Weight Loss

Weight Loss
Despite universal New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, some 75% of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. If you are among them, check out the effective weight-loss treatment programs offered at The Clinic, with locations in Palo Alto, San Jose, the Pacific Heights neighborhood and Financial District of San Francisco, California. The Clinic will also soon service patients out of its new Berkeley and Marin locations.

Weight Loss Q & A

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Why see a weight loss specialist?

Roughly 75% of the population is considered overweight or obese and losing weight is a huge challenge for most people. Having a 10% reduction in initial weight and having that weight loss maintained for at least one year leads to dramatic health benefits and improvements in quality of life.

Why is it so difficult to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regime?

Getting healthy and losing a large amount of weight, or just those few extra pounds, can be hard and may require a commitment to long-term lifestyle changes. Fully understanding your weight-loss goals, how those goals align with your values, and what can drive and enhance your motivation is crucial. It is also important to understand medical, physical and emotional factors that may inhibit reaching your weight-loss goals   

How do The Clinic’s doctors help patients win the weight-loss battle?

As experts in the science of human motivation and behavior, our doctors provide the insight, support, and accountability that can help you reach your goals. In addition, they can help you better understand the physical, emotional and cognitive patterns that are preventing you from achieving your weight-loss goals.

What tools do The Clinic’s doctors use to help patients lose weight?

The extensive and innovative list of effective tools that can help you include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Medication management
  • Daily monitoring
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Understanding the craving to eat when stressed or upset
  • Appetite suppressant medication
  • Mood stabilization
  • Improve social support
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Meal planning
  • Behavioral plan
  • Stress-relieving interventions
  • Mindful eating
  • Behavioral modification
  • Problem solving
  • Eating in social situations
  • High-risk situations
  • Restaurant eating
  • Assertiveness training
  • Recipe modification
  • Motivation enhancement
  • Relapse prevention

You are more likely to succeed in reaching your weight loss goals with the support of a professional who understands your struggle. Our providers work closely and collaboratively with nutritionist, internist, physical therapists, and anyone else on your treatment team to ensure coordinated care and optimal outcomes. Our team can help patients get unstuck from the negative physical, mental, and emotional barriers that keep them from achieving their weight-loss goals.

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