Medical Weight Loss what exactly is it? First of all, lets look at the definition of weight loss according to Wikipedia:
Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue.
The percentage of people in the United States who are obese is shocking and skyrocketing daily. Daily exercise and play have been replaced by smart phones and video games. Also, due to our constant busy lives, people are eating fast food on the run. All of these factors can and have led to a staggering obesity epidemic in the United States.
Because of this problem, doctors and scientists have developed a number of medical weight loss programs to aid patients in losing weight and gaining optimal health. Lets take a look at two examples of medical weight loss programs along with their procedures and goals:
* Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss
The Emory Bariatric Center in Atlanta, Georgia offers a 16-week non-surgical weight loss program called Your Weigh. The program offers three meal plan options: 1.) Full Meal Replacement using Optifast® meal replacements; 2.) Partial Meal Replacement using only three Optifast® meal replacements per day as well as a patients own recipes; and 3.) No Meal Replacement where patients utilize their own food and recipes as guided by their own physician.
* HCG Hormone Weight Loss Plan
The HCG Hormone weight loss plan consists of HCG fat burning treatment accompanied by a prescribed low calorie diet. Using this protocol, participants can lose one-to-three pounds per day.
Before embarking upon a weight loss program, be sure and consult your physician first so you can devise a plan specifically for you.