Weight Loss Specialist

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Lighthouse Medical Center

Medical Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Pompano Beach, FL

If you want to lose weight and improve your odds of keeping it off, one of the best ways to make it happen is with a medically-supervised weight-loss program. Nithya Mathai, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, at Lighthouse Medical Center can help with an individualized plan that includes a customized diet and exercise regimen, medical options like the hCG diet, and a proactive approach to fighting the wave of hormonal changes that try to make you overeat and store more fat. To get caring weight-loss support, call the office in Pompano Beach, Florida, or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does being overweight or obese affect my health?

Being overweight or obese affects your body in ways you may not imagine because fat cells do more than store excess calories. They actively produce and release hormones and other biochemicals that can lead to health problems like:

  • Body-wide inflammation
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Obesity may also increase your chance of developing breast, endometrial, and colon cancer.

What are the benefits of physician-supervised weight loss?

Your physician-supervised weight-loss program begins with an evaluation of your physical health, a review of your diet habits, and lab tests to determine if you have any underlying health conditions or hormonal imbalances. These first steps provide the information needed to create an individualized weight-loss program that works for you.

You’ll also gain a team of caring professionals who are with you every step of the way. They help you set weight-loss and calorie goals, develop a healthy eating plan, and find an exercise regimen you can stick with. The best part about entering a physician-supervised weight-loss program is that you’ll get emotional support and ongoing motivation.

What is the hCG diet?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that’s primarily active in the first few months of pregnancy. During that time, it stimulates the production of hormones needed for the baby’s development and triggers fat-burning if the mother doesn’t consume enough calories.

The hCG diet combines a low-calorie diet with regular injections of hCG. Most hCG protocols limit your daily intake to 500 calories, which pushes your body into starvation mode.

When your body reaches that stage, it normally lowers your metabolism, making it hard to lose weight. An hCG diet may help you avoid that problem by boosting fat metabolism, which eliminates fat while providing calories to energize your metabolism.

What other weight-loss services are available?

At Lighthouse Medical Center, you can count on a wide range of weight-loss services, from helping you identify habits that contribute to overeating to supplement recommendations needed to maintain your nutritional needs, such as Standard Process Vitamins.

You may also benefit from a customized cleanse that flushes toxins from your body by temporarily restricting your diet. There are several types of detox diets, but they primarily focus on consuming healthy fruits and vegetables, either raw or juiced.

If you’re ready to achieve your weight-loss goals, call Lighthouse Medical Center or schedule an appointment online.