What to Know About Medical Weight Loss Treatment
Fad diets and extreme weight loss trends have been around for decades. Though these methods can seem appealing now, they do more harm than good in the long run. Medical weight loss is a healthier, more effective way to reach your goals because it involves supervision from a trained professional. Dr. Katayoun Motlagh (an active member of the Obesity Medicine Association) can provide guidance and support, so you can lose weight and achieve lasting results.
Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics follows the four pillars of a successful medical weight loss program: nutritional support, physical activity, behavior modification, and medication. Below, we describe each pillar in more detail. Call our Palmdale, CA office to book an assessment and start your journey. We are proud to have helped countless patients look and feel their best through science-backed methods.
Some people have a complicated relationship with food. Nutritional counseling is designed to help you make healthier choices and gain a better understanding of what your body needs to thrive. As part of our medical weight loss program, Dr. Motlagh develops custom meal plans based on your personal tastes and food limitations.
Generally, patients are encouraged to eat a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. The best diet keeps you full, reduces sugar cravings, and provides your body with vitamins and minerals to function optimally. Learning to substitute unhealthy foods with nutrient-rich alternatives is another great way to lose weight.
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) recommends regular physical activity for people who struggle with weight loss. Exercise burns calories, increases metabolism, and even improves your mental well-being. Best of all, exercise doesn't always mean grueling, exhaustive workouts. Low-impact activities are also beneficial, including walking, cycling, swimming, and yoga.
When it comes to physical activity, Dr. Motlagh can oversee your progress and provide comprehensive support while you stay active. Read reviews by our patients who have already succeeded and get inspired.
Emotional or environmental factors make it challenging for some people to reach their weight loss goals. Behavior modification therapy may allow patients to regain control. This type of counseling is usually provided by a mental health professional who specializes in obesity-related issues. Dr. Motlagh refers patients to qualified partners, so they get the help they need.
Some psychological reasons for weight gain include:
- Stress, depression, or anxiety
- Feelings of rejection or low-self esteem
- Unrealistic body image expectations
- Unhealthy relationships with food or eating habits
Medications and supplements can be used in conjunction with the other three pillars of medical weight loss. For example, choline and inositol help metabolize excess fat, while Vitamin B12 and other essential vitamins promote healthy energy levels for exercise and physical activity.
Dr. Motlagh carefully monitors all medications to ensure your safety and comfort throughout treatment. You are always welcome to view before and after photos of previous patients to understand the profound effects our medical weight loss program can have on your life.
Lose weight with help from a medical specialist
There's no need to be overwhelmed by the path to weight loss. Kat Motlagh's Health Clinics supports you at every step with personalized care and attention. Our office in Palmdale, CA provides a safe, comfortable space to track your progress and see real results. Book an assessment with Dr. Katayoun Motlagh today and see why so many people benefit from our medical weight loss program.