It’s Not Just Weight Loss,
You’ve probably at least seen weight loss shows on TV while flipping through the channels — you know, the ones where people lose enormous (and inspiring) amounts of weight over the course of the season. It’s always good when people are getting healthier, but here’s the thing: The contestants on those shows aren’t usually becoming healthier, they’re just losing weight.
What’s the difference? A lot of the success stories on shows like that find that they have trouble keeping the weight off when the show is over. Here they are, having lost a third of their body mass with hands-on instruction of trainers and coaches who pushed them to the limits of their physical capacity for hard work, without ever having learned how to live a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
Doctor for Life in Greenville, SC, is the opposite of those shows. Our programs help you lose weight while learning the life skills you need to be healthy for your entire life. We’re not your typical weight loss clinic.
Lifestyle change doesn’t have to be scary
When people hear they have to make changes to support their lasting good health, they often think of the extremes: weight loss boot camp, surgery or fad diets. Doctor for Life is here to tell you that none of this is remotely necessary — in fact, all you really need is the motivation to make changes and the knowledge to support those changes. That’s what we want to offer to our members and clients.
Clinical weight loss in Greenville, SC
At our core, we’re a medical practice, giving you supportive assessments and knowledge about the health side of losing weight. Weight loss can be attacked by way of multiple methods, and we start by assessing the clinical implications of what you eat, the medications you take and your vital statistics.
Dietary changes are, to no one’s surprise, a key concept of weight loss, and we don’t mean counting calories, either. Simply learning to cook and eat healthy for yourself can eliminate the need for extreme diets and constant calorie counting. Here’s another obvious tidbit: As a general rule, if eating something makes your body feel good afterward, it’s good for you.
The human body was designed to move. That’s why a huge part of our operation as a weight loss clinic involves supporting your workouts with regular schedules and the addition of physiological knowledge to boost exercise effectiveness. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete, we can help you get more out of your workouts.
What changes can you make with us?
We want to take an overall different, more comprehensive approach to weight loss. It isn’t just about changes on the scale or in the mirror; it’s about improving your complete health so you don’t have to worry about complications as much later in life. It’s about being able to learn new things, no matter how old you are, and pass them onto the loved ones in your life. For example:
- Healthy cooking and eating: Maybe you’re not the best cook, or you can only prepare food that’s not as healthy as you’d like. Don’t feel bad, because you’re not alone — not even close. Did you know that eating healthy can be as inexpensive as eating unhealthy? Contrary to popular belief, this is a fact. Doctor for Life can help you fine-tune your shopping habits and teach you an arsenal of healthy recipes that taste great.
- Diets that actually work: This one is important, because you don’t want to make huge changes to your diet unless you know you’ll see results. With programs like the ketogenic diet, a diet that involves a major commitment to cutting out carbs completely while encouraging healthy fats, you’ll see the results you’d never experienced with any other weight loss clinic.
- Doctor-guided, patient-centered weight loss: At Doctor for Life, we aim to give you the tools to make your weight loss sustainable, so that you can transfer the knowledge you get from us to every part of your life. You know the saying “You can give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, but teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime?” That’s the approach we take to medical weight loss. We’ll teach you about your physiology — that is, the body systems involved in weight gains and losses and how they’re affected by changes in diet and exercise, as well as how healthy you can be with just a few new skills in your arsenal.
- Pharmacology to support the process: This is where we fulfill our promise to help you achieve medical weight loss, because when you strip everything else away, we’re a weight loss clinic. Our medical staff is highly trained in the art of helping people lose weight and we have the necessary (healthy) medication to support you on your weight loss journey.
Contact Doctor for Life today for a Healthy Weight Lifestyle consultation!