When attempting to lose weight, it’s always beneficial to have a physician by your side for guidance and support. At LCT Medical in Irvington and Old Bridge, New Jersey, Chidi Anukwuem, MD, and Miriam Joseph, NP, create one-of-a-kind medical weight loss or weight management plans to help you maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life. Set up your appointment over the phone or online for a weight loss consultation today.

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What is weight loss?

Weight loss is a difficult task to take on by yourself, even if you feel like you’re pretty familiar with your body and its needs.

The best weight loss method isn’t the same for everyone, so if you’re dedicated to losing weight and keeping it off you’ll probably get the best result from working with your physician.

LCT Medical offers personalized medical-assisted weight loss plans so you can make long-term changes that stick. Your provider starts the process with an in-depth evaluation of your current lifestyle and habits. They also explore the reasons behind your excess body fat or inability to lose weight.

What does medical weight loss involve?

Medical weight loss isn’t the same as following a one-size-fits-all diet that you read about online or in a magazine.

Instead, your physician examines your health history and current habits before making any recommendations. They create a fully personalized plan based on your body’s unique needs.

Each of the changes you need to make in your lifestyle while following your plan is simple and straightforward. LCT Medical gives you the support you need with regular visits and can help you:

  • Change your diet
  • Exercise more often
  • Use medications and supplements to your advantage
  • Change other behaviors, like stop drinking alcohol

LCT Medical usually focuses on lifestyle changes while creating medical weight loss plans, but you might need to take medications to manage health complications from your weight. In some cases, medications or supplements can also help you control your appetite.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

If you’re overweight or obese, taking part in a medical weight loss plan at LCT Medical can improve your mental health, physical health, and overall well-being.

Beyond lowering your risk for certain illnesses, healthy weight loss can make you feel better about yourself and more confident.

A few possible benefits of successful, sustainable weight loss are:

  • Lower risk for diabetes
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Better mobility
  • Less joint pain
  • A boost in confidence
  • More energy
  • Less fatigue
  • Better sleep
  • Better mood
  • Improved sex life

One unique aspect of medical weight loss compared to other weight loss diets and programs is that the results are sustainable. With the support of your providers at LCT Medical, you can adopt lifelong changes that make it easier to manage your weight, even if it still fluctuates a bit with age.

A weight loss plan doesn’t have to be frustrating, hard to follow, or unsuccessful. Book your weight loss consultation at LCT Medical over the phone or online today.