Weight Management Specialist

West Plano Medical Associates -  - Internal Medicine

West Plano Medical Associates

Internal Medicine located in Plano, TX

Managing your weight isn’t always as simple as following a diet you found online or taking a regimen of supplements. At West Plano Medical Associates in Plano, Texas, Safoora Harandi, MD, and Kasey Bryant, APRN, provide weight management services integrated into custom plans for overweight and obese individuals. To set up a consultation, call West Plano Medical Associates or book online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

For most people, weight management means lowering your weight to a healthy range for someone of your age and stature by losing body fat. 

The basic principle of weight management is to find a balance between the calories you consume and the calories you burn, but this is often easier said than done. If you need to lose weight, you must burn more calories than you eat. 

West Plano Medical Associates offers custom weight management programs to help guide you through the process of losing weight and to make sure you’re on the right track. 

Your provider helps you tell the difference between helpful habit changes and unnecessary or harmful weight loss gimmicks and myths.

What are the benefits of successful weight management?

Obesity is linked to many common diseases, some of which affect you for the rest of your life. If you’re overweight or obese, or if you already have chronic conditions associated with extra body fat, your primary care provider might encourage you to consider getting help with weight management. 

By remaining within an average weight range for someone of your age, height, and gender, you can reduce the symptoms or your chances of getting diseases like:

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea

Losing weight can also indirectly help you manage some mental health conditions, like depression or anxiety. 

If your weight makes you unhappy about the way you look or reduces your ability to participate in certain activities, managing your weight can improve your overall outlook on life. 

What does my weight management plan involve?

Your weight management provider at West Plano Medical Associates discusses your health in depth and plans various strategies to help you manage your weight. Several services can safely contribute to your weight loss with regular check-ins and office visits, including:

Diet programs

Almost all weight loss plans require you to adjust your diet in some way. Your provider works with you to make sure you’ll get sufficient nutrition while limiting calories and unhealthy foods. 

Medications

Some prescription medications, like appetite suppressants, work well when integrated with a weight loss plan. 

Coaching

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to working out, your provider at West Plano Medical Associates can discuss coaching with you or give you guidance for getting more exercise to burn more calories and speed your metabolism. 

Weight management is rarely easy without personalized, professional guidance. Call West Plano Medical Associates or schedule a consultation online for weight management services today. 

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