If you’ve been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully, you may be a good candidate for a weight loss program. This type of program takes your unique goals, health, and needs into account, plus it’s medically guided, so you won’t have to worry about any adverse reactions or side effects. At Timeless Wellness Clinic in Pleasanton, CA, we can create a program that will help you reach your goal weight so that you can live a healthier, happier life.
How Does a Weight Loss Program Work?
A weight loss program aims to create structure and give accountability to those who want to lose weight and reach some specific body composition or weight-loss goals. This process is medically supervised, so at no point will you be on your own. Our experts will take the necessary steps to learn more about you, your goals, and your metabolism to help you begin a maintainable, manageable, and effective weight loss journey.
The first step in this process is an initial consultation. Before we begin testing or treatment, we want to get to know you. Patients have different reasons for wanting or needing to lose weight. Some just want to lose those extra pounds to improve body composition and reach specific fitness-related goals.
Others have lived most of their lives at an unhealthy weight and need to finally take the necessary steps to protect their current and future health by losing that extra weight. Our goal is to understand more about you, your relationship with food and exercise, and your behavioral patterns. Once we understand you, we can design a personalized weight loss program to address your unique needs as an individual.
Your Stress Levels Matter
Many food and exercise patterns and behaviors are tied to emotional issues, and some choices are directly related to stress levels. If you’re living under the weight of chronic stress, we can develop a treatment plan that helps lower your stress levels to help you lose weight and improve the quality of your life. Chronic stress will deteriorate your body slowly over time.
When you take steps to address stress in your life, you can preserve and improve your physical health and overall well-being. Lowering stress levels can improve your mental, physical, and emotional health, and it can also improve the quality of your sleep, decrease anxiety and depression, and improve mental clarity.
Stress: The Roadblock to Weight Loss
Not all stress is bad, but chronic stress is. Excess cortisol for a prolonged period of time will negatively impact your health in more ways than you may realize. A high-stress level is one of the many roadblocks to weight loss, so when you take the necessary steps to lower your stress levels, you may find that it’s easier for your body to shed those extra pounds.
Understanding Your Goals
We will also find out more details about your weight loss goals. Some patients just want to see the scale drop, and they want to shed extra weight to reach a specific number. Others want to see the scale go down and improve body composition with muscle gains and fat loss. Once we learn more about your goals or encourage you to set specific goals if you haven’t already, we can better address your needs and custom tailor your program to help you reach your goals.
Understanding Your Metabolism
Your metabolism plays a critical role in weight loss. Many people don’t consider metabolism once they embark on a weight loss journey and therefore don’t reach the goals as quickly or safely as they could. When we design your weight loss program, we will learn more about your metabolism so that we can treat you accordingly.
Those who have a slower metabolism will find weight loss more difficult than those who have a faster metabolism. However, regardless of what type of metabolism you have, we must understand it so we can give you a better understanding of how to work with your body’s metabolism, support, and take the necessary steps to promote weight loss and reach your goals.
Using Your Metabolism to Your Advantage
Once you learn more about your metabolism and understand how it works, you can eat the necessary amount of calories and exercise in such a way that helps your body use fuel to energize and support all of your body systems and also burn excess body fat. Some patients may have at one point had a quick metabolism, but lifestyle choices and their current lifestyle have caused it to slow down.
Regardless of the state of your metabolism, we can get a better idea of how your body processes the food you eat through personalized metabolic evaluation. This treatment consists of a series of different tests that will allow us to obtain concrete data about your metabolism to design your treatment plans accordingly and help you achieve your weight loss goals.
What Is a Personalized Metabolic Evaluation?
Personalized metabolic evaluations are designed to provide patients with concrete information about their metabolisms and how they operate at different points throughout the day. Learning these details makes a significant difference in how you approach weight loss, exercise, and diet. Once you know how your metabolism functions at rest, during the day, and during exercise, you can implement changes that will help you reach your goals and then set new goals.
Resting Metabolic Rate Testing
The first step in a personalized metabolic evaluation is resting metabolic rate testing. This test determines how many calories your body uses while at rest. The goal of this 20-minute test is to determine the total amount of oxygen your body uses and the total amount of carbon dioxide it releases at rest. We typically schedule these tests in the morning, three to four hours before eating or exercising.
Have you ever spent time on a cardio machine and wondered if the caloric burn that appeared on the screen during your workout was accurate? In most cases, this number is just a guess because it only takes your weight into account, sometimes your age, but even still, doesn’t have enough information to deliver an accurate assessment.
Exercise testing is a way to determine how many calories your body actually uses during exercise to maximize your workouts. During this test, you will exercise on a stationary bike or a treadmill while breathing into a mask. This mask will measure and analyze your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels to better understand how your body operates and burns fat while exercising.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want to lose any amount of weight but can’t seem to do it on your own, you may be the perfect candidate for a personalized weight loss program. This process starts with your initial consultation, where we will learn more about you and design a plan that helps you reach your goals. If you need structure and accountability and want to understand how your metabolism works so that you can factor that into your weight loss program, our experts can help.
They will give you the tools and techniques you need to succeed along your weight loss journey. Weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult; sometimes, you just need outside help, like our team of medical professionals who can help you better understand your body, so you know how to eat and exercise to lose weight. Losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult, and our experts want to help you look and feel your best, regardless of your ultimate goal weight.
Schedule Your Personalized Metabolic Evaluation Today
Once you get a better understanding of your metabolism, you can begin taking steps to promote weight loss and finally see some real results. If you’re ready to lose that extra weight and help your body run like a well-oiled machine, our experts are ready and waiting to help you begin this journey towards a healthier you. Contact us today at Timeless Wellness Clinic in Pleasanton, CA, to schedule your personalized metabolic evaluation.