Over 160 million Americans are overweight or obese and have an increased risk of a range of dangerous health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. At Cryo Body Doc in Oakton, Virginia, David Allingham, MD, MS provides customized weight-loss programs to help you reach a healthy body weight and maintain your loss. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, call Cryo Body Doc or make an appointment online today.
Weight Loss Q & A
How can a doctor help me lose weight?
Diets don’t work. They don’t take your health or unique needs into account. They don’t teach you how to make healthy choices and control your portion sizes. You just restrict your calories in an unsustainable way until you reach your goal or you can’t take it anymore, and then you go back to your old, unhealthy habits.
When you work with Dr. Allingham to lose weight, he helps you make small and sustainable changes to your whole life that will not only help you lose weight but improve your health for years to come. He creates customized plans that include treatments for underlying conditions that can make weight loss more challenging and regular appointments to help keep you motivated and accountable.
Why is it important to maintain a healthy body weight?
Being overweight or obese doesn’t just affect the way you look and how your clothing fits. When you’re overweight, your body has to work harder to function normally, which increases your risk of a wide range of health conditions including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Sleep apnea
- Pregnancy complications
Dr. Allingham determines a healthy body-weight range using the body-mass index scale, your waist measurement, and your body composition. During your initial consultation and exam, he checks for signs of these and other diseases that could get in the way of your success and to form a baseline to measure improvements to your health as your extra pounds melt away.
What should I expect during medically supervised weight loss?
Your weight-loss program begins with a comprehensive consultation and exam. Dr. Allingham needs to understand your medical history, current health status, lifestyle, and any previous attempts to lose weight.
Dr. Allingham then works with you to create a plan to help you reach and maintain your goal weight. Along your journey, you’ll make small changes to your lifestyle, adjusting your diet and exercise habits slowly, so that you’re not overwhelmed by change, and you can build on your success. Ultimately, you’ll learn to choose healthier, nutrient-dense foods and add more physical activity to your days.
You have regular appointments with Dr. Allingham to monitor your progress and make adjustments to your plan as you work toward your goal. He helps you stay motivated and work through plateaus in your weight loss.
Dr. Allingham can prescribe medication to help you lose weight and also offers CoolSculpting® treatments to help you get rid of frustrating pockets of fat when you’re getting close to your target weight.
Call Cryo Body Doc or schedule a consultation online today to start your journey toward a healthy body weight.