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Losing Weight in San Francisco

For individuals who are overweight, choosing an appropriate diet and exercise plan can be an enormously confusing task. If you do an internet search to find options, you will find that the possibilities are endless. Everything from prescription diet pills, to over-the-counter (OTC) remedies, supplements, expensive meal plans, and costly exercise programs can be found. Unfortunately, many of these are unhealthy, unproven and very expensive. So, what are individuals supposed to do?

The answer to that question is dependent upon how much weight someone wants to lose. Individuals who only need to shed a few pounds to look good in a special outfit, probably shouldn’t be purchasing expensive meal plans or the latest diet pill to hit the local big box store. For those individuals, an increase in exercise and cutting calories for a few weeks should do the trick.

Unfortunately, most individuals considering weight loss plans are more than a few pounds overweight. In fact, approximately 50% of Americans are overweight, and 30% of those are diagnosed as obese. That means that they have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher. For individuals who have a weight-related health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, the standard is slightly lower with a BMI of 27. These individuals are often unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone though both are part of any diet plan that would be prescribed to them. Speak with a licensed obesity doctor in San Francisco today.

Effective treatment for Obesity

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Obesity can be a difficult condition to treat if it is accompanied by other health conditions. Most physicians require an individual who wants to begin any weight loss program first to be evaluated for their health. Some health conditions such as thyroid issues or diabetes can affect both the ability to lose weight and be the reason weight was gained in the first place. Taking into consideration all that they find, most doctors will prescribe one of the many medications available to them and either refer them to a qualified weight loss center or personal trainer as well as to a therapist. Many obese patients suffer from depression or anxiety, both of which can contribute to weight gain.

As mentioned, there are countless diet pills available, but most physicians prefer prescriptions rather than OTC ones due to their understanding of how the medication works. There are two types of diet pills, anorexiants, and non-stimulants. Although both are effective, anorexiant weight loss pills are prescribed more due to their effectiveness.

Anorexiants suppress the appetite to help individuals lose weight; many of these are also stimulants. While these medications are effective, care not to abuse them should be taken due to their increased risk of addiction.

Individuals who are concerned about the dangers of stimulant medication may want to consider non-stimulant treatment. Typically, these medication work by inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb fat from foods and are not likely to be abused.

Despite which type of medication is chosen, an effective treatment plan must include lifestyle changes such as routine exercise and a low-calorie diet. Taking medication to help you lose weight without the changes will only cause individuals to regain all the weight that was lost once they discontinue the medication.

There are also many herbal remedies touted to be able to decrease weight in obese patients. Unfortunately, most of them have not been studied for effectiveness or safety, and none have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Before beginning any herbal treatments, or dietary supplements for weight loss check with your physician.

Where can I find weight loss help in San Francisco?

weight loss help in San Francisco

Overweight or obese individuals who live in the San Francisco area can contact EZCare Clinic. The clinic specializes in treating the whole person and not just the disease or condition. Our doctors can diagnose and treat most chronic health conditions, including obesity. With your overall health in mind, we can design a weight loss plan that includes appropriate medication, therapy, emotional support, and even an exercise regimen that can help you after the medication has ended.

While no diet is perfect, the staff at EZCare Clinic can help you find what will work best for you. Losing weight, exercising, and developing a sensible diet can change the way you look, feel, and your overall happiness as well as help to prevent or improve other conditions such as heart and liver disease, diabetes and reduces your chances of some types of cancer.

EZCare Clinic is open seven days a week from 11 am to 7 pm, give us a call at (415) 966-0848. While we enjoy appointments, they are not necessary. Walk-ins are always welcome. Don’t let your expanding waistline determine the kind of life you will live, take control, and get on the road to wellness today. Help is just around the corner at EZCare Clinic of San Francisco.

If you are interested in a new diet, you can read about the GOLO diet here.

 


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One-third of the world is now overweight with the United States leading this trend. With the extra weight comes health issues such as diabetes, decreased mobility, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, decreased confidence and self-esteem and many more diseases and conditions.

Not to mention, that losing weight is extremely difficult to do. A large percentage of dieters who successfully lose weight gain all of the lost weight back in a matter of years. Daily life stressors and aging can also contribute to weight gain. Big life events such as pregnancy, stressful situations, and office jobs can pack on the pounds quickly.

For most people, dieting and exercising by themselves isn’t enough to successfully lose the extra pounds and keep them off. Our weight loss walk-in clinic in San Francisco have the tools necessary to help you lose weight.

Our weight loss clinic in San Francisco is open on Saturdays and Sundays and we offer the following weight loss solutions that’ll help you shed the pounds quickly and safely.

Weight Loss help from a professional

Phentermine for Weight Loss

Phentermine is a powerful weight loss drug that has to be prescribed by a qualified physician. Using this drug along with a modified diet and exercise program can result in several extra pounds lost.

This drug is usually only taken a few weeks at a time and your use of it must be re-evaluated every few weeks. If this drug is used for a prolonged period of time, it can cause withdrawal symptoms such as depression and severe tiredness. Its effectiveness may also lessen or cease after a few weeks of usage.

No one knows how phentermine works but it is very helpful for patients with BMIs over 30. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to see if this is a viable weight loss option for you.

HCG Injections

The diet usually consists of only certain approved fruits, vegetables, and protein.  There are usually four phases to this program with the first three phases taking as long as three months. The last phase is the transition and maintenance phase that allows you to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.

While the effort level of this program is high, it is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off for life. Contact us today to learn more about HCG injections.

Exercise Program

If you don’t want or need powerful weight loss drugs, we also have amazing exercise programs that’ll provide you with the support and encouragement that you need to lose all of the extra weight.

At our walk-in clinics in San Francisco and San Jose, we have a variety of training options and treatment plans that don’t involve weight loss drugs. In addition to weight loss, our exercise programs will allow you to have an abundance of energy, increased strength, increased mobility and as a result of these things, increased happiness!

Contact us to learn more about our variety of exercise programs and let’s see which one works best for you.

Lipo-B Injections

Lipo-B injections, also known as Lipotropic Injections is a mix of nutrients that help to burn fat and gives you more energy. It helps to burn fat or even decrease the amount of fat stored by speeding up the removal of fat within the liver. They also increase metabolism.
Some of the nutrients found in Lipo-B injections include; vitamin B12 also known as Methylcobalamin, Choline, Inositol, L-Carnitine, and Methionine. The different ingredients are known to have some of the following effects on your body and energy:

  • Converts carbohydrates into energy instead of letting the body store it as fat
  • Helps to digest your food which increases your metabolism
  • Increases your mood levels and speeds up thought processes by providing the essential components for cell and brain function
  • Promotes healthy growth of hair, nails, and skin
  • Increases the metabolizing of fat and helps to remove fat from the liver

If you’re interested in seeing how Lipo-B injections can help you lose weight, come to one of our walk-in clinics in San Francisco or San Jose today.

Weight Loss Counseling in SF

WEIGHT LOSS WITH EZ CARE CLINIC

Sometimes all of the weight loss drugs and tools in the world will not help you lose the extra weight, because it could be mental stressors or habits that are holding you back. Maybe you are using food to cope with a trauma you’ve experienced or mental illness.

In these instances, you’re going to want to work with a qualified therapist to help you learn new coping strategies and healthy habits that will result in you losing weight.

With weight loss counseling, the focus isn’t on weight loss per se, but on the underlying issues that are causing your weight gain. By solving the underlying issues, you will have the emotional tools needed to maintain a healthy weight for life.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Stop struggling with your weight loss and finally get the tools you need to lose weight successfully and permanently this time around.

Whether you need powerful weight loss prescription drugs such as phentermine or HCG injections or if you just need weight loss supplements such as Lipo-B injections or a catered-to-you exercise program, our walk-in clinics at San Francisco and San Jose have solutions and trained weight loss experts to help you.

We also have qualified therapists to help you work through any underlying issues that may be causing you to carry extra weight.

Don’t hesitate any longer; contact us today to see how we can help you get started with losing weight.


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You have made the decision to lose weight.  You are eating what you think are healthy foods, exercising and drinking eight glasses of water each day but are seeing little if any results.  Here are a few reasons why you may not be losing weight and seeing the results you want.

  • You Need to Eat. Skipping meals or not eating enough tells your body that it is missing out on nutrients and your body then slows down your metabolism to hold on to the calories it needs. By not eating or not eating enough, your body may not be able to feel full, instead of going into famine mode when it believes food is scarce.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it lets your body know it can burn calories during the day and it won’t starve.
  • You’re Cheating. Lose a few pounds? Don’t celebrate with a cheat day which will keep you from your weight loss goal.  Why take a step back after taking three forward?  Allowing yourself a high-calorie treat will counteract all of your hard work.  Celebrate your weight loss with other, healthier and supportive ways.
  • You’re Drinking Too Much Diet Soda. Studies show that diet drinks can cause your body to hang on to calories.  Diet soda consumers show a 175 percent increase in waist size over a ten-year span in contrast to those who do not consume diet soda. Artificial sweeteners can also raise your insulin levels and lower blood sugar, which can increase hunger pangs.  Artificial sweeteners do not kill that sweet craving, yet do the opposite and make you crave more sweet stuff later on.
  • Your Friends Are Overweight. Birds of a feather flock and eat together. Research shows that for every four overweight friends, your chances of obesity doubles and your weight is sure to continue to rise. It seems that acceptability and condoning are heavy influencers.   However, studies suggest that exercising as a group can be an overwhelming tool for success as working together is social, fun, and supportive. The same hormones that are released during social bonding, endorphins, also help quell pain and ease the weight loss process.
  • You’re Avoiding Wine. Don’t whine, drink wine. Studies indicate that women who drank one to two glasses of wine daily gained less weight over 13 years, compared with those who did not drink alcohol. Though it may be healthy to have alcohol in moderation, it’s important not to overdo it. Negative impacts of alcohol quickly outweigh the benefits when too much consumed.
  • You’re Cutting Out All Carbs or Fat. Eliminating any one food group like carbs or fat can leave you short on the nutrients you need to stay energized.  Research suggests that dieters low in calcium and vitamin C had higher odds of putting on belly fat. A healthy, varied diet of healthy fats and good carbs such as fruits is suggested.  One reason low-carb diets fail is that they aren’t sustainable over the long term. It’s difficult to give up bread and pasta permanently and once you quit, you regain the weight you lost and then some.

Tips on Effective Weight Loss

Tips on Effective Weight Loss- EzCare Clinic

What can you do to make sure you are successful in your weight loss?  It starts in your kitchen. Most dieters don’t know how much food they eat in calories or how much food they should actually eat. It is hard to lose weight just by switching to broccoli and brown rice if you still overeat. Track your food intake and weigh yourself every day. You should eat less and less every day until you see the weight going down. If you don’t limit your calories to a given number, your weight loss won’t mean anything and you can deviate.

It’s also important to keep track of your snack intake with such items as salty chips and sweet desserts as these can add up and often bring in more calories than meals. Be sure to keep track of drinks, skip the latte as tea or coffee has 0 calories and will increase fat oxidation. You also need to remember to drink your water.

If you cannot stay away from your favorite, not so good for you foods, then exercise. Exercise increases your metabolism, helps you build muscle, and can curb hunger. It’s also good for your heart and your brain and can lead to feel-good chemicals being released that keep us happier on the weight-loss journey.

Speaking of energy, make sure you get enough sleep.  Don’t focus solely on exercise and diet because without good sleep, you will not be able to lose any weight. Poor sleep interrupted sleep, or lack of sleep can kill all your efforts in diet and exercise. Be sure to get  7-9  hours of sleep every night, especially if you are stressed or have exercised during the day.

Writing down your caloric intake is vital, so why not use your smartphone?  Studies show that using a digitized program or app can help you lose even more weight over people who monitored their diet and exercise with paper and pencil.  Digital devices that provided daily feedback helped users lose more weight and stick with their diet longer than those who used paper and pencil. And high-tech dieters were more apt to eat more fruit and veggies than paper users. Dieters who recorded meals online just once a month were 3 times more likely to keep off the pounds over 2 years, compared with those who did so less frequently.

Discipline is also vital to your weight loss plan. You may have the best diet plan and gym trainer in the world, but that will do nothing for you if you are munching on cookies and guzzling down diet sodas.  Successful weight loss is all about discipline and committing to it for at least three months. Let your family and friends know about your weight loss goal as this will motivate you to stick with it. Be present and focus on every meal and every workout and make it count.

If you’d like more information on weight loss or living a healthy lifestyle, please schedule an online appointment with our weight loss doctors.


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