The health risks of excess body weight (body fat) are well known, and, not surprisingly, weight loss is a common health goal. However, traditional weight loss programs are notoriously ineffective, with data showing that as much as 90% of people regain the weight lost in a year or two.
Science, and our own experience, show us that achieving lasting weight loss on your own is rare. If achieving your health, weight, and longevity goals is a priority for you, consider getting expert guidance from a team that has experience helping people like you create a health plan to lose weight that works for their individual needs. The HealthspanMD™ team is here to aid you in taking control of your weight.
If you’re ready to achieve your goals, build lasting habits, and improve your overall well being, HealthspanMD™ can help you create your plan. Request your first appointment online with us today, and let’s get started.
Everyone understands the challenges of achieving lasting weight loss. However, what many don’t understand is that the typical strategies of traditional weight loss set people up to fail.
First, let’s talk about what doesn’t work:
So, what is the best weight loss method? The truth is, there is no effective one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. Each person has a unique path to achieving a healthy weight. However, there are some guiding principles to lasting weight loss we use at HealthspanMD™:
By addressing underlying barriers, building good habits, using an evidence-based system, and focusing on your health, you can achieve your goals, lose weight, and improve your overall health.
The latest data shows that over 70% of us are overweight and over 42% of us are obese. But this doesn’t tell the full story. A better measure of unhealthy weight is body fat percentage and/or waist circumference and some have a normal weight, but they are carrying too much body fat – particularly around the middle – than is healthy for them.
Unfortunately, it’s quite rare for people to lose weight and keep it off with traditional weight loss strategies. Most studies show that less than 10% of people can lose weight and keep it off over a year or two.
If you feel like you’ve tried everything and failed, the truth is the traditional ways to lose weight have failed you just like they have failed almost everyone else.
What we have learned is that a comprehensive, personalized, and connected approach is remarkably effective in helping people achieve lasting weight loss.
Unhealthy weight (also called overweight or obesity) is one of the most common health problems in the world today. Over 42% of people in the US are obese (body mass index (BMI) > 30 Kg/m2) and more than 70% of adults are overweight (> 25 Kg/m2.)
While BMI is not the best measure of unhealthy weight, what is important is that excess body weight (more specifically excess body fat) is a potentially serious health problem. Being overweight markedly increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, dementia, fatty liver disease, and early death.
When it comes to weight loss, health problems associated with weight are sometimes enough to be covered by insurance. However, you should check with your insurance provider to be sure they’ll cover our weight loss service.
In general, HealthspanMD™ is proud to accept insurance from most major providers, including Medicare. View our page to see our full list of accepted providers, and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
At HealthspanMD™, we make it easy to take the first step toward achieving your health, weight, and longevity goals. Just press the Request an Appointment button to schedule your first consultation. You’ll meet with Dr. Hurst to create your Healthspan Action Plan and get clear on your best opportunities to achieve your goals.