Weight Management Specialist

New Hope Medical Clinic

Family Practice located in Gastonia, NC

Weight loss is often a frustratingly slow process. It can also get downright lonely as you try to follow your diet while others enjoy foods you can’t have. The experts at New Hope Medical Clinic in Gastonia, North Carolina, recommend you try a team approach for weight management. These dedicated healthcare providers can help you reach your goal with nutritional plans that leave you full and satisfied. They can also boost your motivation with medications and medically supervised weight-loss programs designed to help you lose weight fast. Call for an appointment or book your visit online.

Weight Management Q & A

What Diet Should I Follow for Weight Loss?

The best diet for weight loss is one you can stick to and keeps you healthy. Any diet that restricts your calories enough that your body begins to burn stored fat leads to weight loss. A diet of candy bars, nothing but lettuce, or one that has you eating pasta for breakfast, lunch, and dinner works as long as the portion sizes keep the calorie count low.

But eating like that won’t keep you healthy and such restrictive food plans are impossible for most people to follow. They also rob you of energy and decrease your desire to remain physically active, which is a key component of healthy weight loss.

What Weight Loss Diet is Best?

The providers at New Hope Medical Clinic recommend a comprehensive weight management plan that includes much more than simply following a diet. Their goal is to help you understand what good nutrition means for your body and how to choose foods that promote health. They can also teach you ways to prepare foods you love (or can at least learn to like) to decrease their calorie count and keep your tummy satisfied.

Along with healthy nutrition, you can expect your team at New Hope to offer encouragement through routine check-in visits to celebrate your progress and support you when you hit those dreaded weight loss plateaus. They help you devise an exercise plan that keeps you physically active without making you miserable. And they can help jumpstart your efforts if necessary with medications designed to control those cravings that often sabotage weight loss.

What is Medically Supervised Weight Loss?

Usually reserved for people who are excessively overweight or obese, a medically-supervised weight loss program may include very low-calorie meal replacements, behavior management counseling, exercise instruction, and weight-loss medications. Some insurance programs require you to participate in a medically-supervised program before you have bariatric surgery to lose weight.

You can expect close follow-up throughout your time on the program, which includes screening labs to make sure you’re getting adequate nutrition. Your weight management team also works with you during the process to make sure you’re ready to transition to maintaining your weight loss once you’ve reached your goal.