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Weight Loss Using Functional Medicine

Weight Loss Using Functional Medicine
Weight Loss Using Functional Medicine

It’s easy to feel lost or defeated when struggling to lose weight. Whether it be those few pesky pounds you can’t seem to get rid of or if you’re shooting for a life-changing amount of weight loss, shedding those pounds can often seem like an uphill battle. Floundering through diets and meal plans, weight loss options, workouts, trainers and maybe even diet pills, is enough to ‘knock the wind out of your sails.’ It’s almost impossible to stay motivated when you aren’t seeing or feeling any progress. 

But what if the problem isn’t just about doing the “right” or “wrong” things to lose weight? What if it’s much deeper than that? We all have different health goals, needs and body types. It matters when someone takes the time not only to address those concerns but take your health goals personally. So why not have a weight loss plan that’s not only sustainable but is catered to YOU — your body type, your health and wellness needs, your goals and your underlying chronic symptoms or issues. 

Ready to start living a healthy lifestyle and maintain sustainable weight loss? Learn more about how functional medicine can help kickstart your weight loss journey. 

Why Functional Medicine?

Anyone can essentially starve themselves and seemingly lose a few pounds. However, quick-fix diets, weight loss gimmicks and too-good-to-be-true pills won’t provide positive, lasting change. Depleting your body of crucial nutrients isn’t the answer to achieving your goals, so what is? Medical weight loss through functional medicine.

Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. Rather than just treating your symptoms, we must determine if you have any underlying conditions that may be preventing you from losing weight. Functional medicine requires a close patient-provider relationship based on discovery, honesty and a mutual understanding that a healthy you is the best you. We take the time to get to know you, inside AND out—physically and mentally—so not only can we meet you where you’re at, we can take your genetic, biochemical and lifestyle factors into account as we start your wellness journey, together. Functional medicine can help you achieve a healthier, happier and more sustainable you.

Sustainable Weight Loss

Caring about your quality of life is just the first step. You need a wellness plan that provides support, accountability and personalized attention every step of the way. An individualized program that is designed around you. Sustainable weight loss and nutrition coaching involves collaborating with clients through a series of purposeful, structured and inspirational actions in order to achieve their goals and individual needs.

Our Medical Weight Loss Program uses several key health factors, assessments, screenings and labs to tailor a “go plan” specifically to your body and your needs. This program also determines if you’re ready to lose weight safely. Whether it be through hormone therapy and a comprehensive heart health assessment, diagnostic lab tests or vitamin-packed IV therapy treatments — we conduct thorough health screenings and medical evaluations. These tools ultimately allow us to pinpoint the source of your weight gain and inflammation in addition to alleviating your symptoms, boosting weight loss and accountability along with your long-term diet plan. 

Think of us as your personal weight loss team. Advanced Practice Wellness Clinic is here with you and for you. 

Wellness from the Inside Out

To get to the bottom of why you can’t seem to lose your desired weight, we must first understand the root cause of your weight gain or weight resistance. Our treatment plans are individualized and based on your specific medical needs. It’s not uncommon to have underlying medical conditions that complicate losing weight, such as general inflammation, autoimmune disorders, insulin resistance or diabetes, hormone imbalance, thyroid issues, food sensitivities or allergies, or other underlying causes. If this is the case, we will work with you to develop a plan that is best suited for you. Treatment may include addressing sub-optimal thyroid, adrenal dysfunction or hormone imbalances with additional supplements such as these: 

  • Appetite controlling medications
  • B12 Methylcobalamin and or MIC fat-burning injections
  • Thyroid support
  • Adrenal supporting supplements
  • Metformin or glucose regulating agents such as Semaglutide 

While underlying issues can be challenging to pinpoint, it’s important to pay attention to what your body is telling you and be honest about your symptoms. If you’re experiencing fatigue, mood swings or a general lack of motivation — you may have a hormone imbalance hindering your weight loss progress. Take our Hormone Imbalance Checker quiz to self-assess what might be affecting you.

It’s time someone put your health and wellbeing first. Functional medicine doesn’t mask or put a band-aid on your problems. We work to try and find the underlying cause of your concerns and chronic symptoms while creating an individualized wellness plan designed to kick-start your weight loss journey. We will work to heal you from the inside out. Take back your health and schedule an appointment.

 

If you don’t feel you’re ready for a consultation, download our 7-Day Weight Loss Jump Start instead.  

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