Weight loss is an ever-present part of our societal fabric. We are constantly bombarded with messages telling us to lose weight and get rid of fat, while simultaneously being offered foods that contain thousands of calories and being prompted to supersize portions.
Then we are urged to commit to fitness, with offers of gym memberships in every other email and old high school friends sliding into our DMs to offer the latest magical shake to make you lose weight fast.
Scrambling to meet unrealistic diet expectations, spending hundreds of dollars on supplements and specialty diet foods, and trying to fit exercise into impossible crammed schedules can be difficult, and you may feel like giving up on your weight altogether.
At House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC, with offices in Bellingham, Snohomish, and Everett, Washington, our team, which includes Bernadette Kimemia, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, and Phyllis Muthee, NP, ARNP, offer weight management services to help get you to optimal health and keep you there.
Excess weight is considered an epidemic in the US. Nearly one in three American adults is obese. Lifestyle habits, genetic makeup, illness, hormonal fluctuations, and medications can all cause you to struggle with weight gain and find weight loss an unachievable goal.
This can lead to a vicious cycle of shame and depression, with self-confidence plummeting every time someone treats you differently because of your appearance or makes assumptions about your weight.
Dieting seems like the obvious answer, but many diets are designed to simply starve your body into submission, and this approach only leads to yo-yo effect as you’ll typically gain back all the weight as soon as the diet is over.
At House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC, we have customized weight loss management programs that can be personalized to your body’s unique needs.
We are committed to helping you manage your weight for a healthier and happier you. Here’s why a medical weight loss program could be right for you.
Our professionals assess your entire health, including physical, mental, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. All of these can affect weight gain and loss. We identify any underlying conditions that could be causing weight gain or making it difficult to lose weight, and we recommend treatment as needed.
If you’ve embarked on weight loss journeys in the past and failed, you’ll be happy to know that our team is here to help you finish the process. You won’t be left to struggle alone; we will keep you on track and accountable.
Those MLM keto shakes your former BFF is shilling on Facebook aren’t going to magically make you skinny, and they could even harm your health. We ensure your weight loss is guided by sound medical knowledge.
If necessary, we can provide medications that will assist your body in burning fat and reducing appetite, so you won’t have to fight so hard to control urges.
Carrying extra weight increases your risk of so many different chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other life-threatening illnesses. It also significantly increases the chances you’ll start to have back pain and joint pain as your body ages. Managing your weight can give you quality of life.
Ready to lose weight the right way? Book your walk-in appointment, house call, or virtual visit by calling House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC or clicking the online scheduling tool now.