Today’s most popular diets often don’t deliver long-term results — and can even be dangerous. But the right diet will help you reach your body goals and feel your best.
Whether you’re interested in dropping a few stubborn pounds or shedding a considerable amount of body weight, you want your efforts to yield more than just a smaller size or a lower number on the scale. You want to do away with the excess fat that derails your confidence and erodes your long-term health and well-being.
But even if you have an iron will, unyielding dedication, and good intentions, weight loss can be a challenging process full of stumbling blocks and setbacks. It’s not all bad news, though. Research shows the average adult tends to be far more successful at losing weight — and keeping it off for good — with the right kind of professional support.
Dr. Gray and our team know a thing or two about what it takes to lose weight, because we specialize in helping people of all shapes and sizes meet their weight loss goals in a way that’s healthy, fully supported, comfortable, and efficient.
Here’s what makes our medically supervised weight loss program smarter and more effective than other weight loss plans, and how it can help you lose weight, improve your overall health, and redefine your life.
The medically supervised weight loss program at Rel L. Gray M.D. L.L.C. takes a holistic, multifaceted approach that views weight loss through the lens of your health history, current medical needs, and overall lifestyle to help you get rid of excess fat in a way that’s as safe and effective.
This health-driven and empowering process goes above and beyond the latest diet craze or untenable weight loss scheme by combining proven and sustainable strategies with personal support. More importantly, it gives you the specific tools you need to maintain your results for life.
Your initial health assessment with Dr. Gray includes a comprehensive physical exam and in-depth review your medical history, a detailed discussion of any health concerns you have, and a candid assessment of the habits and lifestyle choices that may be having an adverse effect on your body weight.
After identifying any medical problems and lifestyle concerns, Dr. Gray works with you to determine your goal weight and create a practical, medically sound plan that helps you reach that goal one step at a time.
If you’re planning to lose a significant amount of weight, your program may also initially include a prescription appetite suppressant or blocking agent that helps you jumpstart your weight loss effort more easily.
Have you ever wondered why extreme dieting and other haphazard weight loss plans only deliver temporary results? It’s because these unreliable strategies encourage water and muscle loss over fat loss, making it far more likely that you’ll regain every pound you lost — and then some — as soon as you stop depriving yourself or overtraining your body.
To ensure that weight loss equals fat loss, it’s important to trim excess calories from your diet. You’ll also choose nutrient-dense foods, drink more water, and get your body moving.
While the ideal weight loss diet does restrict your daily calories, it also provides enough energy, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals to meet your body’s nutritional needs, maintain lean muscle mass as you burn fat, and protect your overall health.
The optimum weight loss exercise plan uses targeted resistance training to help you increase lean muscle mass so your body can burn more fat during your cardio workouts. Building lean tissue is also a great way to rev up your metabolism because even when you’re resting, your body burns more calories to maintain muscle than it does to maintain fat.
Here at Rel L. Gray M.D. L.L.C., your medically supervised weight loss program includes a detailed diet plan designed to meet your personal nutritional needs and a goal-oriented fitness plan to help maximize your results.
During your initial weight loss phase, Dr. Gray and his team monitor your progress on a weekly or bimonthly basis, making any necessary adjustments to help you stay on track while offering ongoing guidance, support, and motivation.
Once you achieve your goal weight, they’ll help you fine tune your results by adjusting your exercise program, recalibrating your diet, and steadily reducing any appetite-suppressing medication you may be taking until you no longer need it.
By the time you advance to the maintenance phase of your program, chances are you’ll realize that weight loss isn’t the only benefit of staying active and eating a wholesome diet. Embracing these healthy lifestyle choices for life can help you sleep better at night, boost your energy levels during the day, and put you in a more positive state of mind.
If you’re ready to feel lighter, fitter, stronger, healthier, and in control of your body and your life, call our office in Ruston, Louisiana today, or use the easy online tool to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray any time.
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