Weight loss and weight management are, unfortunately, topics that are often stigmatized. However, managing a healthy weight ensures you are on the right track for optimum health throughout your lifetime.
At Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology, we understand the difficulties surrounding weight management. That’s why we offer a comprehensive and compassionate weight loss program for women looking to control their weight.
During your first visit, we will assess your nutrition, run a full panel of labs, and perform a body composition analysis using InBody technology. We perform body composition analyses every month and use your initial results to track your progress and show improvement.
Our doctors will discuss your current medications. If necessary, we will prescribe a lipo-enzymatic B-12 injection, additional energy boosters, and appetite suppressants. We recommend all patients receive weekly intramuscular shots to assist with energy and fat burning. However, we tailor all medication recommendations to your unique needs and goals.
Lastly, our doctors will discuss your current nutrition and activity levels. We will create a personalized diet plan, often low-carb, and exercise regimen that encourages weight loss and sustained energy.
At Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology, we want you to succeed in your weight loss and weight management journey. We offer routine check-ins to keep you on track and motivated!
At our weekly check-ins, our team will assess your vitals, log your weight, and administer the intramuscular injection. You may find the first few months of our weight loss program challenging. Our weekly check-ins are a great way to speak to the Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology team to get the emotional support you need to power through.
Our monthly check-ins occur in three-month intervals. At those times, we will review your progress and determine if any changes need to be made to your program.
Weight loss is unique to every woman, and at Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology, we understand that. We can tailor any part of our weight loss program, at any time, to your specific needs. Our qualified staff can accurately measure your progress, determine the best next steps for you to take, and provide compassionate, proactive guidance for you along the way.
The Weight Loss Clinic is offered to patients ages 18 to 65 years old.
We offer the following times for visits:
Our main goal is to educate about proper nutrition to help you make a lifestyle change. We have some medical options to help you do this for a short time if you wish to use them. We recommend everybody get weekly intramuscular shots that are comprised of vitamin B12 and other lipoenzymes to help with energy and fat burning. We dispense phentermine (Adipex) as an appetite suppressant. We also prescribe metformin (Glucophage), Topamax, and Wellbutrin, in some instances. We will tailor the program to your personal needs and goals after taking a thorough medical history.
We do not recommend Adipex for someone with a history of heart attack or in cases of uncontrolled high blood pressure. However, there are other medications that we can use to help with appetite control, and you are still a candidate to get the intramuscular B12/lipo injections weekly. We check your blood pressure weekly to monitor this as well.
We encourage a combination of a low carbohydrate diet with intermittent fasting/time-restricted eating, as well as adequate sleep, exercise, and management of stress. Multiple studies have proven that low-calorie diets are ineffective in the long-term. Making a lifestyle change that cuts back on carbohydrates, starches, and sugars has been shown to be effective for long-term weight loss. It also has been shown to help reduce, or even prevent, many other health problems.
We will tailor the program to fit your individual needs. Adipex has been approved by the FDA for short term use, ideally 12 weeks.
Unfortunately, this is not safe and is a liability. We also want to monitor your blood pressure weekly, especially if you are taking Adipex, so we cannot allow patients to buy the shots and self-administer at home at this time.
Are you interested in losing excess weight? Have you tried other weight loss programs and not achieved the results you desired? It may be time for you to visit Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology’s Weight Loss Clinic.
At our weight loss clinic, we offer an individualized weight loss program for women. Created by our certified doctors and backed by research, our programs are safe and effective.
If you are ready to take control of your life and weight, contact Sylacauga Obstetrics & Gynecology by phone, 256-245-6956, or email, [email protected]. We would be happy to get you started on your weight loss or weight management journey!
Take control of your life and your weight with Sylacauga OB/GYN.