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Medical weight loss, what is it exactly?

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Medical weight loss simply refers to any program or weight loss effort that is supervised by a doctor or a dietitian. The medical professional guides you from start to finish. This will ensure that you lose weight in a safe and healthy manner.

Medical weight loss programs make use of personalized nutrition diet, exercise and medication. You should adhere strictly to your diet plan. Even though you're supplied with suppressants, do not go on hunger strike or extreme diet fad while participating in a medical weight loss program.

When your body senses that it’s in starvation mode, it uses fatty acids for energy which creates problems for the brain. The brain cannot use fatty acids directly as fuel source. Also, your body might use its muscle mass for fuel which affects your metabolism and might make your weight loss return in pure fat. To be healthy, you must eat only the right foods, in the right amount.

It’s a fallacy to think medical weight loss is an easy way to lose weight without exercising or making lifestyle changes. There’s only so much appetite suppressants can do.

Your medical weight loss plan should include a set of exercise that you should follow. Exercise helps the body burn the fat accumulated from the food eaten. It transforms such fat into energy. The more fat burning activities you engage in, the more fat you metabolize.

Exercise, a healthy and balanced diet, adequate rest, reduced stress, positive attitude and a healthy lifestyle are the best way to achieve weight loss.

Lastly, any medical weight loss program should include ensuring you mentally are ready. You should get educated about eating disorders and its effect on the mind and body. Your mindset and mental health affect your external, in this case, your weight. An expert through motivation will ensure that you avoid eating disorders and that your weight loss will be long term.

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