In addition to healthy eating, physical activity, and talking to a health care provider, a plan tailored to your specific needs is important. It can help prevent the weight you lose from coming back. The first step to success is exploring your treatment options.
These are some examples of weight-related treatment options
Healthy meal planning and smaller portions help reduce the number of calories consumed while providing the right nutrients. Small changes, like choosing an apple over an unhealthy snack, add up throughout the day.
Physical activity helps you burn calories. The more active you are, the more calories you’ll burn. Try finding activities you enjoy doing or things you can do with others so you have support and encouragement.
Working with an expert in behavior modification may help you build new habits. Small changes, such as clearing out high-calorie snacks in your kitchen or keeping your activity gear near the front door, may help you stay on track with your weight-management goals. Use the Obesity Care Provider tool on this website to find a provider who can help you reach your weight-management goals.
Did you know that for at least 12 months following weight loss, changes in your body's appetite hormones can make you feel hungrier?
That's why adding a prescription medicine that helps to decrease appetite or increase fullness may help with long-term weight management. Talk to your health care provider to learn more about options that may be right for you.
Bariatric surgery is usually an option for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher along with weight-related conditions. It may help some people achieve more sustained weight loss than other treatment options.
There are different types of bariatric surgical procedures that cause weight loss by reducing how much food the stomach can hold. You can discuss whether they are right for you with a health care provider.
To effectively manage your weight long term, you need a health care provider who will approach your needs head-on. Finding the right match for you is an important first step in losing weight and maintaining it.
Tell a health care provider why you’re concerned about your weight and if you can, what kind of help you’re looking for.
Everyone has a different story when it comes to their weight. Your free, personalized TrueWeight® Report can help you share your story with a qualified health care provider today.