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Doctor-supervised Weight Management is the Safest Way to Lose Weight


Our body weight is closely tied to our health. Being overweight or obese can result in a variety of other serious health conditions. A doctor-supervised weight loss plan is the safest and most effective way to lose weight and successfully keep the weight off long term. Dr. Andrea Neita can provide patients with professional weight management advice at our office in Columbus, GA. She can create an individualized treatment plan using a multidisciplinary approach to provide you with the tools and support you need to effectively lose and maintain weight. 

How Weight Impacts Health

Excess weight and obesity have been linked to many serious health conditions. Serious health issues resulting from being overweight or obese include:

  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses
  • Chronic pain

Despite the severity of some of these concerns, with lifestyle changes of a nutritious diet and regular exercise, these conditions may be reversible. 

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Dr. Neita will monitor your nutrition and physical activity levels to ensure you lose weight safely.

Losing and Managing Your Weight

When you meet with Dr. Neita, she can evaluate your medical history, weight, and overall health. She will ask about your goals, including how much weight you wish to lose and any conditions you want to address. She can create an individualized treatment plan, employing a multidisciplinary approach to help you succeed. Your treatment plan can include nutrition and exercise planning, behavioral and psychological support, and may include medication. Dr. Neita can educate you on proper weight loss and management so that you have the tools you need to achieve your goals.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Planning

Diet and exercise are at the core of successful weight loss. Dr. Neita can help you develop meal plans and exercise routines that will be easy for you to stick with, improving your chances of success. She can monitor your nutrition and physical activity levels to ensure you lose weight safely and do not push yourself beyond a healthy limit.

Medication

Depending on your weight, overall health, and your previous levels of success with diet and exercise, Dr. Neita may prescribe medication to assist in your weight loss. If your weight is associated with another condition, treating the underlying condition with appropriate intervention can improve your overall health and weight.

Behavioral and Psychological Support

Our dietary habits are closely tied with our emotions. We may overeat when we are stressed, are celebrating special occasions, or bored. Associating stressful and joyful emotions with food can contribute to weight gain. It is imperative that patients change their eating habits and how they view food if they want to lose weight and successfully maintain that weight loss. Dr. Neita can provide you with the necessary support to successfully change your attitudes and habits surrounding food.

"A doctor-supervised weight loss plan is the safest and most effective way to lose weight and successfully keep the weight off long term."

Benefits of Doctor-supervised Weight Management

Losing and maintaining a healthy weight can improve your physical health, reducing your risk of developing serious conditions and potentially reversing the effects of conditions you already have. Mentally, you can feel better about yourself and have an improved self-image, which can reduce depression and anxiety. Although your weight may come off more slowly under a doctor-supervised weight loss program, the weight loss is more likely to be long-lasting than if you tried a crash diet or other extreme method. You can begin to understand your relationship with food better to make life-lasting changes and improvements in your life.

Weight Management Consultation

Weight loss is not easy, and maintaining your weight after significant weight loss can be even more difficult. Contact our office today to schedule your weight management consultation with Dr. Neita for assistance in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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