Weight Loss Management Specialist

Weight Loss Management services offered in Edmond, OK

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t always easy, but residents in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have an outstanding resource in Heather Kennedy, PA-C. Through her practice at Refine Medical, Heather offers weight loss management services that can help you identify, reach, and maintain your weight loss goals. When you’re ready to begin, call the office to schedule a visit or book online in just moments.

Weight Loss Management Q&A

Why is it so challenging to reach and maintain a healthy weight?

Many factors combine to make weight loss a complex issue. While losing weight was once presumed to be a simple matter of calories in/calories out, researchers are now aware that weight gain and loss are not quite that simple. 

Our modern food supply is part of the problem. Fast food is available on virtually every corner, and grocery store aisles are lined with highly processed foods masquerading as healthy options. Conflicting nutritional advice is everywhere, making it hard to know where to begin. 

Lifestyles are also partly to blame for the growing obesity epidemic. Many people spend hours in front of various screens at home, at work, and in school. This leaves little time for staying active and getting fresh air. Add in poor sleep quality and high levels of stress, and it’s no wonder so many people find it hard to lose weight. 

What are some of the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying a significant amount of extra weight is among the most dangerous things for overall health and wellness. Research shows a clear link between being overweight or obese and the following health issues:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Cognitive issues
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression

Virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected by being overweight or obese. Fortunately, losing even a small amount of weight can improve your health and how you feel each day. 

How is medically supervised weight loss management different?

Medically supervised weight loss management centers on your health. Your weight loss plan is designed to deliver results without pushing your body too far or threatening your health. You begin with a comprehensive physical exam and lab testing to learn how your body is currently functioning. 

Your practitioner designs a nutrition plan to help you get everything your body needs to thrive on a cellular level. High-quality supplements are available. There are medications that can help you lose weight by altering your appetite, but drug therapy is never the sole area of focus. 

Weight loss also requires you to incorporate physical activity into your daily routines. Your provider works with you to identify ways to boost your activity levels each day. That can mean finding time for a couple of short walks or beginning a weight training program. 

As you move through the process, your team is behind you to provide support and guidance and celebrate your success. Begin today by calling or clicking to schedule an initial visit.