Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

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. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

What Can Be Done About My Severe Constipation?

What Can Be Done About My Severe Constipation?

Constipation is a common issue, but that doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable. Besides, it can sometimes indicate a serious ailment. Read on to learn about the causes and treatments of severe constipation.
The Link Between Hepatitis C and Abdominal Pain

The Link Between Hepatitis C and Abdominal Pain

Do you often feel a sharp pain in the right-hand side of your body? Tummy pain is a symptom of many ailments, but in some cases, it could be a sign of a hepatitis C infection. Read on to learn more about the link between the two.
Why Do I Have Diarrhea Frequently?

Why Do I Have Diarrhea Frequently?

Are you always on the lookout for a restroom? Diarrhea could be causing more than mildly uncomfortable behaviors. Read on to learn about the causes of diarrhea and when is time to give your doctor a call.
Eliminating Your Fears About a Colonoscopy

Eliminating Your Fears About a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy can be life-saving, and in many cases, it can catch polyps even before they become cancerous. But if you still have fears and anxieties about it, read on as our experts address all of your concerns.

My Body Is Dependent on Laxatives: Is That Bad?

Constant constipation may leave you no choice but to use laxatives regularly, but what does that do in the long term? Read on to find out the effects of overusing laxatives and what you can do to have normal bowel movements.