IMAC Medical Group
Primary Care Practice & Geriatric Care Specialists located in Newhall, CA
If weight loss seems to elude you no matter what you do, it’s time to call in a professional for help. At IMAC Medical Group, Raymond Dorio, MD, reviews your history and considers your individual needs to create a weight-loss program that works for you. Book your appointment online or by calling the office in Newhall, California, today.
Why do diets usually fail?
There are a few reasons that diets tend to fail, but perhaps the biggest reason is lack of effective tools and knowledge. To have lasting weight loss, you need to understand why you gain weight, which foods work best for weight loss, and how to recognize the triggers that might tempt you to overeat and gain weight.
A successful diet isn't a crash or fad diet, but rather a carefully crafted eating plan that considers your whole-body health. Dr. Dorio understands all these factors, and he’s here to help you make the changes you need to lose the extra weight — and keep it off, too.
How do I know how much I should weigh?
Dr. Dorio considers a number of factors when helping you set a target weight. Your height, body type, and age are all factors, as is your body mass index (BMI). He determines a healthy BMI for you and then determines the healthy weight range within that BMI.
What types of new skills will I learn in the weight-loss program?
Weight loss at IMAC Medical Group focuses on teaching you skills that enhance your overall health and wellness. Many patients need to lose weight because they're dealing with health conditions like high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes.
Others may not have health problems because of their weight yet, but they want to prevent poor health by being proactive about their weight and health. No matter why you're trying to lose weight, you'll learn new skills to help you succeed, including:
- Smart food shopping
- Portion control
- Healthy food prep at home
- Good choices when eating out
- Meal planning
With the new skills that you learn, you can make the type of changes that help you lose weight and maintain your results long-term.
Do I need medication to lose weight?
Some patients may benefit from appetite suppressants or other weight-loss medication. Dr. Dorio carefully assesses your health and lifestyle to determine whether you qualify. Medication isn't a magic cure, though, and you can lose weight with or without it.
Use the online scheduler or call IMAC Medical Group to arrange your weight loss consultation.