Compass Fat Loss
Virtual Medical Weight Loss Specialist in Glastonbury, CT
Losing weight can seem impossible at times, but don’t lose hope! When there is an expert helping you along the way, achieving your goals is a lot more manageable! At Compass Fat Loss, we have experts to assist you in attaining your goals, so call us today to get started!
Is medical weight loss safe?
As with any program, there are pros and cons with medical weight loss, but generally it is safe. Medical weight loss touts personalization as a big part of its strategy. While it’s unclear how much plans really differ from person to person, a tailored weight-loss plan is certainly more likely to be effective than a one-size-fits-all approach. And the weekly check-ins allow for additional adjustments and more support than many other plans offer.
Many low-carb diets use a phased approach. In this way, followers can begin to determine how carbohydrates affect their weight and narrow in on a proportion that works for them. It also may be easier to comply with a phased diet because the initial, very restrictive period is not too long.
If you like the idea of a structured, supervised eating plan, this might be an option for you.
How can a doctor help me lose weight?
The first step in your weight loss process will be to make an appointment with your physician. Let the receptionist know that you may need some extra time. Then arrive at your appointment on time and be prepared for an honest talk about your health.
Try not to worry, there is no reason to feel uncomfortable when talking to your doctor about your weight. Please try to remember that your doctor is there to help you. If your weight is affecting your physical health, it’s time to leave embarrassment behind and talk honestly with him or her.
Plan to fully discuss any medical conditions that influence your diet and any issues that can restrict your ability to exercise. You may also want to discuss medical factors that may have caused weight gain.
Then, get your questions ready. You may wish to write down questions before you go and to bring a pen and notebook to take notes as you talk.
Questions to ask include:
- Do I need to lose weight?
- What should my weight goal be?
- Are any of my health conditions related to my weight?
- Am I at risk of developing other conditions because of my weight?
- Do any of my current prescriptions contribute to weight gain?
- Is there a weight loss medication right for me?
What do I need for a virtual appointment?
Find a quiet environment with good lighting. Try to avoid noisy or dark areas of your house, as this will make it harder to see and hear each other. And make sure you’re fully focused on the appointment and giving it all of your attention.
Use headphones or earbuds. This often provides better audio, so that you and your doctor will hear each other more clearly. It can also help protect privacy on both ends.
Be flexible and patient. It’s likely that virtual appointments are new for you and your doctor, so work with each other to ensure a good experience. If the screen freezes or the audio lags, politely tell them and stay calm. If there’s a disconnection, develop a plan for what you’re going to do, such as who will call the other back.
If you or someone you know is trying to lose weight but hasn’t seen much success in the past, come to Compass Fat Loss today! We have trained professionals to help you along the way, so you can achieve your goals with ease! Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!