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Medical Weight Loss: First Steps

It's a new year, and time for a new you! When the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve, many people kiss a loved one and vow to change in the new year. And the number one resolution in America? To lose weight. No matter what their reason for having put on a pound or two (or twenty), they have a strong desire to get back to what they consider their ideal weight. And so they start... some with diets, some with exercise, and some with a combination of the two. But by the end of January, almost half have given up.

Weight loss can be somewhat of a challenge. Whether plagued by physical restrictions, lack of continued motivation, diet fatigue, small or nonexistent results, or a feeling of hopelessness, many people become discouraged. They toss in the towel and go back to their old habits, and the ideal weight or body that they hoped for remains elusive.

Dr. Meadows and his team at Meadows Surgical Arts can help.

Dr. Meadows' medical weight loss program was designed to help kick start your weight loss journey, to give you that boost that you need to start, and to continue past those first few weeks. His plan focuses on a combination of appetite suppressants, healthy eating, exercise, increased water intake, and an optional lipo injection to burn fat, boost metabolism, and increase energy.

Remember Braley? We introduced you to Braley on New Year's Eve. She lost 105+ lbs. in the last year and a half using Dr. Meadows' medical weight loss plan, and her transformation is incredible! Braley is excited about her progress and would love the opportunity to inspire others to start their own weight loss journey. We asked Braley about the beginning stages of her weight loss journey. If you would like to lose weight, we think you may find some similarities between Braley's story and your own:

Was your weight gain a relatively recent thing, or were you heavier when you were younger?

I have been heavy all my life. I don't even remember being a small person.

Did you try dieting and/or exercise before? Did it work?

I had tried dieting and exercising on my own, but just really never had the willpower or the energy to keep going. So every time I would start, it didn't last long.

What made you want to get serious about losing weight this time? Like the tipping point that said, "This is it, it's time."

What made a difference in my life this time was... I was done. I was done being fat! I hated myself. I didn't feel like doing anything... ever! I was beyond uncomfortable in my own skin! I didn't even want my husband looking at me, because I could hardly look at myself in the mirror. I was done putting on that fake smile everyday like I was fine and happy, because I was not. I wanted to feel better for my girls. I wanted to be someone that my girls could look up to, because I was far from any role model. I wanted my girls to see strength. I wanted them to know that Momma tried her hardest and she did succeed!

What made you decide to do medical weight loss vs. more traditional methods?

I chose medical weight loss because I needed help. I didn't want to fail again! I needed a 'pick me up' to get me going.

What made you choose Meadows Surgical Arts?

I initially chose Meadows Surgical Arts because my sister-in-law, Caitlin, works there as one of Dr. Meadows' nurses, but once I got started, I stayed with Meadows Surgical Arts because the doctors and staff are amazing!

How did you come up with your goal weight?

When choosing my goal weight, I honestly just picked a number. At first, my goal was to lose 100 lbs. Then my goal changed to wanting to weigh 150 lbs. I've never weighed that! I'm still working on that goal.

What were your worries or concerns before you started, or in the early days?

My one worry was... ME! I doubted myself so much, I was worried it would be another failed attempt.

Are you interested in weight loss, but concerned that it won't work? We want to help you get past those worries, past those first few challenging weeks. We want to help you succeed in finding yourself again, in returning to that body you used to have, or the body you've always wanted.

Here's how Dr. Meadows' medical weight loss plan works:

  • Make an appointment for your weight loss consultation at either the Commerce office at (706) 335-3555 or the Buford office at (678) 541-0339.

  • At your consultation, you will be weighed (as hard as it is to get on that scale, it's time to face reality and find your starting point) and asked about your height.

  • You will be taken to one of the consultation rooms, where your heart rate and blood pressure will be checked.

  • You will talk with one of Dr. Meadows' trained weight loss professionals about your weight loss goals and how you can achieve them. They will design a program for you to maximize your progress while encouraging weight loss that stays off.

  • You will be given a "Weight Loss Packet" that outlines the details of your program, including recommendations for diet, exercise, checkups, and water intake. The packet also includes information about the medication prescribed for you to help you reach your goals.

  • You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have.

  • Monthly checkups are required to check your weight, check your blood pressure, discuss side effects, and set new goals.

We're here to support you through your weight loss journey, and we'll be sharing more about Braley's exciting journey.

Are you ready? Let's do this! Call us today at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford), or purchase your starter package online, and let's get started!

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