4 Signs It's Time to Get Serious About Losing Weight

4 Signs It's Time to Get Serious About Losing Weight

About 50% of Americans try to lose weight each year. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can improve your well-being and quality of life — but unfortunately, losing weight isn’t easy.

While plenty of exercise regimes and fad diets promise to deliver results, nearly 90% of people who lose weight end up gaining it back eventually. 

If you’re tired of struggling with weight, it’s time to try something different. Brian Lamkin, DO, and our team at The Lamkin Clinic specialize in medical weight loss management: a weight loss program that’s customized for your body and your goals.

Here’s how it works and how to decide if now’s the right time for you.

When to consider weight loss management

Losing weight only to gain it back is common — and frustrating. Everyone’s body is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for lasting weight loss. At The Lamkin Clinic, we’ve spent nearly ten years working with people to help them understand their bodies and shed excess weight.

It might be time to get serious about weight loss if:

1. You’ve been diagnosed with certain health issues 

Many health factors go into your body weight, and weight influences your overall health, too. Being overweight can increase your risk of common conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and even arthritis. If you’re diagnosed with one of these conditions, optimizing your weight can help improve your health and lower your risk of complications.

2. Your weight is creeping up as you get older

Even if you exercise and eat right, your body goes through biological changes as you get older, making it more likely you’ll gain weight. Your metabolism slows down, body fat increases, and lean muscle mass decreases. These changes make it hard to maintain a healthy weight or lose extra weight with exercise and diet alone.

3. You can’t do all the activities you want to do

Weight gain often happens slowly. A few pounds here and there add up, and it gets harder to maintain an active lifestyle. If it gets too challenging to participate in your favorite activities or you struggle to keep up with your grandkids, it might be time to make a change.

4. You’re ready to make healthy changes

The biggest sign that it’s time to get serious about losing weight is: you’re ready to start making healthy changes. Only you can decide what’s right for you and your body. If you’re unhappy with your weight and its effect on your health and confidence, then it’s time to take back control — and medical weight loss management can help.

How medical weight loss management can help you achieve your goals

For many people, successful weight loss requires more than diet and exercise alone. Your ability to lose weight depends on a lot of factors, including your:

All these factors influence each other, creating moving targets that make weight loss feel impossible. With our medical weight loss program, you don’t have to figure it all out independently.

Dr. Lamkin and our team start with a comprehensive analysis of your health, lifestyle, and body composition. We identify any factors that are limiting your ability to lose weight, and we pinpoint your body’s fat-burning triggers.

Underlying metabolic problems such as insulin and leptin resistance, chronic inflammation, and hormone imbalances make it ‘easy to gain and hard to lose”. Dr. Lamkin and his team have spent the last decade putting to gather custom protocols to not only help patients lose weight and achieve their health goals, but to REVERSE the underlying problems that led to weight gian in the first place. 

We use this information to develop a custom weight-loss plan that makes sense for your body and provide the support you need along the way including research-based supplement and nutrition protocols. . Your program is designed just for you and your goals, so you can finally achieve your health goals and improve your HEALTHSPAN. 

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