Losing weight and maintaining your healthy weight is a challenge for everyone. Our supervised medical weight loss program, helps each person meet their goals, no matter how much weight they need to lose. With customized treatment and ongoing support, you’ll be better equipped to reach your weight loss goal and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
To learn more about medical weight loss, call the office in Charlotte, NC or book an appointment online.
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WEIGHT LOSS Q & A
WHAT IS A MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM?
A medical weight loss program is a doctor-supervised program that helps you lose weight based on your specific body and unique needs and challenges.
Unlike fad diets that produce quick results that disappear just as fast, medical weight loss helps you make lifestyle changes that you can sustain for the long run. The program at illumeMD also helps when you need more than a standard diet and exercise to lose your weight.
Limiting calories and following a daily exercise regimen always form the foundation for losing weight. However, your body can work against you with hormonal imbalances that boost your appetite or make it hard to burn fat.
Dr. Ravi can get to the bottom of all your weight loss challenges and develop an individualized program that works for you.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER A MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM?
If you’ve tried to lose weight but haven’t reached your goal, or you lose weight but end up regaining it again, it’s time to think about joining the medical weight loss program at illumeMD.
One of the most important reasons to lose weight is to prevent the long-term effects on your health. When you’re overweight, you’re at a much higher risk of developing:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Kidney disease
When you’re at a healthy weight, it’s easier to participate in daily activities, you feel better emotionally, and you gain new confidence in yourself.
HOW DOES MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS WORK?
Dr. Ravi and the team at illumeMD take a personalized approach to your weight loss. Your program begins with a thorough evaluation that includes a review of your medical history, a physical examination and an inbody composition analysis.
The doctor may order lab work to determine underlying problems that could affect your weight and to be sure the diet plan developed for you is safe. For example, Dr. Ravi needs to know if you have an underlying health condition, nutritional deficiency, or hormonal imbalance that should be treated.
After setting a realistic goal, the next step is to develop your weight loss plan. The team at illumeMD uses a variety of effective therapies, so your plan is customized to meet your needs.
You can count on receiving the ongoing emotional support, diet and nutritional information, and the medical intervention you need to reach your weight loss goals.
If you’ve struggled with weight loss, or have tried dieting without long-term success, call illumeMD or book an appointment online to start your new weight loss journey.
WEIGHT LOSS IN CHARLOTTE, NC
We get it. It’s hard to eat well and exercise in today’s busy world. It catches up and “dieting” is usually filled with poor tasting foods and constant hunger. New Direction is a medically-supervised program requiring one of our physicians to be directly involved as you make your way through the 4-phase process towards reaching your health goals. Our staff at illumeMD have walked in your footsteps and reached success. They can relate to your challenges. On average, women lose 2-2.5 pounds per week and men lose 3-4 pounds per week. Take control of your health; start your journey towards a better lifestyle today. It may be the last diet you ever need.
WHAT IT TREATS
- Unwanted Fat
- Excess Weight
AREA IT TREATS
- Initial Consult: 1 hour
- Weekly Appointments: 30 minutes
Our dedicated staff has all followed protocol and obtained success. We can help you do the same!
CHANGING BEHAVIORS FOR SUCCESS
New Direction is a medically-designed and physician-supervised program that focuses on weight loss and changing dietary behaviors to promote a healthier lifestyle long-term. It has 4 phases comprised of loss and maintenance, which are coupled with education to prevent yo-yo dieting.
HOW DOES THE NEW DIRECTION PROGRAM WORK?
This is a ketogenic diet that couples high-protein foods and meal replacements with low-carbohydrate choices to maximize weight loss without hunger. This proven method helps burn fat without losing muscle mass leading to a slimmer, stronger physique.
A STRUCTURED PROGRAM
Our program takes a personalized approach during the weight loss goal-setting process. Goals are based on your current health situation with the direct oversight of our physician. The program is followed by weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education, and guidance. Our guidance will transition lifestyle building into lifestyle living.
MORE THAN JUST FOOD
Your weekly one-on-one meetings with your coaches include nutritious and delicious food, comprehensive body analysis, recipe ideas, exercise programs and total support to help you meet your health goals.