Weight Loss Specialist
Maintaining a healthy weight is a constant challenge for most Americans. However, being overweight puts one at risk for numerous serious health issues from heart disease to diabetes. Weight loss expert and wellness practitioner, Dr. Harris Meyer of Body Focus Health Center, located in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, offers long-term weight loss solution and nutritional health planning. Contact him for a consultation.
Weight Loss Q & A
How does my weight loss plan work?
As soon as you schedule your weight loss consultation, the team at Body Focus Health Center will send you an online link to a comprehensive questionnaire. Between the questionnaire and your examination, Dr. Meyer will be able to determine which blood tests and diagnostic screenings you may need. Your customized laboratory workup lets Dr. Meyer identify nutritional deficiencies or health issues that could be causing your weight fluctuations. Lab information provides details about:
- Any illnesses you may have
- Your current health status
- Vitamin and mineral levels in your blood
- Nutrient functions in your body
Once the team has your wellness report put together, you’ll work with Dr. Meyer to create a diet and exercise plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. He’ll recommend supplements, suggest foods to eat to get more nutrients, and work around any dietary restrictions you may have.
Am I going to lose weight quickly?
Diets that promise quick weight loss almost never result in long-lasting weight loss. Because you’ll be changing your mindset about food and exercise, and you’ll meet regularly with a doctor to check your progress, it’s possible that you might shed pounds quickly in the beginning as you adapt to a healthier lifestyle. Your ultimate goal is to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of dropping one to two pounds per week. That’s nearly 10 pounds per month!
Why is weight loss important?
Fitting into your skinny jeans isn’t the only reason weight loss should be your top priority. Losing even a small amount of weight can start decreasing your risk of developing chronic diseases. The closer you get to a healthy weight for your frame, the lower your chances of having:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain cancers
- High blood cholesterol
- Widespread aches and pains
- Back pain
Will chiropractic adjustments be part of my weight loss plan?
Possibly. If any of the two-dozen vertebrae in your spine are out of line, energy flow throughout your body goes down. Not only can you feel run down, you might feel pain in your back, or elsewhere in your body. Dr. Meyer may include regular chiropractic adjustments in your weight loss plan, just to help you feel your best. This way, you’ll be more likely to stay active and keep up the motivation to lose weight.