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Weight Management Specialist

Women's Preventive Healthcare

Women's Health & OB/GYNs located in Oklahoma City, OK

Your weight influences your health, contributing to many chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and reproductive health issues. At Women's Preventive Healthcare in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sumeeta Nanda, MD, FACOG, and Hoda Maarouf, MD, FACOG, provide personalized weight-management programs to help you lose weight and keep it off. If you're fed up with trying to lose weight on your own and failing, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today.

Weight Management

What is included in weight management?

At Women's Preventive Healthcare, the team offers a personalized program to help you nourish yourself and establish healthy habits that lead to sustained weight loss and a lifetime of wellness. 

After your initial consultation and exam, you work with your team to create a weight-management program to help you:

  • Learn why most “diets” aren't effective
  • Learn how to lose weight naturally and keep it off
  • Develop healthy habits to maintain a healthy weight. 
  • Understand the importance of metabolism and nutrition
  • Enhance your body image 
  • Learn and practice strategies for your personal goals and lifestyle 
  • Maintain your motivation as you make healthy changes 

The Women's Preventive Healthcare team creates a caring and supportive environment for you to explore your weight issues. Your program includes monthly checks and weigh-ins to help ensure accountability. 

You also keep a journal to track your progress, identify weaknesses, and modify your ultimate goals.

How can a doctor help with weight management?

Losing weight seems simple – you need to burn more calories than you consume – but it’s more complicated than that. Hormonal issues, metabolic problems, and other health conditions can cause hidden obstacles that get in the way of your success. 

Your provider at Women's Preventive Healthcare performs a thorough exam and testing to identify any issues that could slow your progress. They provide treatment to resolve any issues that are holding you back, thus helping you achieve your goals.

The team is also a valuable resource. They provide accurate information, dispelling a lifetime of myths and misinformation that you might have read in the media. Your provider can help you stay motivated and achieve your weight-loss goals. 

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

Carrying extra pounds puts stress on your body. Your joints work harder to support your weight. Your endocrine glands have to work harder to produce sufficient hormone levels to regulate your bodily functions. Your heart has to work harder to move blood around your body.

The physiological stress of being overweight or obese can contribute to a wide range of chronic health problems such as arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. 

Obesity also contributes to hormonal imbalances that can disrupt your menstrual cycle and fertility. 

The good news is that if you're overweight, losing just 5-10% of your total body weight can significantly improve your health and reduce your risk of these potential problems. 

If you're ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle and lose those extra pounds for good, call Women's Preventive Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.