Weight loss can be more than just difficult — it can even feel impossible. If you have tried your hand at fad diets before, you probably already know what we mean. Luckily, we are here to help make weight loss an attainable goal.
Weight loss programs are available at Nuceria Health in Miami and the surrounding area. We can help you look and feel your best. Call us today at 305-398-4370 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
As anyone who has ever tried a diet knows, there are a lot of "get thin quick" schemes out there — and the few that do work usually leave patients feeling hungry or lead to "yo-yo dieting." However, weight loss does not have to be as hard as everyone believes. At Nuceria Health, we can create an effective, personalized weight loss program for you.
Contrary to popular belief, calorie counting is simply not enough to make an effective weight loss program. Instead, patients must take a more individualized approach that takes all their body's unique needs into account. Consequently, we at Nuceria Health begin with a thorough examination and blood test to identify each patient's needs. This is due to the fact that the body cannot effectively burn fat when trying to compensate for a deficiency.
Despite being known as a standard health assessment tool, body mass index (BMI) has recently come under fire for oversimplifying the definition of health. First developed in 1832 by Belgian mathematician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, BMI was never meant to study single individuals — instead, it was always meant to encapsulate a population's overall health. While a BMI over or lower than the average may be indicative of health problems, it fails to take certain aspects of health other than body fat into consideration.
In comparison, the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer breaks down the body into four basic components: fat, lean body mass, minerals, and total body water. The latter can be divided into intracellular water and extracellular water. This helps us understand a patient's fluid distribution in fitness, medical, and wellness contexts.
Once we have analyzed each patient's body composition, we move onto exercise, nutrition, and supplementation. After taking any supplements for the needed period of time, the patient will undergo another body composition analysis to ensure their levels are now adequate.
We will then provide the patient with a personalized meal plan and a consultation with a health coach. The health coach will assess what foods the patient likes and does not like, along with any nutritional foods they may want to incorporate into their meal plan.
Medication may become necessary when all other weight loss measures fail. Such prescription medications work in different ways. Some make it harder for the body to absorb fat from foods consumed, while others help patients feel full (or at the very least less hungry) sooner. These medications are typically only necessary for patients with health problems relating to being overweight or obese.
Patients and their doctors must also consider the likely benefits of weight loss, any possible side effects of the chosen medication, the patient's current health issues and other medications, the patients' family medical history, and cost. Additionally, weight loss medication is not necessarily the right fit for everyone with a high BMI. Many people who are overweight or obese may be able to lose weight with a lifestyle program, such as the ones we offer at Nuceria Health. These medications also cannot replace physical activity or healthy eating habits.
Weight loss does not have to be difficult. By taking a customized approach, we at Nuceria Health can help. Call us today at (305) 398-4370 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.