Losing weight is just the beginning.
Because fad diets or other extreme measures are rarely sustainable in the long run, 80% of people who lose weight gain it all back – and sometimes more – within just two years. Unless weight loss results in long-term weight management, then many of the potential health benefits are lost.
Typically in the medical profession, a person’s ideal healthy weight is determined by BMI, or Body Mass Index. This is a measure of relative weight to height, and is a useful yardstick to measure both initial weight loss and the success of any long-term weight management plan. However, at Lifestyle Medical Center we aim for a more comprehensive approach to weight management—looking not just at your BMI, but also at your body composition, overall functionality, and any weight-related health symptoms. The end goal may include an ideal BMI, but success will ultimately be measured by how comfortable and healthy you feel within your own body.
Jenni Grover, RD, works with one of our clients on balanced menu planning.
If you have struggled to maintain a consistent, healthy weight in the past, or if you have recently lost weight and would like to make sure you keep it off, Lifestyle Medical Centers’ multi-disciplinary team of doctors, registered dietitians, nurse practitioners, and PhD-level outcomes researchers can help create a long-term weight management strategy that works for you. Combining the best in scientific, evidence-based medical and nutrition counseling with practical, real world tips on goal setting, menu planning, exercise and lifestyle change, we seek to create individualized plans that can help you keep the weight off for good.