8 Reasons Why you Should try Medical Weight Loss
Have you dieted before just to gain the weight back and then some? Are you lacking motivation because you’ve failed at losing weight in the past? Are you feeling defeated trying to lose weight and keep it off?
“Here at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists we’ve dedicated our entire careers to learning about obesity and treating it in a medical way.” -Alissa Kruger, ARNP
Being overweight is not your fault. Many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off due to hormonal changes that occur when losing weight. The team at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists believes that weight loss is more complex than simply eating less and exercising more.
Is Iowa Weight Loss Specialists Right for Me?
1. You’ll be monitored by a comprehensive team of Medical Professionals
A Nurse Practitioner will monitor your medical conditions and work with your family doctor. They will review your medical history and your medications to address factors that might be contributing to your weight.
2. You’ll regularly consult with a Registered Dietitian
They will review your health and diet history, identify and address potential nutrition barriers, and provide individualized nutrition education to help you start making healthier food choices.
3. You’ll have access to other specialists
Depending on your needs and barriers to weight loss, you may be referred to other specialists including behavioral health specialists, physical therapists, an exercise specialist or the surgical team at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.
4. The visits might be covered by your insurance
Medical weight loss is typically covered by your insurance, meaning you are only responsible for your insurance co-pay.
5. You’ll have accountability
You will follow-up with the team every 2-4 weeks in order for them to individualize your weight loss plan and monitor your progress. Attending follow-up visits is encouraged for accountability and support in order to achieve healthy weight loss.
6. You’ll have access to the latest technology in weight loss
The team will take a detailed look at your body composition by using the SECA scale including: hydration status, body fat percentage and total muscle mass. You will complete a metabolic test to determine your specific calorie needs based off of how many calories your body burns at rest each day.
7. Weight loss medications can be used
Weight loss medications may be an option once your medical history and barriers to weight loss are addressed.
8. You won’t be expected to purchase meal replacement shakes or bars
By taking a real food approach, the team at Iowa Weight Loss will teach you to make healthy food choices for a lifetime, not just for a few weeks or months.
“At IWLS I am treated as a person and like family, not like a number. I am so very happy here. I’ve been to other classes and have listened to other speakers and IWLS is by far the best. So yes, if you are looking for a supportive, caring team to help you with your weight loss journey, you can find all of this at IWLS!”
–Jessica Salas, Medical Weight Loss patient
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Making small changes over time can lead to healthy weight loss and long-lasting health benefits. So what are you waiting for? To find out more, visit Iowaweightloss.com and call the office at 515-327-2000 to schedule your first appointment.