Healthy Weight Loss Specialist

CrossRoads Family Medicine

Family Medicine Physicians & Internist located in Campbellsville, KY

Whether you’re one of the roughly 36% of adults struggling with obesity, or you just want to shed some extra pounds, a healthy approach to weight loss is important. The team at CrossRoads Family Medicine, led by Dr. Jerome Dixon, Dr. Kevan Graves, and Dr. Troy Nelson, gives you the support you need to hit your weight loss goals. If you live in or near Campbellsville, Kentucky, schedule an evaluation with one of the practice’s expert osteopathic physicians. You can book online or by calling the office.

Healthy Weight Loss Q & A

What is healthy weight loss?

Healthy weight loss isn’t only about diet and exercise. It’s a lifestyle that requires a commitment to healthy eating and staying active. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends gradual and consistent weight loss for better success, rather than crash dieting or trying to lose a lot of weight quickly.

A goal of 1-2 pounds per week is realistic, especially if you add in 60-90 minutes of moderate exercise daily.

What are some healthy weight loss methods?

Losing weight can be difficult, and it requires a commitment to a better lifestyle. If simply eating a balanced diet and exercising on your own isn’t working, you may find success with a body sculpting procedure or a more structured meal plan.

Liposuction is a form of surgery that involves sucking out fat through a hollow tube inserted in your abdomen. Recovery from liposuction takes weeks, but the results can be dramatic.

SculpSure®, a noninvasive body sculpting procedure, uses laser technology to eliminate fat cells. Over time, these cells are then flushed out of your body through your lymphatic system. Recovery from SculpSure takes minimal time, but the results aren’t fully apparent for a few months.

What is the HCG diet?

The HCG diet is an extreme plan designed to help you lose an advertised 1-2 pounds per day. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), the protein-based hormone produced during pregnancy, is administered through injections, and your caloric intake is drastically reduced to 500 calories a day.

As with any extreme diet, the HCG diet should always be done under medical supervision.

What is the ketone diet?

The ketone diet, or the ketogenic diet as it’s commonly known, is a high-fat, low-carb diet that may improve your health and help you lose weight.

The idea is to reduce your carbohydrate intake drastically, forcing your body into ketosis, a metabolic state that causes your body to become very efficient at burning fat. In your liver, that fat is then turned into ketones and used by your brain for energy. Another health benefit of the ketone diet is reduced blood sugar and insulin levels.

The beginning stages of the diet can be rough until your body adjusts. If followed properly, you can expect to burn 500 to 1,000 calories from stored body fat a day.

How is HGH used for weight loss?

HGH, short for human growth hormone, is a hormone produced by your pituitary gland. One of the multiple things HGH affects in your body is your metabolism.

Research studies have shown that people at a healthy weight have higher levels of HGH in their system than those who are obese. A study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that synthetic HGH injections resulted in a 14% loss in body fat and an 8% gain in muscle mass.

To schedule an evaluation with the team at CrossRoads Family Medicine, you can book an appointment online or call the office directly.