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Being overweight can seriously affect your health and longevity. Recent studies have shown that a diet and exercise program leading to weight loss can prevent the onset of hypertension and diabetes, as well as reduce one’s risk of developing heart problems, cancer, and more. Further, weight loss has been followed by greater functional status, reduced work absenteeism, less pain, and greater social interaction.
If you're trying to lose weight, you might not want to go it alone. One way to start is with a conversation with our nutritionist. At Allegheny Medical, we offer a $99 two-week weight loss program! This program includes nutritional counseling, vitamin B12 fat burning injections, appetite suppressants, meal planning, customized exercise program development, physical evaluation, metabolic testing, and weekly weigh-ins. Call us at 412-494-4550 to schedule your complimentary consultation, or book an appointment online!
There are many benefits to working on weight loss with a professional or a group. Formal weight-loss programs may reduce depression and anxiety for those involved. Additionally, undertaking a non-supervised weight-loss program is dangerous for the severely obese; pregnant or lactating women; children; people over the age of 65; and those with certain medical conditions.
For people at high medical risk, a properly trained physician should be involved throughout the weight-loss process. Diets of 800 or fewer calories per day should not be undertaken without medical supervision and monitoring because of related health risks. Additionally, the health effects of repeated weight gains and losses (or weight cycling) affect the metabolism. They may result in a faster regaining of weight, and have negative effects on psychological and physical health.
Our professionals specialize in science-based medical nutrition therapy using the most up-to-date research and counseling methods to personalize your treatment plan. We offer medically supervised weight loss programs ranging from our introduction package (2 weeks) to our full package (20 weeks). In the program, you will work one-on-one on a weekly basis with our weight loss advisor, who will provide you with specific goals, motivation, and accountability.
Our weight loss tools include the following, and can be used in any combination deemed helpful to specific individuals:
Losing weight is challenging. To make your metabolism more efficient, you need the right combination of nutrition and exercise, as well as the right mental attitude to stick with your efforts. That’s why nutritional counseling is an integral part of your wellness and weight loss program. Our nutrition department also offers professional-grade nutritional supplements - from Emerson Ecologics, including brands such as Pure Encapsulations, Integrative Therapeutics, and Douglas Labs - to support your evolving dietary needs.