There’s no doubt that being overweight has become a complex, critical health issue in the United States. About 7 out of 10 Americans are overweight and more than half those individuals qualify as obese, which means they have a BMI score greater than 30.
Carrying excess fat drastically increases your risk of many serious health consequences, including:
Losing just 5-10% of your body weight can significantly lower your chances of being affected by the serious health conditions associated with excess fat. Unlike fad diets and short-lived exercise routines, the medical weight loss program at Morris Medical Center is a comprehensive approach designed to give you the resources, tools, and support you need to achieve long-term results. The program is based on medically-proven strategies that combine medical treatment, proper nutrition, physical activity, and psychological support. Dr. Morris and his team are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all their patients. Your success is their success!
The medical weight loss program is comprised of 3 major phases:
Phase 1: The first phase starts with an initial consultation to identify your target weight and discuss any medical issues or concerns. Dr. Morris will work with you to develop an individualized, medically-appropriate plan designed to get you to your goal safely and efficiently. During this phase, Dr. Morris and his team will monitor your progress on a weekly basis to make sure you’re progressing.
Phase 2: The second phase begins once you’ve reached your target weight. During this transition, Dr. Morris and his team will encourage you to take your physical activity to the next level, adjust your nutritional plan accordingly, and gradually reduce any weight loss medication you may be taking until it’s no longer needed. Dr. Morris will continue to keep track of your progress on a weekly basis.
Phase 3: The final phase of the program focuses on long-term health and wellness. After making the right lifestyle changes to successfully reach your target weight, your final, life-long goal will be to continue making the kind of healthy choices that keep the extra weight off for good. Because Dr. Morris is passionate about helping his patients achieve long-term results, he and his team are committed to providing continuing support on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on your needs.