Whether it’s the beginning of a new year, the start of the summer months, or any other time of year, weight loss is a common goal. However, research shows that only 20% of people are able to lose 10% of their initial weight and keep it off for one year. But what happens after this year? And how can the other 80% of people get help losing weight and keeping it off? The answer is working with a medical weight loss center.
For those of you located in or near Missoula, MT, you’ve come to the right place! Our medical weight loss center is here and ready to help you in your successful journey to new health.
Find out why weight loss can be so difficult, what medical weight loss is, and how it can help you!
Why is Weight Loss Difficult?
In general, there is a lot of confusion about diets. At New Health Montana, we believe that this confusion about diets has largely been initiated by the food industry because our culture dishes out bad choices every day.
There is confusion from the food industry, the diet industry, pharmaceuticals, and books. They keep people confused because you can sell a confused person anything, and they will try it.
In addition to this, most people don’t start looking for a diet until they become overweight. In the functional medicine world, the time to start looking for a lifestyle food plan is before you get sick and before you become overweight. But no matter when you start thinking about changing your diet, keep in mind that the foods you eat reflect the way you live.
Food is an important part of your lifestyle. Food also has the ability to turn on and turn off DNA, so it is very powerful. Your new diet must be specific to the condition that you are treating, and for your unique needs—both your nutritional needs and your lifestyle needs.
CREATING A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE
We have to find the diet that works for you and your family. Since the recipient of the diet or the lifestyle food plan is going to be eating or sharing it with their family, we always look at the whole family.
We’re treating the patients and their families before we ever pick out a food plan. Once you find what your body needs, based on your condition, then you will need help learning how to shop and how to find the foods that work.
You will need recipes; you will need to learn how to prepare the foods. There’s a whole skillset on how to learn to feed yourself in a healthy way. Even though you’ve been feeding yourself for years, this will be a learning experience.
This is where a medical weight loss center, like New Health Montana, can step in and guide you through this new experience. This is crucial for developing a successful and lasting weight loss plan.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
You might know that working with a medical weight loss center can help you create a sustainable and successful weight loss plan, but how does this work? Let’s start by discussing what medical weight loss is.
Medical weight loss is the management of diet, healthy behaviors, and physical activity monitored by a physician. Medical providers give you the treatment and guidance necessary to help you achieve weight loss and maintain it for life.
New Health Montana’s medical weight loss programs include comprehensive metabolic testing and medical diagnostics to monitor patients during their individualized plan. Our medical weight loss programs are completely customized to your individual needs, fitting your lifestyle and ensuring your success. Of course, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all, so whether you are looking for fast or steady weight loss, we have a plan for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During your initial consultation, we will review your medical history so we can determine the best weight loss plan for you. After your consultation, we perform a basic examination, taking note of your current weight, blood pressure, and pulse. Our medical provider may also examine your thyroid, heart, and lungs. We also test female and male hormone levels if needed.
The information gleaned from your medical history and physical examination is used to determine whether or not you need further testing to choose the best weight loss plan.
Lose Weight Permanently With Help From New Health Montana’s Medical Weight Loss Center
Our lifestyle and wellness coaching services support long-term weight loss success. By proactively addressing and correcting unhealthy eating habits, we can make your weight loss permanent. There are no calories to count or complicated meal plans to follow. We teach our patients to make smart food choices, cut out hidden sources of added sugars and fats, and embrace whole foods. Our behavioral modification services help patients stop the negative patterns of thought and action that lead to weight gain.
START YOUR JOURNEY TO NEW HEALTH!
As Montana’s premier wellness and medical weight loss center, we pride ourselves on meeting and treating our patients’ whole selves. We specialize in Functional Medicine, Mental Health, Aesthetic Medicine, and more.
We also transform lives by treating conditions such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, menopause, andropause, incontinence, and erectile dysfunction.
Get on the road to new health today by requesting a consultation or calling us at (406) 721-2537! You can also get more information about how functional medicine can be used to effectively treat chronic conditions in Donna Kay Jennings’ book, Your Journey to New Health: Lifestyle Approaches to Address Chronic Health Conditions.