When To Consider a Medical Weight Management Program

The term “medical weight management program” can feel cold and sterile. That’s why Terry L. Franklin, MD, and our team take a holistic, whole-body approach to help you reach your weight loss goals. 

Dr. Franklin starts with a wellness care program designed to support your physical, mental, and social well-being. By taking these steps, he can help you make healthy choices so you can obtain the rich and fulfilling life you deserve while losing weight at the same time. 

If you’re overweight or obese, here’s how Dr. Franklin can help.

The challenges of weight loss

Losing weight is hard work, and keeping it off can be even harder. This process is also a lot more complicated than most people realize.

If you’ve heard that the key to losing weight is eating less and exercising more, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, it’s also not completely accurate. 

First, the minute you start trying to lose weight, your body starts to work against you. That’s because weight loss can trigger hormone imbalances, and your metabolism can start to slow. These changes often leave you hungry and struggling to keep pounds off. 

Plus, successful weight management is a marathon, not a sprint. So in order to have lasting results, you need to change your lifestyle completely. This can be incredibly difficult, especially when you’re on your own.

If you have a lot of excess pounds to shed or have struggled to lose weight in the past, a medical weight management program could help.

How medical weight management programs work

Unlike fad diets or exercise programs you cobble together yourself, Dr. Franklin develops a lifestyle education strategy completely tailored to your unique needs. He bases this approach on your medical and personal history, overall health, and goals. 

That means you end up with a new lifestyle strategy you’ll love, and you’re more likely to stick to it indefinitely.

Dr. Franklin integrates Eastern and Western philosophies in his health care, so your weight management program could include:

It could also include weight loss medications, natural supplements, or nutraceuticals — products from food sources that provide extra health benefits. 

Weight management for life

Losing weight for good takes time, but when you partner with a professional to guide you through the process, you can develop healthy, new habits that last a lifetime. And as your wellness coach, Dr. Franklin can help you set goals that support you on your path to optimal health. 

Either way, your medical weight management program with Dr. Franklin isn’t generic or easy to ignore. Instead, you get a step-by-step plan with sustainable strategies that help you get results. You can expect a program that does more than slim your waistline; it enables you to make changes that also improve your mental, emotional, and physical health.

Are you ready to see how a medical weight management program can help you reach your goals? Contact us at the practice of Terry L. Franklin, MD, in downtown Monterey, California, by calling 831-647-3190 today.

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