Weight Loss Specialists in Putnam, CT

Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight but can’t seem to achieve your goals, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, board-certified adult primary care physicians Dr. Joseph J. Botta, MD, Dr. David Candow, MD & Dr. Ronald Klare, MD and the team use medically supervised weight loss to help adults lose weight and keep it off. To make an appointment at the practice in Putnam, Connecticut, call the office today.

Medically supervised weight loss uses a combination of intermittent fasting, regular exercise, and prescription medication to help you shed pounds and keep them off. It’s a safe and effective alternative to fad weight loss programs that don’t provide lasting results.

If you’ve tried to lose weight numerous times but can’t seem to achieve your goals, medically supervised weight loss can help.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is preventive medicine?

Preventive medicine combines routine checkups, preventive screenings, and other preemptive  measures to reduce your risk of sickness or injury. Specifically, it tries to detect underlying medical conditions before they get worse and interfere with your ability to work, exercise, or perform other routine tasks.

By participating in preventive medicine, you can lower the risk of potentially serious complications and live a longer, healthier, and more active life.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC, medically supervised weight loss features several components, including:

Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting doesn’t focus on what you eat, it focuses on when you eat. When you fast for a certain amount of time each day, your metabolism gets better at burning fat. Your provider can recommend a meal and snack schedule that aligns with your age, health, and goals for treatment.

Exercise guidance
Intermittent fasting isn’t always enough to help you lose weight and keep it off. To experience long-term results, you also need to exercise. If you don’t enjoy lifting weights or going to the gym, don’t worry. The team can develop an exercise regimen that aligns with your current level of fitness. That might include biking, swimming, or walking.

Prescription medication
If you struggle to lose weight even after changing your diet and exercising regularly, the team might recommend prescription medication. There are drugs that can suppress your appetite as well as medications that help speed up your metabolism.

When will I experience results from medically supervised weight loss?

The length of time it takes to experience results from medically supervised weight loss depends on your commitment to the team’s treatment plan. If you attend each checkup and adhere to the diet and exercise program, you may lose weight in as little as two weeks. That said, it may take longer. Be patient and follow the team’s instructions.To explore the benefits of medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment at Joseph J Botta, MD & Associates, LLC by calling the office  today.