Carrying excess weight affects a patient’s health in many ways, raising their risk for various complications and decreasing their quality of life. However, losing excess weight can be difficult without help. Chiropractor, Meaghan Clemens, DC, can help patients determine the best weight loss strategies for their needs so they can lose weight safely and keep it off. To make an appointment for weight loss counseling, contact Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness in Naperville, Illinois.
Being overweight poses a variety of health risks. For example, people who are overweight are more likely to develop high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes than people who maintain a normal weight. Being overweight also raises your risk of:
In addition, people who are overweight may struggle with low self-esteem and depression because of their appearance and/or physical limitations.
Weight loss becomes necessary when your weight reaches an unsafe level. To determine if you’re overweight, you can calculate your body mass index (BMI). This is a measure of your weight that’s determined by your current weight and height. In general, you may need to lose weight if your BMI is 25 or higher. Dr. Clemens can help you determine if weight loss is necessary in your case.
The team at Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness understands that losing weight is often a lifelong process. To maintain a healthy weight, you need to make lasting changes to your lifestyle, which may include:
Dr. Clemens will design a weight loss program that helps you reach your goals. She will help you:
After losing weight, you’ll need to continue certain lifestyle changes to maintain your health. Dr. Clemens will help you stay on track even after your weight loss is complete.
Every patient is unique. The amount of time it takes you to reach a healthy weight will depend on your:
It will also depend on how quickly you want to lose weight. Dr. Clemens can help you determine how long it will take to complete your weight loss program. She will also monitor your progress along the way to ensure that you’re on track to reach your weight loss goals.