For most of us, gaining weight is easy — losing it, not so much. In fact, data show that even though more people are trying to lose weight, Americans are still gaining despite their increased efforts. In fact, according to the CDC, two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese.
As a leading internal medicine specialist in Beverly Hills, California, Mehran Baheri, MD, offers personal weight loss programs aimed at helping every person succeed in losing weight and keeping it off. Here’s how a personal weight loss program from Baheri Wellness Center could help change your life for the better.
Better physical health
Being overweight or obese is associated with increased risks for many serious and even life-threatening medical problems, including:
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- Erectile dysfunction
- Some cancers
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
Losing just 10% of your body weight can dramatically reduce many of these risks.
Imagine carrying around a 30-pound backpack all day long. If you’re 30 pounds overweight, that’s essentially what your body is doing every day, all day long. No wonder being overweight is also associated with increased levels of fatigue.
Dropping extra pounds can improve your breathing, too, so you won’t feel winded when you take a walk or enjoy another physical activity. Plus, losing weight is associated with improved sleep, which means your natural energy levels can improve dramatically.
Better emotional health
There’s no doubt that being overweight can make you feel more self-conscious about your appearance. Many people who are overweight or obese also have problems with self-esteem, self-confidence, and body image, along with increased risks of anxiety and depression.
When you lose weight, you gain a more positive body image, greater feelings of self-confidence, and a more stable mood, in addition to a better overall quality of life. Plus, when you’re less tired, you’re more likely to engage socially.
More success in losing weight
Weight loss offers significant benefits for women and men, but the problem is losing those extra pounds in the first place. Unlike diet programs designed for the general population, a personal weight loss plan is designed for your unique medical, health, social, and nutritional needs.
That means you can experience greater success in losing weight and keeping it off. Plus, your plan can be adjusted as your weight loss journey progresses, helping you maintain your new healthy weight while keeping extra pounds at bay.
Get help reaching your weight loss goals
Personal weight loss begins with a comprehensive medical exam and lab work to identify your weight gain “triggers” and the roadblocks that have prevented you from losing weight in the past. Then, Dr. Baheri customizes your plan to address those problems and support healthy, successful weight loss based on your needs.