Weight Loss ProgramsMiami, FL
Weight loss can be more than just difficult — it can even feel impossible. If you have tried your hand at fad diets before, you probably already know what we mean. Luckily, we are here to help make weight loss an attainable goal.
Weight loss programs are available at Nuceria Health in Miami and the surrounding area. We can help you look and feel your best. Call us today at 786-641-6854 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
Understanding Weight Loss
As anyone who has ever tried a diet knows, there are a lot of "get thin quick" schemes out there — and the few that do work usually leave patients feeling hungry or lead to "yo-yo dieting." However, weight loss does not have to be as hard as everyone believes. At Nuceria Health, we can create an effective, personalized weight loss program for you.
Contrary to popular belief, calorie counting is simply not enough to make an effective weight loss program. Instead, patients must take a more individualized approach that takes all their body's unique needs into account. Consequently, we at Nuceria Health begin with a thorough examination and blood test to identify each patient's needs. This is due to the fact that the body cannot effectively burn fat when trying to compensate for a deficiency.
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InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer
Despite being known as a standard health assessment tool, body mass index (BMI) has recently come under fire for oversimplifying the definition of health. First developed in 1832 by Belgian mathematician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, BMI was never meant to study single individuals — instead, it was always meant to encapsulate a population's overall health. While a BMI over or lower than the average may be indicative of health problems, it fails to take certain aspects of health other than body fat into consideration.
In comparison, the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer breaks down the body into four basic components: fat, lean body mass, minerals, and total body water. The latter can be divided into intracellular water and extracellular water. This helps us understand a patient's fluid distribution in fitness, medical, and wellness contexts.
What to Expect from Nuceria Weight Loss
Once we have analyzed each patient's body composition, we move onto exercise, nutrition, and supplementation. After taking any supplements for the needed period of time, the patient will undergo another body composition analysis to ensure their levels are now adequate.
We will then provide the patient with a personalized meal plan and a consultation with a health coach. The health coach will assess what foods the patient likes and does not like, along with any nutritional foods they may want to incorporate into their meal plan.
When Weight Loss Medication Is Necessary
Medication may become necessary when all other weight loss measures fail. Such prescription medications work in different ways. Some make it harder for the body to absorb fat from foods consumed, while others help patients feel full (or at the very least less hungry) sooner. These medications are typically only necessary for patients with health problems relating to being overweight or obese.
Patients and their doctors must also consider the likely benefits of weight loss, any possible side effects of the chosen medication, the patient's current health issues and other medications, the patients' family medical history, and cost. Additionally, weight loss medication is not necessarily the right fit for everyone with a high BMI. Many people who are overweight or obese may be able to lose weight with a lifestyle program, such as the ones we offer at Nuceria Health. These medications also cannot replace physical activity or healthy eating habits.
Call Us Today
Weight loss does not have to be difficult. By taking a customized approach, we at Nuceria Health can help. Call us today at 786-641-6854 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Should I weigh myself often during my weight loss journey?
A. Yes. Studies show that those who weigh themselves often are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Stepping on the scale once a week is ideal. However, be sure not to stress if the number on the scale is constantly fluctuating. This is normal, and weight can change by several pounds as water weight shifts.
Q. Should I stop eating fats to lose weight?
A. Yes and no. According to government dietary guidelines, less than 10% of your daily calories should come from saturated fats. However, your body does require some dietary fat to function properly and even to feel full. Butter and processed foods can be replaced with healthier polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats — a recipe bound to benefit you both in your weight loss journey and your overall health.
Q. Should I skip dinner if I ate too much at lunch?
A. No. Contrary to popular belief, skipping meals will not help you lose weight. Instead, it will only make you feel hungrier later on. This will make you likelier to snack on unhealthy foods and run up your calorie total. Additionally, missing a meal will also leave you feeling less energized, which can be detrimental if you need to exercise.
Q. How long does it take before you feel full after eating?
A. It takes your brain 15 to 20 minutes to register fullness in your stomach. As such, it is important to eat slowly and pace yourself to give your brain enough time to signal to your stomach. It is also a good idea to practice mindful eating.
Q. What is the metabolism?
A. The metabolism is a process of chemical reactions in the body. It is usually associated with the act of converting food and fuel stores into energy. This energy is used for functioning and movement. We can help speed up your metabolism for optimal weight loss.
Q. How can I handle my cravings for "bad" foods?
A. First, try to satisfy your cravings with a nutritious snack that fits into your meal plan. Fruits and vegetables are always a good option. If your cravings are still not sated, give into them within reason.
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