Medical Weight Loss
Medical weight loss is not surgery or only diet pills. It is weight management based on medical scientific evidence that targets the root causes of obesity and weight gain. Trained doctors and health care providers provide the treatment and guidance necessary to help you achieve weight loss and maintain it for life. Medical weight loss is designed to help any individual with his or her specific weight loss goals, whether to lose 100 pounds or those last stubborn ten pounds. It is especially beneficial for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher because it can reduce the risk of other serious medical conditions.
Why is medical weight loss different?
Addition of medication to supplement efforts
Medical grade body composition assessment
Nutraceutical meal replacement
Metabolic test to determine YOUR calorie needs
Physician involvement in your care
Proven results published in medical peer reviewed journals
Many large medical trials have shown that a weight loss of only 10% body weight will make a real difference in reducing the risk of serious medical problems. At SOGA CMWL we strongly believe struggling with obesity is a medical problem and should be addressed as such.
The tools that medical weight loss providers use to help you manage your weight are very different from what you might find with commercial programs. Medical weight loss providers use your metabolism and body composition (mainly fat percentage) as true indicators of weight loss progress, something other plans can’t do. See the chart below for other differences…