Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Exposed
Trying to lose weight is tough these days, tougher than it ever used to be even 5 or so years ago. The reason for this is a complex mixture of technological, sociological, and nutritional aspects which are resulting in us becoming less active, more sedentary, and eating more and more goodies that marketing companies are coming up with to entice us into their restaurants. Case in point: is there anywhere else they can stuff more cheese in to a pizza? Are there any other types of red, salty meats they can cram into a burger? Couple this with the fact that we do most of our communicating sat on our butts in front of the computer and it’s no wonder we are putting on so much weight as a nation.
This is why there has been a dramatic rise in the number of medically supervised weight loss programs being started in surgeries all over the world. It used to be the case that these kind of diets were only started by people waiting for surgery, but needing to shed some pounds before their health insurance pays out. To expand on this, quite commonly, before your health insurance will pay for a gastric bypass (for example), they will require that you start a medically supervised weight loss program to lose a predetermined amount of weight before they will pay up. But now, more and more folks are requesting this type of regimented weight loss from medical professionals for no other reason than they don’t have the self discipline to stick to a diet of their own volition.
If you are considering trying a medically supervised weight loss program, the following might be worth a read:
– You will need to arrange monthly check-ups with your doctor so that they can check you are meeting your weight goals.
– Be conscious that some health insurance companies require that you follow a medically supervised weight loss program for over a year before they will pay out.
– Each visit you have with your doctor will be heavily documented, including records and proof of all the exercise you have done in the previous month.
– Third party weight loss programs are allowed, like Weight Watchers, but they must be approved by your medical supervisor.
In short, a medically supervised weight loss program is a very structured and rigid way to lose weight. Most people like to devise their own weight loss plan within the guidelines of a health professional. When you have chosen to lose weight whilst medically supervised you are pretty much giving up your preference as to how quickly you would like to lose the weight. But for some this has proven very successful as the thought of having to face your doctor every month can be enough to make anyone think twice about that second sticky bun.