Obesity was designated as a disease by the American Medical Association in 2013. Despite the availability of a thriving diet industry offering books, programs, and supplements, our population’s weight problem persists, with 70% of Americans categorized as overweight or obese, and childhood obesity affecting almost two-thirds of our kids. This trend appears to be contributing to a decrease in life expectancy. Unfortunately, despite the success some individuals achieve with weight loss through these approaches, approximately 65% of Americans will eventually regain their pre-dieting weight, highlighting the concerning ongoing health risks associated with obesity.

Carrying excess weight, whether it be overweight or obesity, can lead to various health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and chronic pain. This list is not exhaustive but serves to highlight the many conditions that can be linked to being overweight or obese.

In America, dieting has been popular since the 19th century, but the emergence of the “pop diet” – such as Weight Watchers, Atkins, and Slimfast – did not gain momentum until the late 1970s. Despite this, our society has become accustomed to instant gratification, where everything from smartphones to fast food is readily available in a matter of minutes. As a result, people tend to gravitate towards quick weight loss methods in pursuit of their weight loss goals. However, modern medicine has discovered that many of these “quick-fix” methods are not sustainable or healthy, and often fail to help people maintain a healthy weight in the long run.

At Ramos Center, we are dedicated to helping our clients attain and sustain a healthy body weight. We recognize that achieving this objective requires commitment, perseverance, and patience, and that it necessitates a genuine lifestyle modification. This entails altering your eating habits, exercise routine, and overall way of life. The key to losing weight and preserving a healthy body is consistency, which may seem challenging at first, but will yield enduring results.

We utilize a Medically Managed Weight Loss and Lifestyle Program known as the Physique, which prioritizes sustainable, healthy diets comprising low calories, low carbohydrates, and high proteins. This nutritional blend enables your body to fully process nutrients, providing you with maximum energy per calorie consumed. Our in-house Fitness & Wellness Coach, JR Ayers, has over 30 years of experience helping individuals and groups achieve physical and mental wellness. As part of this routine, we navigate how to maintain an optimal weight through a 12-month stabilization period. Rather than focusing solely on short-term outcomes, our goal at Ramos Center is to assist our patients in making a meaningful, long-term lifestyle change that will ensure their good health for years to come.

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