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When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program

You’ve tried every diet and exercise fad out there, but the weight still won’t go away. Even when you do manage to drop a few pounds, the weight always comes right back. Weight loss is no easy task, and there’s no shame in asking for help.

At Weight Loss and Vitality, with locations in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., our team of medical professionals can help you identify the key causes of your body’s refusal to lose weight. Then, we’ll create a customized medical weight loss program to help you finally get the weight loss results you deserve.

Why you should seek medical help for weight loss

Do you struggle with your weight? You’re not alone. 31% of American adults are obese. Losing weight can be hard when genetics or hormones work against you, or when you struggle to find food that's nutritious. It can be even harder when people make assumptions about weight or shame you for your body.

Most people rely on fad diets to shed a few pounds, but unfortunately, those diets are often unsustainable or unhealthy. Plus, you typically gain the way back once the diet is over. 

If you’ve tried your hardest but you’re still not seeing results, we can provide you with the help you need. The human body is complex, and without knowing your body’s exact needs, it can be hard to kick away the weight. 

At Weight Loss and Vitality, we’ll treat you like an individual and show you the best way to lose weight based on your unique needs.

The basis of medical weight-loss programs 

Our medical professionals will guide you on a sustainable weight loss program. They'll focus on restructuring your eating habits, identifying missing nutrients, and creating a suitable exercise program. Any underlying health conditions that play a role in weight gain, such as hypertension or diabetes, will be identified and treated as well.

Your doctor will also assess whether you might need psychological or behavioral help to succeed in your weight loss goals. Some patients struggle with other mental or emotional issues that impact their weight. With help, you can learn a new diet and exercise behaviors to achieve your weight loss goals and stop unhealthy habits.

Why you should consider a medical weight loss program

If you’re still on the fence about medical weight-loss programs, take into account the many benefits. Here's what you could experience with the help of our doctors:

Are you ready to finally get the medical help you need to achieve your ideal weight? Contact one of our offices today and book an appointment!

David J. Bauder, PA-C David Bauder, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant and the medical director at Weight Loss and Vitality in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC. He enjoys helping patients optimize their physical and mental health to improve their overall well-being. He earned his physician assistant degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Afterward, he gained admission into the reputable graduate program for physician assistant studies at the University of Nebraska Health Science Center in Omaha. David has over 25 years of experience working as a physician assistant. He’s practiced in podiatry, family medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, urgent care, and functional medicine.

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