Virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected by carrying extra weight. 

Some of the health risks of being heavier than medically advised include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • All types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Cognitive issues

These are just some of the health problems that can occur when you exceed the weight range recommended for your sex and height. 

How is medically-supervised weight loss different?

If you’re like many people, you’ve probably tried various weight loss programs in the past. You might even have had a degree of success, only to find the weight returning shortly after you cease following the guidelines. 

That’s because fad diets and extreme exercise plans are not a sustainable way to lose weight and maintain results. Medically-supervised weight loss does not place all the focus on short-term results. Instead, you learn ways to alter your approach to nutrition and physical activity. 

Medically-supervised weight loss begins with a thorough physical exam and lab testing to learn more about how your body is functioning. This information allows your practitioner to shape a weight loss plan that is designed to yield results without pushing your body too far. Your health remains at the center of the process from start to finish. 

You’ll also receive periodic follow-up visits to track your progress. This is not only a great chance to celebrate your successes, but also to alter your program to ensure it is still the right fit for your needs. 

When you’re ready to get started, call the office to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option, and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night. 

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