With over 80% of people attempting to lose weight on their own the failure rates could not be any higher for successful weight loss. This is like trying to fix a complex piece of machinery without the owner’s manual. Excess weight is the result of a medical condition whereby the body excessively secretes insulin. Insulin is the obesity hormone. Excessive insulin production leads to weight gain and when insulin levels remain high for a prolonged period of time insulin resistance begins to occur.
Reasons why medical supervision are necessary:
- Weight Loss is Patient Specific: Weight loss is anything but a one-size fits all approach. Each patient is different because of their metabolism. This often is seen as patients can only achieve minimal weight loss using the outdated recommendations or commercial ploys.
- Management of Medical Co-Morbidities: 70% of the U.S population is currently taking at least one prescription pill. Medical co-morbidities alter the patient’s metabolism. Certain prescription medications also promote weight gain and slow the patient’s metabolism. Patients should not attempt to manage their medications. Many physicians are unaware or untrained in the management of medications as patients lose weight.
- Symptom Management: Symptoms may arise during weight loss. Managing symptoms is the responsibility of the physician to ensure the most positive effortless experience.
- Preventing Plateaus: This is the most dreaded aspect of losing weight. Patients are happy until they hit the wall. The wall is real. It is physiologic and a result of the metabolism. The reasons for plateaus are far too extensive for this medical post. A dissertation could be written on plateaus and the reasons they occur.
The Metabolism Clinic was founded for patients to have a clinic whereby they can go to with the understanding that they will lose weight while being actively managed by multiple physicians. The clinic’s level of sophistication is advanced to the point whereby it actively addresses the diabetes epidemic and has become established as the destination for both weight loss and reversal of diabetes.
The Metabolism Clinic is established as the destination for weight loss and reversal of diabetes. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.themetabolismclinic.com