Medical Weight Loss May Be Your Answer for Those Stubborn Extra Pounds

Struggling with cravings, stubborn extra pounds, and  yo-yo diets isn’t fun for anyone. There has to be a better way, right? 

There is — but first, it’s helpful to know what it actually means to be at a healthy weight. 

Using body mass index (BMI), a healthy weight lies between 18.5 and 24.9 on the BMI scale. A BMI between 24.5 and 29.9 means you are overweight, and a BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese. 

At a healthy weight, your body functions optimally and protects itself from disease. Conversely, excess body weight can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis, and other chronic diseases. Being overweight also causes day-to-day symptoms like aches and pains, fatigue, and mood swings. 

So how do you get rid of those stubborn extra pounds? Dr. Anthony Aghenta, founder and medical director of GhentMD suggests medical weight loss. 

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Put simply, medically supervised weight loss is exactly what it sounds like: weight loss supervised by a medical professional. It’s different — and more successful — than other types of weight loss programs because you get the combination of medical expertise and professional accountability that you can’t find elsewhere. 

At GhentMD, Dr. Aghenta enrolls patients in the Clean Start Weight Loss program, which includes guide books, recipes, a food journal, tip sheets, shopping lists, and more to keep you on track. You’ll eat real food — not processed shakes, bars, or frozen foods — and receive all the guidance you need to make the right diet choices. 

During the Clean Start program, Dr. Aghenta and his staff go along with you every step of the way until you reach and maintain your goal weight. 

What results can I expect?

Once you begin the Clean Start program, you can expect a tremendous array of benefits associated with weight loss, including: 

Not to mention the weight loss itself!

Is medical weight loss right for you?

Medically supervised weight loss isn’t for everyone, but it’s tremendously helpful for those who are good candidates. Ask yourself the following questions? 

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, and you have excess body weight, you could benefit from medical weight loss. 

Getting started with medical weight loss

The first step to beginning your weight loss journey is consulting with a qualified physician like Dr. Aghenta at GhentMD. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Aghenta will complete a thorough physical exam that includes health markers like your heart rate, blood pressure, and BMI. He’ll also take physical measurements like your waist circumference and walk you through a comprehensive health history. 

Be prepared to talk to Dr. Aghenta about your history with food, dieting, exercise, and weight loss. The more you tell him, the more customized your program will be. If you’re ready to finally shake off stubborn weight, call GhentMD today, or book an appointment with our online scheduling tool. 

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