Medical Weight Loss Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL
Truth About Weight Loss You Deserve
In 2013, the American Medical Association labeled obesity as a disease. With 70% of Americans being classified as overweight or obese and nearly two- thirds of our children battling childhood obesity, it’s no wonder our life expectancy seems to be declining. It’s strange that with the emergence of an entire dieting industry, replete with dieting books, programs, and supplements, our weight continues to be a central health risk. The upsetting reality is that around 65% of Americans who do manage to shed pounds through these methods will eventually return to their pre-dieting weight.
Being overweight or obese contributes to many conditions including but not limited to:
- Heart conditions
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic pain
Why do we have this problem?
Dieting became popular in America dating back to the 19th Century but the age of the “pop diet” (e.g. Weight Watchers, Atkins, Slimfast) didn’t really take off until the late 1970’s.
We have become a society of instant gratification. From smartphones, to fast food, everything is available to us in a matter of minutes. As part of this conditioning, it has become second nature for people to gravitate toward the fastest method of achieving their weight loss goal. What modern medicine is finding out is that many of these “speedy” methods are not healthy, and don’t help people maintain a healthy weight after the initial weight loss.
How do you lose weight and keep it off?
At Ramos Center, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. We understand that getting to that goal is a process and that it requires dedication, discipline, and patience. In order to be successful, a true lifestyle change must initially occur. This means changing the way you eat, exercise, and live your life. The key to losing fat and maintaining a healthy body is consistency. This may sound like a more difficult route, but in the end you will see lasting results.
Here at Ramos Center we use the PHYS•ique; a Medically Managed Weight Loss and Lifestyle Program. It focuses on long term healthy diets that consists of low calories, low carbohydrates, and high proteins. This nutritional combination ensures your body is able to process the nutrients to the fullest, providing you with maximum energy per calorie consumed. Our in-house Fitness & Wellness Coach, JR Ayers, has over 30 years of experience working with individuals and groups, focusing on both their physical and mental wellbeing. Part of this routine is navigating how to maintain an ideal weight through a 12 month stabilization period. Instead of focusing on fleeting short term results, at Ramos Center we are committed to helping our patients create a meaningful, long term lifestyle change that will guarantee good health for years to come.
Dr. Ramos himself is a believer that the mind-body connection is key for achieving overall health and pain management. Our professional team of doctors, trainers, and staff will help you create the life you wish to live which is healthy and pain free! Come visit for a free information session at one of our three convenient locations:
Sarasota: 2540 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34239
Bradenton: 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205