Understanding Your Options for Weight Management

Understanding Your Options for Weight Management

If you’re carrying around some extra pounds, you’ve got a lot of company: The CDC says about three-quarters of American adults are overweight or obese. That means millions of people are at an increased risk of medical problems, like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even some types of cancer.

The problem for most of us is that while gaining weight is easy, losing it is hard. The good news: With a custom weight-management plan from the team at Grassroots Healthcare, you can drop the extra weight and lock in plenty of healthy benefits (along with a big boost in confidence).

Why commercial diets fail

We all gain weight differently and for different reasons. We lose weight differently, too — and that’s a big reason why so many commercial diet plans just don’t work, especially for long-term weight management.

Developed for the population at large, commercial diet plans use generalized concepts of weight management that aren’t designed to work for everyone. Working with a healthcare provider is the best way to make sure your plan is tailored for your needs and goals.

At Grassroots Healthcare, we work with patients on an individual basis, considering multiple factors like lifestyle, underlying health issues, nutritional deficiencies, and other issues that could be interfering with your efforts to lose weight and keep it off.

Weight management options

At Grassroots Healthcare, your weight-loss journey starts with a comprehensive exam to identify underlying issues that could be affecting your weight. Depending on your needs, your provider may order blood tests or other lab work, food sensitivity testing, hormone testing, or tests to identify possible nutrient deficiencies that could be triggering cravings. 

Finally, your provider uses the results of your exam and testing to create a weight-management plan that’s optimized for your success and health. To ensure every patient achieves their goals, our team offers several weight-management options.

Sugar-free detox

Most people have heard of a “sugar rush” or “sugar high,” but do you know why it happens? Sugar releases natural “feel good chemicals” — endorphins and dopamine — with each bite we take. These chemicals make it very hard to kick the sugar habit without some help.

Our team uses a sugar-free detox program designed to gradually reduce the desire for sugary foods. Over time, you’ll learn to enjoy healthier options that can help you feel better without the kick of added sugar.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) detox

Hormonal fluctuations are another factor that can interfere with weight management. Our team uses injections of hCG — a hormone produced during pregnancy — to help jump-start metabolism, so your body burns calories more efficiently. Injections may also help reduce your appetite. 

Ketogenics

A ketogenic weight-management plan (sometimes simply called “keto”) focuses on healthy eating designed to help your body burn its stores of fat. In addition to helping you drop excess pounds, the ketogenic diet can help curb hunger so you wind up eating less, too.

Supplements

Based on your testing results, our team may recommend vitamins to assist your efforts, like B12 to boost metabolism and energy. Weight-loss medication is used to help many patients overcome the “plateaus” they may encounter during their journeys.

Successful weight management starts today

Make this the year of putting yourself first. With a patient-centered, whole-health approach to medical care, the team at our Tulsa, Oklahoma, practice is ready to help you achieve your healthy weight goals. To get started, call 918-212-8828 or book an appointment online today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Everything You Didn't Know About Diabetes

More people have diabetes now than ever before. This makes it very important to understand the disease so you can take steps to prevent, delay, or lessen its effects on you. Here’s what you need to know.

Debunking Common Myths About Natural Medicine

Natural medicine borrows from the best of traditional and science-based practices. However, many myths surround the practice, which can cause people to turn away from its benefits. Keep reading as we separate fact and fiction.

Why You Shouldn't Try Fad Diets to Manage Your Weight

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s tempting to try the latest diet fad to shed the extra pounds. But these diets aren’t good for sustained weight loss — and some are downright dangerous for your health. Here’s what you need to know.

Could You Have a Mood Disorder and Not Realize It?

Feeling down, irritable, or exhausted from time to time is normal. So how can you tell the difference between normal mood fluctuations, being physically tired, and a mood disorder? Keep reading to learn what you need to know.

I’m Struggling to Lose Weight

Have you tried dieting, exercise, and every weight-loss secret but notice the scale doesn’t seem to budge? Here’s a look at some of the reasons people struggle to lose weight and how we can help.

Could That Painful Sore Throat Be Strep?

Some sore throats are simply a minor inconvenience, but others are a sign of a more serious infection, like Streptococcus pyogenes (strep throat). Keep reading to learn when it’s time to seek medical help for your sore throat.