Why a Medical Weight Loss Program Will Lead to More Success Than Fad Diets

Did you know that an estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight? This is also a growing problem amongst our nation’s children, as nearly 30% of boys and girls under age 20 are either obese or overweight, up from just under 20% in 1980. 

At Synergy Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, we’re familiar with the allure of fad diets and why so many individuals go down that misguided route to achieve their weight loss goals. However, our physicians offer a far more effective alternative: personalized medical weight loss programs. What’s the difference? We’ve put together a quick explainer.

What’s a fad diet? 

Fad diets are popular, trendy diets that are marketed to get you to believe that you can lose weight rapidly. The diets themselves might change with time and new trends, but the promises stay the same. Some examples include the South Beach diet, the paleo diet, and intermittent fasting. Some people might lose weight with these diets, but there are some key reasons why they don’t work for everyone. 

Fad diets often remove items completely from your food choices. This can make these diets hard to stick to for a long time. Furthermore, these diets can leave you devoid of sufficient vitamins and minerals. The diets are concerned with only one thing: weight loss. They don’t necessarily factor in your overall well-being and health. Furthermore, what about managing a healthy weight once you’ve achieved it? Fad diets offer no help here.

Medical weight loss programs work

In order to lose weight in a healthy manner, you need to get beyond a one-size-fits-all approach. Every patient is unique. You need a customized plan to help you reach your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy weight. 

We develop a plan that gives you nutritional guidance, meal planning, and exercise recommendations. We also help you make necessary lifestyle modifications. This all begins with a comprehensive evaluation that looks at your medical history, current activity level, and diet. 

Our physicians dive deep. We help you develop low barrier approaches, such as cooking at home instead of eating out all the time, and other tactics you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day life. This approach can go a long way toward helping you lose weight and keep it off in the long term. After all, weight loss is a journey, not a passing fad. 

If you’re ready to begin your weight loss journey and want to see how a medical weight loss plan can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Synergy Health today.

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