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Weight Loss

River Hills Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Austin, TX & Leander, TX

A full two-thirds of Americans are considered overweight and one-third tip the scales into obesity. Carrying extra weight can have a devastating effect on your physical health, which is why River Hills Family Medicine offers medically supervised weight-loss programs to patients in Austin and Leander, Texas. Under the guidance of Lori Naglieri, MD, the team provides individualized plans that help you lose weight and keep it off, allowing you to lead a healthier, happier life. To learn more, call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Weight Loss Q & A

How do I know if I need to lose weight?

Anyone’s ideal weight involves a number of different factors, including body type, gender, and age, and a great place to gauge where you stand is with the simple body mass index (BMI) calculator. This simple calculation gives a rough idea of how much body fat you have and when it crosses over into overweight or obesity. After inputting your height and weight (and sometimes gender), the BMI calculator produces a number, which falls into the following categories:

  • Under 18.5: Underweight
  • 18.5 to 24.9: Normal weight
  • 25 to 29.9: Overweight
  • Over 30: Obese

While this initial number provides you with some idea as to where your body weight stands in a grander scheme, your ideal weight is unique to you and the team at River Hills Family Medicine can help you figure it out.

What are the complications of being overweight?

The main reason why River Hills Family Medicine offers medically supervised weight-loss programs is because of the extreme risk to your health that carrying extra weight presents. In fact, there’s very little that being overweight doesn’t affect, including most areas of your physical health, as well as your mental health.

To give you a better idea of the serious conditions that are directly influenced by being overweight or obese, the following is a list of the most common complications:

  • Heart problems, including heart attack and stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease

The incredibly far-reaching impact that being overweight can have on your health cannot be underestimated. The good news is that your weight is something you can control with the right team in your corner.

What should I expect with the weight-loss program?

To get you started on the road to a healthier weight, Dr. Naglieri thoroughly assesses your current weight, your body type, your health concerns, and your medical history. With this information, she tailors an achievable plan that meets your goals.

One of the tools Dr. Naglieri turns to is Ideal Protein®, which is a medically developed ketogenic diet that gets you to your weight-loss goals in four phases:

  1. Losing the weight through a ketogenic diet
  2. Educating you on how food impacts your body
  3. Changing your eating and lifestyle habits for long-term success
  4. Maintaining your results

Dr. Naglieri is with you every step of the way providing encouragement, oversight, and the occasional push when necessary.

For effective and sustainable weight loss, call River Hills Family Medicine or use the online scheduling tool to request a consultation.