Weight Loss Management

Is your weight affecting your health?

Dr. Verma understands that excessive weight not only affects his patients’ wellbeing, but also their health. Several of the common conditions treated at our doctor’s office remedy themselves when our patients lose weight.

In an effort to provide the best care for patients whose health would benefit from reducing their body weight, Dr. Verma earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM).

ABOM discovered an extensive gap between recommended obesity care and current physician practice. According to their website:

National studies have shown that obesity counseling rates remain low among health care professionals. The reasons vary and include time restraints during a busy practice, lack of effective treatment options and practical tools, low confidence or insufficient training in weight management skills and counseling, or concern that raising the topic will be interpreted by the patient as being insensitive.

Motivated by a goal to make his patients medically healthy, Dr. Verma works with each patient individually to develop realistic expectations for their weight loss journeys. Our scientific-based weight loss management program is customized for your medical history, goals, and expectations. It begins with Metabolic Testing, which measures your basic metabolic rate (BMR).

Your BMR represents the number of calories burned while resting, and since 65% of the calories you burn each day are burned while you are resting, increasing your BMR can help you lose more weight.

Dr. Verma uses state-of-the-art technology to measure your BMR. He then helps you plan your diet and exercise regimen on the basis of your BMR. As you lose weight, your BMR will drop, and Dr. Verma will adjust your plan accordingly.

With over 90% of people who lose weight gaining it all back, what is going wrong?

Most dieters have never undergone Metabolic Testing, which Dr. Verma offers as a standard of care. When you discover what is going on inside your body, you can finally unlock the mystery of your own metabolism.

The information gathered from your Metabolic Test will be used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones. With these Zones, you can learn what it means to “eat to your metabolism.” You will be able to eat the maximum amount possible and still lose weight. And because you will be listening to your body tell you what it needs to succeed, you will no longer struggle to keep the weight off.

What are Target Caloric Zones?

Maintenance Zone

This is the number of calories you need to eat to stay at your current weight. This is very important to have tested at the end of your weight loss program. We all know that keeping it off is the hardest part!

Weight Loss Zone

Based on your RMR, this is the MAXIMUM amount of calories you can eat and still lose weight at about 1.5 lbs a week. By truly feeding your body what it needs, you will feel calm and satisfied. This is not just another diet. it’s learning to listen to your body tell you what it needs to succeed.

Medically Supervised Zone

Too few calories can cause you to lose muscle tissue, slow your metabolism, deprive you of vital nutrients, and cause you to regain lost weight very quickly. Only a physician can help you make dieting in this zone effective.

Our Weight Loss Management Program will teach you to eat to your metabolism and free you to leave conventional diets behind.

What is the secret to losing fat, not muscle?

Monitoring your weight alone does not show a true assessment of your body composition. The key to health is to build muscle and lose fat, especially the visceral fat surrounding internal organs in the abdomen, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Verma offers segmental testing of a patient’s percent of body fat in the arms, trunk and legs to evaluate whether the muscles are adequately developed in the body.

Move on to a healthy and satisfying lifestyle!

During your first visit, Dr. Verma will ask questions and listen well.

Here’s what you will discuss:

  • Medical history
  • Medication review
  • Previous attempts at weight loss
  • Weight-gain triggers
  • Eating habits
  • Exercise routine

Here’s what to expect:

  • Taking your vital signs
  • Measuring your BMI
  • Measuring your body fat with segmental fat analysis
  • Metabolic Testing
  • Various tests and screenings for blood sugar (diabetes), kidney and liver function, and heart and lung function

Why not get started right away?

Dr. Verma and his staff are ready to partner with you to achieve your goals. We will help with meal planning, lifestyle changes, and accountability. You will begin to see results in just two weeks. Your need for blood pressure medicine and insulin will decrease immediately. What are you waiting for?

To schedule an appointment with our weight loss specialists, please call our office at 559- 713-1111.

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