Weight Loss: Why Fad Diets Aren’t the Answer

Have you been concerned about your weight creeping up on you over the last few months? Maybe you’ve wanted to lose weight for a while, but struggled to commit to onerous fad diets. You may have dieted in the past, and gained all the weight back, leaving you frustrated. You’re not alone — millions around the United States would like to finally shed their unwanted pounds.

Weight loss can have many positive effects on your whole-body health and wellness, and may also boost your self-esteem. If you can lose just 5% to 10% of your total body weight, you can decrease your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many cancers. Additionally, even a moderate weight loss can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol, joint pain, and mobility. So how can you achieve weight loss goals that will last?

At Morris Medical Center of Fort Myers and LaBelle, Florida, our compassionate and experienced team, led by Dareld R. Morris II, DO, can help you find the right answers for your dietary and lifestyle needs. With professional support and a healthy plan, you can lose weight and keep it off.

Why don’t fad diets work?

It seems like there’s a new fad diet every year, telling people to cut out some types of food, or eat just one thing for three months, to lose a lot of weight quickly. Even if you see initial weight loss results with fad dieting, fad dieting can actually damage your metabolism and overall health.

Most fad dieters are likely to gain the weight back after just a few years. Losing and gaining weight cyclically can leave you heavier than you were when you started. If you’ve been eating a restrictive diet, you might also have nutritional deficiencies that need to be addressed.

The health benefits associated with weight loss aren’t just connected to shed pounds. It’s important to lose weight safely in order to reap the related improved health impacts. Consistency is key for healthy weight loss.

How to lose weight healthily

Dr. Morris can help you put together a personalized weight loss plan based on the science as well as your health history, dietary needs, and lifestyle concerns. If you can stick to healthier eating and exercise patterns over the long term, your weight loss will be healthy and you can stay strong.

Weight loss treatment at Morris Medical Center starts with an initial consultation appointment, so that you can discuss your medical history and set realistic weight loss goals. While you work to reach your initial target weight, Dr. Morris and his team provide weekly support and monitoring. After you’ve met your first goal, Dr. Morris continues to support you in maintaining and intensifying your new, healthier habits, meeting with you for monthly or quarterly check-ins.

To get started transforming your figure, and your fitness, with professionally supported weight loss, get in touch with Dr. Morris today. You can contact Morris Medical Center by calling us to set up your initial consultation appointment, or request an appointment online.

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