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How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Program for You

When you’re looking for the right weight loss plan for you, here’s what you need to look out for so you get the best solution and results for your health and goals.

There’s an overwhelming number of weight loss programs out there.

Some you can go through alone, while others give you much more support.

If you’ve decided you want to find support for your weight loss goals…you’re making the best decision to make your weight loss goals a reality—truly.

There’s growing research that shows the power of having a support network and the guidance of professionals to help you reach your weight loss goals faster.

Whether you enroll in a program to get support or you start a weight loss goal with a friend, you are more likely to successfully lose weight when you don’t do it alone.

But knowing how helpful support is doesn’t help you narrow down your options. There are so many programs and clinics that offer such services—how do you know which one to pick?

Your best bet for finding a weight loss program that’s worth your time and money means looking for the right things. Like professionals who care, accountability, and a track record of success.

Here’s what you should look for and ask about before signing up for any weight loss program to make sure you choose the right option and see results.

What you’ll find in the best weight loss programs

They aren’t selling miracles

We’ll be the first to admit how marvelous it would be if there was a miracle option for weight loss.

But even on our fastest diets and weight loss programs, there’s still a level of commitment and dedication you must stick to.

And that’s going to be true to get results out of anything to make a long-term change to your body and health. 

So be wary of anyone saying they’ve found a “secret” or their patients experience miracle weight loss.

You benefit from working with doctors, nutritionists, and fitness professionals who understand the science behind how your body works and can give you the best, safest options for your weight loss goals.

They won’t promise the impossible and will be real with you about what you can achieve in a given amount of time.

That’s not to say there aren’t options to lose weight fast. There are. But they aren’t secrets that the rest of the medical community won’t be aware of.

They offer professional guidance

If you want support, you want to seek out help from a doctor or other weight loss specialist. Someone who has studied the science behind weight gain and weight loss. 

As tempting as it may be just follow the same plan that worked for your friend or family member, they aren’t an expert and they can only tell you anecdotally what worked for them. And sometimes it may not even be a fully accurate picture of what they went through.

Here are some things that the right professionals will factor in when they meet you to determine your path forward.

Health history

The best weight loss program for you depends on your health history. If you have allergies or certain medical conditions, then some weight loss programs will be better for you than others.

A real professional is going to go over your health history. They won’t prescribe a solution without knowing what your body might be sensitive to or what could cause complications.

Past challenges and successes with weight loss

Similarly to your health history, finding the best solution for weight loss will depend on what factors contributed to weight gain in the first place. The reason losing weight isn’t easy is because it’s connected to so much in our history, long-term habits, and beliefs about ourselves and food.

And on top of that, it’s important to consider what you have tried in the past. What has been particularly difficult and what is easier for you to manage?

Some people have an easier time with intuitive eating while others thrive with more structure and restrictive diets. 

When the key is to create long-term health changes, a professional can help you see what works well in your weight loss plans versus what doesn’t serve you.

It’s often easier for them to do so as an outside third-party observer. Whereas we tend to often overlook our own failures and successes. Usually because of how connected we feel each up and down in our progress.

Health goals

By factoring in all of your health history, challenges, and successes, a professional can draft the right program for your goals.

Everyone has different health goals. And a healthy weight will be different for everyone. So a professional will listen to your health goals and give you the right plan to get there.

Support

Support is one of the most helpful pieces for anyone on a weight loss journey.

But not all support is equal. You want a support team that’s an interactive part of your success. That shows up and takes initiative, and encourages you to do the same.

Here’s what the right kind of support for achieving weight loss looks like:

Accountability

It’s not easy to lose weight. And we know that the more you want to lose, the harder it is.

That’s why being held accountable is so helpful to get you there.

On the right program, you’ll have someone to check in on a regular basis. Someone who can keep you on track, remind you why you started, and encourage you when you want to give up. This kind of accountability is one of the biggest factors that make it easier to lose weight when you work with a weight loss professional.

Compassion

Losing weight is never as simple as “eat less, exercise more.” If it was, no one would struggle with their weight.

That’s why you need someone who understands what you’re going through. Maybe they’ve been where you are before. Or through all their research and work in weight loss they deeply understand what you face and how challenging it is.

You deserve someone who understands the ups and downs of your journey and won’t make you feel like a failure when you make a mistake every once in a while.

Education

The right program will help you learn how to make long-term goals a reality.

When you decide to lose weight, you want to do it for the long term, right?

The way you make these changes stick is with the right knowledge and strategy that you can one day implement without the same level of support.

The best weight loss professionals explain to you every step of the way why they’re making certain recommendations and how you can keep this strategy going for the long term.

Why work with us at Valley Medical Weight Loss

We know how challenging it is to lose weight, but we also know how to inspire and motivate you so you can achieve those goals.

We provide a range of services for our patients and what we suggest always depends on where they’re starting out and where they want to end up.

Here’s what patients have said about working with us:

  • “What an AMAZING experience I have had here at Valley Medical Weight Loss. Everyone from the check in process up to meeting the doctor was simply, easy and stress free…” – German C.

 

  • “I am down 12 pounds and have only been at it 2 weeks. The B12 and the fat blockers give you energy and leave you feeling refreshed.. More than the pounds that disappear, the inches disappear! If you are like me, you may not know where to start when trying to eat healthy. No worries. They will help you with meal suggestions and planning.” – Amy R.

 

  • “I’ve been eating healthy and exercising regularly but felt like I needed some extra help. I’ve been going for a month and can see the difference! The doctor I saw was so informative and everyone on staff is knowledgeable and supportive.” – Danielle B.

The reason our clients have great results is that they get accountability from knowledgeable and compassionate doctors every step of the way.

Many of our patients keep the weight off because our doctors teach them how to live a healthy life in a way that’s empowering and enjoyable. 

We want to see you reach the weight that makes you feel like yourself and be able to stay there for the rest of your life. 

We know there are scientifically-backed ways to lose weight faster than you could alone. Based on your health history, goals, and current needs, we create the right program for you. This may include injections or it may not. It might include a more restrictive diet, or one with intuitive or flexible eating. Some of our clients exercise a lot (and discover they enjoy it!) while others do light exercise they found to enjoy. 

The point is that we have the capacity to the best weight loss program for you. One that will get you results and that you can enjoy in the process. 

When you’re ready to get the support you deserve for your weight loss goals, visit your closest Valley Medical Weight Loss center to see how we can help you.

struggling to lose weight

Struggling to Lose Weight?

If you’re struggling to lose weight, work with a physician to get a weight loss plan that supports you and gets results

You’ve decided you’re ready to lose weight and improve your health. 

So you researched weight loss diets and combed the internet for all the tips and tricks to lose that weight. 

Maybe you’ve even decided to exercise three days a week to burn some extra calories.

And you start out strong, feeling super motivated for those first few days. Even for the first week. And you’re thinking—I got this. 

But all the aspects of your life that prevented you from losing weight in the first place start to get in the way again.

You’re busy and getting to the gym seems nearly impossible even three days a week.

And that busy schedule makes cooking a total drag. Seriously, who has time for this? It’s easier to eat out or buy prepackaged meals—even when you know they aren’t the best for you.

And while you’re thinking about food, what about all those favorite snacks you said you’d cut out of your diet? The temptation to indulge is always there now. Truly you want to eat all your favorite unhealthy foods more now than you did before.

Why? Because you’re hungry. Not just kind of hungry—you feel like you’re starving and it’s making you tired and irritable. 

And now that certain foods are off the table you feel like it’s harder to unwind with friends and family at the weekend when everyone loves dining out as a way to connect. So you can add isolation to the list of growing frustration.

And the next thing you know, 2.5 weeks into your attempt at losing weight, you’ve given up on the whole plan because why bother? You feel more miserable now than before.

Any of this sound familiar?

If you’ve experienced even one of these frustrations on your weight loss journey, then you know how hard it is to lose weight on your own. You know how long it can take and how many ups and downs there can be along the way.

Because barriers to losing weight are tough

Barriers like demotivation, embarrassment, or pain are deeply emotional and challenging for anyone to overcome

It’s so easy to get frustrated and feel like it’s impossible. Especially when progress comes slower than you hoped.

And it’s easy to feel alone. To feel like no one can understand how it feels to go through this journey. 

But the support you need is out there.

And it turns out that when you feel supported, you’re more likely to lose the weight you want.

This is why working with a physician for weight loss is the best investment you make to get results.

Because with a physician you find more than injections, weight loss supplements, and meal plans. 

What you get is a team dedicated to your success. Dedicated to helping you become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. With the support you need every step of the way.

So how does physician-led weight loss support you?

1. Weekly Check-ins

If you’ve tried losing weight on your own, you know how easy it is to get off track.

Whatever you’re facing, a physician gives you strategies to help and even creates a plan that gets around those difficulties.

So when you go to a weight loss center for a weight loss plan, you set yourself up for success by getting a support network.

You get weekly check-ins so you don’t feel isolated as you go through your weight loss journey.

These weekly check-ins help you stay accountable and give you the chance to check in with a physician for support and advice. And this support is hugely influential for successfully losing the weight you want.

Plus a physician will remind you to celebrate even the smallest loss. And cheer you on as you stay consistent with your plan.

2. Personalized Meal Plans

There are three major struggles with dieting:

  1. You give up moments of joy from eating your favorite foods.
  2. Finding time to make the healthy foods you need
  3. Getting the right food for complete nutrition

While working with a physician means you’ll likely still forgo some of your favorite junk foods on a regular basis, they can help you with the second and third roadblock.

When you work with a doctor, you get the best advice about eating for your needs and lifestyle. They give you realistic ways of finding time to prepare food in your busy schedule.

They’re also experts at setting you up on a diet to lose weight and still get all your nutritional needs.

As humans, we all have certain essential nutrients we must get from our food.

But depending on personal nuances in your biology, you might need to cut certain foods out of your diet and emphasize others.

If you’ve already tried before, you know revamping your diet is no easy task. Largely because there’s so much information about diet out there that it’s hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong.

It’s easy to be unsure what the diet is for you.

When you work with a physician to lose weight, you get a personalized meal plan that’s backed by evidence and produces results. 

3. Personalized Exercise Routines

Believe it or not, there’s no one “right” way to exercise.

While you’ll hear people who do every type of exercise say their way is the best way, the truth is this: the recommendation for exercise according to the Department of Health and Human Services is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.

It doesn’t specify what this exercise must be.

The most important thing is finding something you love doing and doing it any 3 days a week that work best for you.

You can swim, walk, jog, lift weights, play basketball, hike, or do yoga. 

But if you’re struggling to find an exercise activity that you enjoy and want professional guidance, your team at a weight loss center can set you up with a workout plan

That way you don’t have to wonder how you should exercise. And you don’t have to spend time planning your workout routines either.

At Valley Medical Weight Loss Center We Help You Stick To Your Weight Loss Program 

You care about your health and you want to live the best life you possibly can.

We are here to support you and make losing weight easier than if you go it alone.

Our weight loss plans that give you dedicated support are something we’re proud to provide at Valley Medical Weight Loss Center.

We know you’re capable of losing weight. You just need the right tools and the right plan for you. 

So we give you everything you need to get you the results you want.

We offer a Weekly Weight Loss Plan with weekly check-ins, a meal plan, and supplements that get you the results you want.

And we provide a Premier Weight Loss Plan with all the check-ins and benefits of the Weekly Plan plus an exercise routine and our app with more meal ideas and other weight loss tools.

Both of our weight loss plans give you time with a physician every week to hold you accountable and support you on this journey.

Schedule an appointment to start your weight loss journey with us.

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