Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C.
Sports Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lawrenceville, NJ
If you carry excess body fat, weight loss can reduce your risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. The team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, emphasizes disease prevention and healthy lifestyles, which can involve weight loss. To learn how weight loss can improve your health, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Weight Loss Q & A
What is healthy weight loss?
If you’ve tried to lose weight only to gain it back, you’re not alone. It’s common to view weight loss as a short-term goal. With all of the fad diets and fitness trends claiming to be the easiest and fastest way to lose weight, that’s no surprise.
The truth is that people who lose weight gradually, at the rate of 1-2 pounds per week, are more likely to keep it off.
Healthy weight loss isn’t a quick and easy process. Instead, it’s the result of a daily commitment to a lifestyle that includes nutritious foods and regular physical activity.
The team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. creates individualized plans to help all types of people meet and maintain their weight loss goals.
Depending on your specific needs, weight loss may involve avoiding certain foods or taking medications to correct a hormone imbalance. After you reach a healthy weight, eating well and exercising is an essential part of keeping that excess weight off long-term.
How does weight loss affect health?
Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many serious health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Unhealthy cholesterol
- Many types of cancer
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea
- Mental health conditions like depression and anxiety
These health problems can harm your quality of life. Fortunately, even a moderate amount of weight loss, such as 5-10% of your total body weight, can significantly improve your health.
How can my doctor help me with weight loss?
It’s important to approach weight loss in a healthy manner. Going on a restrictive diet can deprive your body of essential nutrients and cause you to gain the weight back after you resume normal eating.
Not only does the team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. make sure you’re losing weight in a healthy, sustainable manner, they can identify underlying issues that may be causing you to gain weight.
Certain medical conditions and treatments can lead to weight gain, such as thyroid imbalances.
To learn more about healthy weight loss, call Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C., or book an appointment today.