Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs

Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs

For many years now, you have enjoyed what life has to offer and as a result, you have unfortunately put on some weight. Whatever the reason may be, you have now made the decision that you would like to lose weight, become fit and be in the best shape of your life. But despite that, there are a number of questions that you still don’t know the answer to. In this article, we will cover some of the commonly asked questions that might pop up in your mind regarding weight loss and how to go about it.

Why should I lose weight?

This is probably the commonest question people want to know the answer to. Every individual has an ideal body weight based on their sex and their height. Being overweight is clinically defined using a parameter called the Body Mass Index, which looks at that weight in relation to the person’s height. A high body mass index can class people as obese, and obesity can bring with it a number of health problems. The most worrying ones are problems with the heart (heart attacks), strokes, vascular disease and diabetes. However, this is not all. Obesity can bring on joint pains and progressive difficulty in mobilizing. This can only result in lesser and lesser exercise being performed, making the person even more obese. This becomes a ‘vicious cycle’.

Losing weight in a healthy fashion can help you live a longer, fuller life.

How do medically supervised weight loss programs help?

Weight loss programs provide a structured plan that will allow you to lose weight in a steady healthy fashion. These programs concentrate on medically supervised diet plans, along with different exercise and toning routines that will preserve muscle mass and strength and strip off body fat.

Medically supervised weight loss programs will cover in detail what the harmful effects of being obese are, the basics of nutrition and how food is broken down in the body, the common food fads and what steps can be taken to prevent and treat obesity. The table below explains more

Commonly discussed points in   weight loss management programs:

  •   What is obesity and what are the harmful effects?
  •   What are the different weight loss plans available?
  •   Why should I lose weight?
  •   What diets must I follow and what are the foods I should avoid?
  •   How can I lose weight in a healthy manner?
  •   How can I prevent becoming obese after I have lost weight?
  •   What are the special diets and treatments available for weight loss?

What sort of diet plan will I follow?

Each diet plan is usually individualized by the personal trainer or weight loss management consultant. Some people will be prescribed a diet rich in protein and low in carbohydrate, some may be given shakes or some may be given smaller meal portions. It all depends on what the goals set at the start of the program are, and what the person is capable of doing.

What is the ‘Clean Start Weight Loss diet’?

The Clean Start Weight Loss diet is based on the world-renowned diet devised by Dr. A. T. Simeons. It is based on the principle that a very low-calorie diet when combined with human chorionic gonadotropin, can help reduce weight fast and effectively.

How fast will I lose weight?

This varies from individual to individual. It can usually take a few months to notice a difference, but that can vary. The important thing is to stick to the plan.


Weight loss brings with it a number of advantages when performed in a healthy way. Reputable weight loss management programs cover every aspect of weight loss in a structured manner and allow you to reach your goals successfully.

Physicians who are trained in offering safe and effective medically supervised weight management programs are the best resource when a patient is seeking out a physician-supervised “diet” that will be effective.

For more information on the IAPAM’s Medical Weight Management Training, visit or call 1-800-219-5108 ext. 708.

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