Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions across the United States, and it’s responsible for some of the most serious health problems you’re likely to experience. If you’re having trouble with weight loss, board-certified family medicine physician Brett Blaser, DO, of Blaser Medical in Farmington, Utah, can help. Dr. Blaser and his team make sure you receive treatment for any underlying health issues that prevent weight loss, and use a medically managed weight loss protocol that follows ketogenic diet principles to help you lose weight. Call Blaser Medical now to find out more or book an appointment online.
Being overweight or obese is a serious health issue, and can cause many life-altering and potentially deadly medical problems, such as:
Just carrying the excess weight around every day is putting pressure on all your bodily systems, leading to excessive wear and tear of joints and organs. Obesity affects your circulation as well, causing problems like varicose veins and ulcers in your legs. Being overweight also leads to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
For many people, being overweight is largely a case of consuming more calories than they burn off every day. If the food and drink you take in each day amounts to 3,000 calories, for instance, and you lead a regular life, you’ll only burn off between 2,000 and 2,500. Your body then stores those extra calories as fat for when you need them.
If you decrease the number of calories you eat by following a low-calorie diet and increase the number of calories you’re burning off by taking part in an exercise program, your body has to use the fat stores to give you the energy you need, and you lose weight.
However, many people have underlying health problems that make weight loss more challenging. These problems include:
Dr. Blaser and his team can diagnose any underlying health problem and treat it, making weight loss far more achievable for you.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, so Dr. Blaser creates a personalized weight loss plan for every individual. At Blaser Medical, you can benefit from being on a medically managed weight loss protocol that follows ketogenic diet principles.
The ketogenic diet involves eating very few carbohydrates but much higher levels of fat. Cutting carbohydrates to a bare minimum induces ketosis, which affects your metabolism. Your metabolism controls how you use energy, and when you’re in ketosis, your body’s ability to burn fat increases significantly.
Your body is also able to transform fat in your liver into ketones, which are excellent fuel for your brain. Furthermore, following a ketogenic diet reduces:
If you’re following a ketogenic diet, not only do you achieve healthy weight loss, you also increase your overall health and tackle problems like type 2 diabetes.
Find out more about medically managed weight loss and the ketogenic diet by calling Blaser Medical today or book an appointment online.