It isn’t you! Losing weight (and keeping it off) is a challenge for most of us. To be successful long term the key is taking the right approach and getting the help you need to be successful.
A staggering number, isn’t it? More than 160 million adults and nearly 30% percent of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese. That means 3 out of 4 male adults and 60% of women struggle with weight.
As if being overweight or obese isn’t enough to worry about, excess weight also increases your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Fatty Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, as well as risks for Incontinence, Joint Damage, and risk of Falls.
At Pelican Family Medicine, we can provide counseling and set up a personalized diet and exercise plan to get you to a healthy weight. We will help you set realistic goals and help you challenge yourself to get in shape. We support natural, gradual weight loss. In cases where extreme weight loss is needed, we may discuss surgical options and determine if you are a candidate for those procedures.
Meals & Nutrition
Fitness & Activity
Treatments & Procedures