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Our Weight Loss Offers an Individualized, Multi-Prong Approach for Optimal, Long-Term Results

Jun 24, 2024
Our Weight Loss Offers an Individualized, Multi-Prong Approach for Optimal, Long-Term Results

Why is weight loss so difficult? Is there a way medicine can help you lose weight effortlessly? Read on to discover the many weight loss approaches available under the guidance of a medical provider.

Losing weight and maintaining it’s hard, very hard, even for people who are otherwise very motivated in other areas of their lives. Studies suggest that within 5 years of losing weight, around 80% of dieters regain it. While weight loss is psychological, it’s no secret that your hormones and certain conditions can impact the rate at which your metabolism burns calories.

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, don’t make it the struggle of your life. Weight loss is not supposed to be gruesome. Some people have an easier time than others maintaining a healthy weight, and this often has nothing to do with willpower or discipline.

Our weight loss experts at Hawaii Natural Medicine use the latest discoveries in medical weight loss, combining dieting, lifestyle changes, and sometimes medication to help you stay on track. If you are looking for medical help on your weight loss journey but aren’t sure what a medically supervised plan entails, here’s everything you need to know.

It all starts with a consultation

First, we’ll examine your body mass index (BMI). Your BMI is a tool used to measure whether you are at an optimal weight or not. This tool can also give you a good estimate of how many pounds you need to lose. You can simply calculate your BMI using an online calculator by entering your current weight and height.

Second, our providers will review your medical history and screen for other conditions that could hinder your weight loss efforts. Low estrogen in women and low testosterone in men can cause weight gain even in the absence of excess calories.

An underactive thyroid can also cause weight gain by slowing the rate at which your body burns calories.

The initial consultation is meant to screen for various conditions and deficiencies. Your dietary plan will also be customized to accommodate any pre-existing conditions.

Your weight loss options 

Depending on your weight loss goals and lifestyle, our providers offer several options, from lifestyle changes to injections. 

Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections combined with a low-calorie diet

Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) programs act as an appetite suppressant. 

In obese individuals, the neurotransmitters that signal satiety are often out of balance, making appetite suppressants quite helpful. Alongside the hCG injections, you’ll follow a low-calorie diet to speed up your weight loss results.

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy: Low estrogen in women and low testosterone in men slow down metabolism and change body fat distribution. In women, lower estrogen levels may lead to fat accumulation in a pear shape, while in men, it may lead to fat accumulation in the abdomen.

Our experts offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore hormone balance safely.

Semaglutide and tirzepatide injections

Most commonly known under the brand names Ozempic (semaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide), these medications suppress appetite and slow down the rate at which food passes through your digestive system. Both injections are taken once per week.

A side effect of these injections is a slight increase in your energy, making you burn even more calories.

Lose weight with us

Gone are the days when dieting leaves you hungry, depleted, and irritable. Weight loss shouldn’t be the challenge of your life. With a personalized diet and the right pharmaceutical intervention, you’ll lose weight in no time with minimal effort on your part.

If you are ready to take the next step and get in the best shape of your life, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office located in Honolulu, Hawaii.