Weight Loss

Family Medical Specialists of Florida, PLC

Family Medicine Clinic located in Plant City, FL

You’ve tried the diets. You’ve tried the drinks. You’ve even tried the mail-order meals, but it doesn't seem to matter, you can’t get the weight off and keep it off. The team of physicians at Family Medical Specialists of Florida, PLC, understands the frustrations of weight loss and are here to help. If you live in or near Plant City, Florida, and are ready to reach and maintain a healthy weight, now’s the time. Call Family Medical Specialists today or go online to schedule your initial consultation and you’ll be one step closer to a healthier you.

Weight Loss Q & A

Family Medical Specialists of Florida, PLC

What kind of weight loss program is offered?

At Family Medical Specialist of Florida, the team of highly trained professionals offers custom weight loss programs. Individualized to your unique needs, your weight loss program may include things like:

  • Nutritional guidance
  • Comprehensive counseling
  • Food plans
  • Medicinal food
  • Weight loss medications, including the weight loss shot
  • Support

Through your weight loss program, you get everything you need to lose weight and keep it off. By incorporating your doctor into your weight loss plans, you learn a healthy way to reach your ideal weight without crash diets and weight yo-yoing.

Should I diet if I want to lose weight?

A vital aspect of both weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is eating right. Eating right consists of focusing on a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. You need to find a program that teaches you what and how to eat without restricting whole categories of food, as these diets are hard to sustain over time.

You also need to ensure you eat fewer calories than you burn. If you eat more calories than your body uses, these calories get stored as fat, yet when you use more calories than you consume, your body begins to burn fat, helping you lose weight.

What is the weight loss shot?

SaxendaⓇ is an FDA-approved medication that may help you lose weight. Originally designed to treat type 2 diabetes, it’s now available for those considered obese and people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more or have a BMI of 27 with a condition related to weight, such as high blood pressure.

The weight loss shot is given daily and met to be paired with a healthy diet and exercise.

The medication works by mimicking a hormone that tells your brain you’re full. It also stabilizes blood sugar, keeping it within normal ranges.

When you’re ready for a weight loss program that’s doctor approved, talk you to your physician at Family Medical Specialists of Florida. Call the office or go online to book your consultation and be one step closer to finding a program that works for you.

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