Start Your Year with a Weight Loss Consultation

Start Your Year with a Weight Loss Consultation

Struggling to lose weight? You’re not alone: around 32.5% of Americans are overweight and 36.5% are obese. Our modern diets are filled with manufactured foods that are highly addictive, drenched in refined sugar and fat, and low in nutrients. 

Our experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County understand the struggles of losing weight, especially if you’re trying to do it alone. Read on to find out how we help patients across Orange County, California overcome their weight gain through a tailored weight loss consultation.

What to expect from a weight loss consultation 

A weight loss consultation can be an incredibly helpful tool in your weight loss journey. During your consultation, you receive a personalized nutrition and fitness plan that fits your lifestyle and needs. Our experts also take your vitals and test you for hormone imbalances and other issues.

Your weight gain could be caused by an underlying condition, such as:

Additionally, certain treatments can also cause weight gain, including: 

It’s essential to rule out or treat any medical causes of weight gain. Certain conditions can cause you to struggle with your weight throughout your life, so our team can provide advice and tips catered to your health issues. 

Our experts also use a number of tests to establish a baseline at the start of your treatment. They assess your current body mass index (BMI) in order to determine your ideal weight for your height and gender. In addition, they may conduct a body composition analysis to calculate your ratio of lean mass (muscle) to fat tissue. 

What to expect from the nutrition plan 

After collecting your baseline measurements, our experts determine a healthy weight loss goal with you. We then provide a detailed nutrition plan to help you reach your goal in an appropriate and safe amount of time. 

Our experts don’t believe in crash diets or diets that leave you depleted. Instead, you can expect to have a dietician on your side putting together a healthy plan so you can build lifelong habits. Our nutrition plans consist of nutrient-dense foods so you shouldn’t feel hungry or excessively restricted on them. 

Understanding the risks of being overweight or obese 

Being overweight or obese increases the risk for several serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. There’s also evidence showing that overweight or obese patients are more likely to experience COVID-19 complications

If you’re looking to get healthier and lose those extra pounds, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our experts focus on science-based nutrition and provide personalized support to help you meet your weight loss goals. 

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