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Weight Loss

Nashville Health Pro

Primary Care, Functional Medicine, and Dermatology located in Bellevue in West, Nashville, TN

Carrying extra pounds can have negative effects on your health, but finding ways to shed weight and keep it off can be challenging. Tamera Thoener, FNP-C, Kim Huang, AGNP-C, and the team at Nashville Health Pro in Nashville, Tennessee, offer medically supervised weight loss, an approach that can make a world of difference in your weight management. When you’re ready to try a new way of managing your weight, call the office to set up a consultation. Online scheduling is also a fast, easy option.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

Being overweight or obese can negatively impact all aspects of your health and wellness, regardless of your age, sex, or other factors. It’s hard to overstate the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. 

Some of the health issues linked to being overweight or obese include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Many forms of cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Mental illness, including depression and anxiety

Losing even a small amount of weight can dramatically reduce your risk of these and other serious health problems. 

Why am I having such a hard time losing weight and keeping it off?

This is a simple question with a complex answer. Many factors make it hard to shed the pounds and keep them off. 

The American food supply is one problem. With fast food readily available, confusing food labeling, and conflicting nutrition guidance coming from every angle, it’s no wonder so many people struggle with their weight. 

A sedentary lifestyle is also to blame. More and more Americans are spending greater amounts of time in front of various screens, whether for school, work, or entertainment. This leaves less time for fresh air and exercise, which are critical for good health. 

There are also certain health conditions and medications that can make it hard to maintain a healthy weight. One of the most important steps in weight loss should be a comprehensive medical exam to determine if there are issues at play that are impacting your weight. 

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss is an approach to losing weight that places your health at the center. It allows you to learn how to shed pounds in a way that does not threaten your overall health, under the supervision of a health professional. 

At Nashville Health Pro, you’ll receive customized meal planning to change the way you approach nutrition. You’ll learn how to view food as fuel and to enjoy preparing and eating healthy foods that nourish your body. 

You’ll have access to exercise specialist referrals, connecting you to professionals who can teach you how to push your body in a way that is safe and effective without risking injury or overtaxing your system.  

Prescription medication might play a role in your weight-loss journey, but the goal is always to get to a place where you can control your weight through diet and exercise alone. Your practitioner will also advise you on how supplements can support your goals and help you feel great as you move toward a healthier weight. 

When you’re ready to give medically supervised weight loss a try, booking an appointment takes just moments online. You’re also welcome to call or stop by the office to set up a visit with one of the friendly administrative professionals who keep Nashville Health Pro running smoothly.