Medical Weight Loss
At Meliora Integrative Medicine in Evanston, IL, we offer medical weight loss treatment plans.
These plans include optimization utilizing our Integrative Five-Point Restorative approach, body composition testing, customized nutritional programs, personalized coaching/support and clinically-effective treatments.
Medical Weight Loss
Medical weight loss refers to a medically guided weight management program that includes optimization of hormone and nutrient levels, toxin clearance, dietary changes, personalized weight loss coaching and clinically effective medical treatments. A medical weight management program is safe and effective because it’s customized for each individual and monitored by our staff who know how to help patients with different weight reduction goals.
Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
A poor diet and lack of exercise can certainly contribute to weight gain. However, many patients have questioned why even with a healthy diet and regular exercise they are unable to lose weight. Or after going on a diet, the weight they lose comes right back. Our Integrative Five-Point Restorative approach helps explain why we tend to gain weight over the years, why it can be difficult to lose weight and why it is difficult to maintain our weight. An imbalance of hormones and low nutrient levels can lower your metabolism. Toxins can cause rebound weight gain after dieting. Stress can elevate cortisol levels, which trigger sugar cravings and increase fat storage in the belly.
What to Expect from a Medical Weight Loss Treatment Plan
The first step in a medical weight loss program is scheduling an initial consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss your goal weight, current eating habits, and weight management techniques you’ve used in the past. We will discuss our Integrative Five-Point Restorative approach and how we address the Tiers of Optimization – hormones, nutrients, diet, exercise, toxin clearance – for effective weight loss. Optimizing your hormone and nutrient levels is an important first step as this affects your underlying metabolism. Optimizing your metabolism helps your weight loss plan become more effective and sustainable in the long term. We then address your specific diet, exercise regimen and steps for toxin clearance. Individualized medical therapies that are clinically proven to support weight loss may also be recommended.
Am I a Candidate?
If you have tried to lose weight independently but have been unsuccessful, you are a candidate for our medical weight loss program. The first step is to schedule a consultation to learn more about you and your weight loss goals. We can create a customized plan that will help you reach those goals.
Invest in Your Overall Health and Wellness
We understand that everyone’s weight loss journey is different and can be difficult. If you are interested in taking the first step, we can help. Together we can discuss your weight loss goals and customize a treatment plan for you. We are committed to supporting you every step of the way.