I’m Struggling to Get to My Ideal Weight

If you’ve been working to shed those extra pounds, but the scale refuses to budge, you’re not alone. This is a common complaint for people trying to reach their weight loss goals. That’s because successful weight loss is complicated, especially as you age.

At LoneStar Bariatrics, Dr. Chad Carlton and our team provide nonsurgical and surgical solutions to help people reach their ideal weight. If you’ve been struggling with weight loss, here are a few things you can do.

The problem with weight loss

If you think weight loss is all about diet and exercise, raise your hand. Unfortunately, this oversimplification has created more problems than good. Yes, it's essential to maintain a healthy diet and get regular exercise. But there's more to losing weight than that.

Here are a few quick facts about weight loss:

And, last but not least, everyone is different — so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to get results.

Your health and weight loss

On top of those quick facts, you can also have health factors interfering with your ability to lose weight. These can be as simple as not getting quality sleep to more complex medical problems. 

Common health problems that can interfere with weight loss include:

To further complicate things, even your emotional health and environment can play a role in your ability to lose weight.

Fortunately, you don’t have to struggle to reach your ideal weight on your own. Dr. Carlton and our team have the tools and experience to help you succeed on your weight loss journey.

Breaking down weight loss barriers

The first step in reaching your ideal weight involves a comprehensive consultation and physical exam. During this appointment, we discuss your overall goals and steps you’ve taken in the past. Based on this assessment, we could recommend several approaches.

Nutritional counseling

While diet and exercise alone may not help you reach your weight loss goals, it’s crucial to understand how your diet and food choices impact your health. Our registered dietitian Allison Rezentes, MS, RD/LD, works closely with people every day to implement nutritional changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Medical weight-loss management

Sometimes nutritional counseling isn’t enough. For people who need a more intensive program, we also offer medical weight-loss programs with medications and gastric balloons. The programs can help you eat less while you undergo behavior modification programs to ensure you learn new habits that last a lifetime.

Surgical solutions

In addition to nonsurgical solutions, we also offer minimally invasive bariatric procedures. These surgical solutions — like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch — change how much food you eat along with how your body processes it.

With our personalized approach, you can finally reach your ideal weight. Contact LoneStar Bariatrics in Plano or Waxahachie, Texas, to schedule an appointment today.

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