Weight loss and weight management can be a challenge for many adults. If you’ve become discouraged when dieting and exercise don’t pay off, Arturo Portales, DO, FAARFM, at OC Medical Tustin offers customized weight loss programs that provide you with the tools and knowledge to lose the weight and keep it off for good. To learn more, call the office in Tustin, California, to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.
Most weight loss strategies focus on diet and exercise; these are essential parts of weight loss and weight management, but many other factors contribute to a person’s weight and ability to shed pounds. Lifestyle, stress, genetics, medical conditions, and food allergies and sensitivities all contribute to weight gain.
A medical weight loss program is a plan that is designed and supervised by a medical provider that helps you lose weight using techniques that are proven to be effective.
Dr. Portales at OC Medical Tustin believes that weight loss is a journey. He offers supervised weight loss programs that guide patients through this journey so they can safely reach an optimal weight, and provides them with the skills necessary to maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.
When Dr. Portales designs an individual weight loss program, he customizes it based on an extensive evaluation process. In addition to an in-depth consultation, detailed health history, and physical examination, Dr. Portales also considers the following factors:
Dr. Portales also offers genetic testing and screenings for food allergies and sensitivity. These diagnostics provide important information about how your unique body processes nutrients, and how your body may respond to different treatment options.
When your evaluation is complete, Dr. Portales will customize a weight loss plan tailored to your needs and goals. Your plan may include:
For some patients, Dr. Portales may recommend a plant-based diet, a detoxification program, or additional treatments to address specific conditions that may prevent you from weight loss success.
Lifestyle changes are the most critical element of weight maintenance. Dr. Portales doesn’t just recommend healthy habits; he educates patients about why a healthy lifestyle matters for weight loss, and for robust health, and he offers practical guidance to help you develop a nutritious diet, an active lifestyle, and constructive stress relief.
Everyone experiences some bumps and setbacks along their weight loss journey. OC Medical Tustin provides weight loss counseling during your program, and counseling is available on an ongoing basis even after you’ve reached your ideal weight.
To learn more about medical weight loss, call OC Medical Tustin or schedule a consultation online.