More than 71% of Americans age 20 and older are overweight. If you’re one of them, medically supervised weight loss can help you shed pounds and live a healthier lifestyle. At Sunnylane Medical Clinic, Brad Peterson, APRN, offers a compassionate medically supervised weight loss program that includes nutritional guidance, exercise recommendations, and prescription medication, when necessary. To make an appointment at the practice in Del City, Oklahoma, call the office or click the online booking tool.

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What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss helps people who are overweight eliminate body fat. When you’re at or around your ideal weight, it’s much easier to breathe and live a physically active lifestyle. What’s more, losing weight reduces the risk of potentially serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

If you’ve tried various diets and exercise programs but still struggle to achieve your desired goals, medically supervised weight loss can help. Routine checkups with the providers at Sunnylane Medical Clinic can provide you with the tools and education you need to thrive.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

No two medically supervised treatment plans are exactly alike. Your Sunnylane Medical Clinic provider designs a custom treatment plan based on your age, medical history, and goals. Depending on your needs, they might recommend:

Nutritional counseling

The foods and beverages that you eat and drink affect your metabolism, energy levels, and ability to lose weight. If you primarily eat junk food that’s high in salt or saturated fat, you’re more likely to experience weight gain.

Transitioning to a more balanced and nutritious diet gives your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive while reducing the buildup of unwanted belly fat.

Exercise recommendations

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it’s crucial to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Exercise builds muscle, burns fat, and encourages healthy circulation. Following an in-office consultation, your Sunnylane Medical Clinic provider can make exercise recommendations.

Even if you don’t enjoy going to the gym, there are plenty of ways to stay physically active that are safe for all fitness levels.

Prescription medication

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to lose weight and keep it off. If you’re struggling to achieve your desired goal after a few weeks, your Sunnylane Medical Clinic provider might recommend prescription medication.

There are several types of medication used in medically supervised weight loss. Some suppress your appetite and eliminate cravings; others speed up your metabolism, making it possible to burn more calories.

Who can benefit from weight loss?

Anyone who is overweight and wants to live a healthier life can benefit from weight loss. Even losing just 5-10 pounds can significantly improve your mobility and outlook.

To see if you’re a candidate for compassionate weight loss, make an appointment at Sunnylane Medical Clinic by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.