Maintaining a healthy weight helps improve your health and energy while reducing your risk of developing a chronic disease. Losing weight on your own is hard, however, so seek support from Vuthy Leng, MD, of Family Medicine Clinic in Lakewood and Federal Way, Washington. He creates a customized plan based on factors such as genetics and hormones to help you lose weight and keep it off. Call the practice or book an appointment using the online tool to start on your weight-loss journey.

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Why is weight loss important?

Weight loss isn’t just about aesthetics – it’s about creating a healthy state of being. Being overweight or obese poses serious health risks. You’re at greater risk of:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Gallstones
  • Infertility
  • Sleep apnea

If you’re overweight, even losing just 5-10% of your weight helps improve markers for chronic disease, such as blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

What is involved in the weight-loss program?

You first go through a thorough analysis that involves genetic testing for DNA mutations that may be affecting your ability to lose weight. Dr. Leng also evaluates your hormones, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, environmental and food allergies, and other lab results.

Based on the results of these tests, Dr. Leng creates a customized plan to help you achieve your weight-loss goals. You’re under the direct care of Dr. Leng for the entire weight-loss program.

The weight-management program is conducted at a medical clinic which is covered by all major insurances.

What should I expect during the weight-loss journey?

After your initial consultation, you get a kickstart with medications that help suppress your appetite and drive the fat-loss process. Once your individualized plan is formulated, the staff works with you to change your habits. We’ll help you understand the glycemic index and how eating foods high on this chart can cause surges in your blood sugar that are detrimental to weight loss.

You’ll also receive a customized cardiovascular and weight-training exercise plan appropriate for your fitness level and any limitations you may have. Dr. Leng helps you overcome any weight-loss plateaus and gain an understanding of nutrition. Once you achieve a healthy weight, he’ll help you develop an individualized maintenance plan.

Why should I consider medically-supported weight loss?

Having a doctor monitor your weight loss also helps keep you accountable, so you’re better able to stick to your convictions to lose weight. Dr. Leng helps you deal with setbacks and plateaus. He helps you make the necessary dietary and exercise changes so you become successful at maintaining your weight loss for the long term. He assists your effort with FDA-approved weight-loss medications and can manage any medical conditions associated with your weight.

Call Family Medicine Clinic or book a consultation online to get started toward a healthier weight today.