Are you confused by all the conflicting dietary advice in magazines and news articles? Perhaps you’ve given dieting a go many times, only to find yourself depleted of energy and unhappy with the results.
A healthy diet not only helps you lose weight, but it satisfies all of your macronutrient and micronutrient needs, leaving you energized and in a better mental state.
Even if you consume sufficient calories, you can still develop nutritional deficiencies, especially if most of your calories come from processed foods, which are often high in macronutrients (i.e., carbs, fat, and protein) but low in bioavailable micronutrients (i.e., vitamins and minerals).
Family physician Adebola Oyekoya, MD, at Guardian Physicians in Atlanta, Georgia, shares what you need to know about our weight management program.
There are several conditions that can cause weight gain and hinder your efforts to reach your ideal weight. Thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, and diabetes can slow down your metabolism, making it harder for you to lose body fat.
Dr. Oyekoya begins the program by testing you for potential causes of weight gain. This way, she can alleviate any worries that your metabolism is working against your best efforts.
Dr. Oyekoya and our team want you to succeed and be happy with your weight, so we strive to create a friendly and warm environment at our office. Depending on your lifestyle and weight goal, our team tailors the program to suit your needs.
For example, staying active is one of the tenets of health, but you don’t have to pick up running to accomplish your goals. Low-impact exercises such as walking, cleaning, and yoga, when done regularly, can help you achieve great results.
Your dietary plan is customized to your lifestyle. Our staff may teach you how to prepare meals if you’re on the go often, or they may provide you quick and healthy recipes if you work long hours.
Your dietary plan isn’t a diet meant to be followed for only a few months. It’s meant to be a lifestyle change, and with the help of our experts, you can learn how to ditch unhealthy habits and maintain your ideal weight for life.
The optimal diet shouldn’t leave you depleted, tired, or experiencing odd symptoms such as hair loss, weak nails, and tooth enamel damage. Our experts at Guardian Physicians focus on teaching you how to meet all of your nutritional needs and stay happy and satiated throughout the process.
Under the guidance of Dr. Oyekoya and our team, you’ll get all the tools you need to lose weight and stay healthier for longer. Call our office or book an appointment online to find out if our weight management program is a good fit for your goals.