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How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate For a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program

How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate For a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program

Maybe you feel like you’re always on a diet. After initial success, you might reach a plateau and then lose motivation and end up gaining back the weight you lost. You’re not alone. Over 42% of adults in the United States struggle with weight. If your weight loss efforts have failed, it may be time to consider a medically supervised weight loss program.

Hermanpreet Buttar, MD, and our Vital Clinic and Spa team in Cypress, Texas, offer medically supervised weight loss programs designed to meet your unique needs. What works for someone else may not be the same as what works for you. But the good news is that medically supervised weight loss programs are effective and safe for people who meet the criteria.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss techniques range from making lifestyle changes to invasive weight loss surgery. The most common medically supervised weight loss programs include:

Vital Clinic and Spa uses the NutriMed Diet program, a low-calorie diet to encourage weight loss at the rate of about 3-4 pounds per week. 

Am I eligible for medically supervised weight loss?

The ideal candidate for Vital Clinic’s supervised weight loss program has a BMI of at least 30. Patients with BMIs between 27 and 29 are eligible for the program if they also have health conditions requiring weight loss. 

You should consider a medically supervised weight loss program if you’ve unsuccessfully tried to lose weight with diet and exercise. 

Benefits of the weight loss program

Because Dr. Buttar monitors your progress during the weight loss program, you can be confident you won’t experience complications. 

You can expect a daily caloric intake of 500-820 calories on a liquid-based meal replacement diet that ensures you meet the daily requirements of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

During the 12-week program, Dr. Buttar educates you on proper eating habits and exercise over four phases, so you maintain your weight loss after the medically supervised weight loss program ends.

If you can’t seem to reach your ideal healthy weight, you don’t have to keep struggling alone. If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more about medically supervised weight loss, the team at Vital Clinic is here to help. Book an online consultation or call the office and speak with our friendly staff today.

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