Summertime is the best time to lose weight

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Start now with the Weight Management team at Premier Medical Group

Why summer is a great time to start

According to research conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Georgia, our average calorie intake decreases by approximately 200 calories per day in the summer compared to fall and winter months. Access to fresh fruits and vegetables is easy, we tend to prefer cool, light meals in hot weather and we are more physically active. If you take all those factors into account and still can’t get started, please read on. You and your health will benefit from what you discover.

We have the support you need

Premier Medical Group has proven experience in managing weight loss for our patients, even those with complex or chronic medical conditions. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is hard work, but our team helps you develop a weight loss plan and, if necessary, coordinates care between specialties to improve overall quality of life for our patients.

Managing weight isn’t just about changing diet habits. While diet is crucial to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, there are many other contributing factors that cause individuals to become overweight. Our program is designed to identify these factors to provide patients with an individualized plan for success. Our experienced weight management team, including Dr. Majed Zouhairi, a gastroenterologist who is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tamer Sargios, a gastroenterologist who specializes in weight loss and its positive effects on health, as well as Theresa Zangerle-McArtin, a registered dietician, are ready and willing to help you get your weight on track and put you on the right path to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Do you have risk factors for weight gain?

The reason for weight gain or why it may be more difficult for some patients to lose weight can be caused by one or several external factors. :

  • Family history
  • Inactivity
  • Certain diseases and medications
  • Social and economic issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Smoking

A healthy weight will keep you healthy

Weight management can be reactive as well as proactive. If you have pre-existing conditions or a common risk factor for weight gain, choosing our weight management program can help prevent the development of severe conditions such as:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Some Cancers

Most of the risk factors for becoming overweight or developing obesity can be counteracted through diet, physical activity, and behavior changes.

How the Premier Medical Group Weight Management Program works

Our expert team knows that for most patients, losing weight is easier said than done. We look at the whole picture to develop a plan that works with each patient’s unique circumstances. When choosing the Premier Medical Group Weight Management Program, patients will get the benefits of:

  • A dedicated team to help you develop realistic and accurate expectations using your body composition and other measurements with the type of weight loss program you choose.
  • Nutritional evaluations and dietary recommendations from our on-site Registered Dietitian.
  • For some patients, we may prescribe weight loss medication in conjunction with lifestyle and behavioral changes to help with weight loss.
  • Weight loss maintenance coaching.
  • Individualized attention on every step of your weight loss journey.

The first step to long-term weight management starts here. Contact Premier Medical Group today to schedule an appointment with our sympathetic, highly qualified and supportive weight management team.Schedule a consultation today, call (845) 471-9410.