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Weight Management services offered in Delray Beach, FL

If you’re carrying a significant amount of excess weight, finding a way to move closer to a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and wellness. Sabrina Elien, NP, of Advance Practice Care LLC, offers weight management to residents in and around Delray Beach, Florida. To learn more, call or click today to schedule a visit. 

Weight Management Q&A


Why is it so hard to lose weight and maintain those results?

As the nation continues to struggle with the growing obesity epidemic, researchers are hard at work trying to determine the factors that led us to where we are today. What has become clear is that weight loss is a more complex matter than calories in—calories out. 

 

The modern American food supply is partly responsible for skyrocketing rates of obesity. Fast food is available around the clock in virtually every town, and grocery store aisles are filled with highly processed food with confusing labeling. 

 

Our lifestyles are also part of the problem. Many people spend hours in front of screens each day at home, at work, and for recreation. This leaves little time for staying active, strengthening relationships, or getting proper rest. High levels of stress make matters even harder to keep healthy. 

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

 

Few things have a greater impact on health and wellness than being overweight or obese. An expansive body of evidence links weight problems with the following health conditions:

 

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Many types of cancer
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression and anxiety

 

However, there is much more risk to being overweight or obese. Carrying significant excess weight places an enormous toll on virtually every organ and system in your body. 

How is medical weight management different?

 

Unlike fad diets and extreme exercise plans, medical weight management places your health at the center of the process. You begin with a comprehensive physical exam and lab testing to understand how your body is currently functioning. Your practitioner also speaks with you about lifestyle and your relationship with food. 

 

A customized nutrition plan is designed to deliver all of the nutrients your body needs to thrive. Learning how to include more whole foods into your diet is a central focus, and even small adjustments can make a substantial difference. 

 

Getting enough exercise is also an area of focus. You don’t have to work out for hours each day or push your body to the breaking point to watch the pounds come off. In fact, the best path to lasting weight loss is by embracing sustainable lifestyle modifications. 

 

If you’d like more information on all that medical weight management has to offer, book a visit with Advance Practice Care LLC, online or over the phone at your earliest convenience.  

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