Medical Weight Loss
Medication and Behavioral / Dietary Program
Up to 10% in excess weight loss.
Whether you have 10 lbs to lose or are working on a more ambitious weight loss goal, My New Beginning will work with you to create a personalized weight loss plan. We have many patients who desire a non-surgical approach to weight loss. At My New Beginning, we have developed a comprehensive plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals!
To achieve optimal results, our medical weight loss program includes the following:
- Weight loss medications
- Metabolic testing and assessment
- Vitamin and protein supplementation
- Individualized nutritional assessment and plan by a Registered Dietician
- Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating series / support group by a Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Weight loss medications
There are several FDA approved medications for medical weight loss. Patients can lose up to 10% of their excess body weight with these medications. Studies show that even a modest weight loss can offer significant health benefits. These include:
- Weight loss of just 3% will reduce blood glucose levels
- Weight loss of 5% to 10% will begin to lower blood pressure, raise high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and diminish sleep apnea
During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your medical history and weight loss goals. For many patients, insurance will cover their weight loss medications. Patients are initially seen on a monthly basis to monitor their progress.
At My New Beginning, we believe that nutrition is essential to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. We begin your nutritional assessment by first performing metabolic testing. This gives both the dietician and the patient valuable information to set goals and develop a plan. We also offer B12 supplementation for metabolic support. Lab work and thyroid assessment is also essential for our patients. Patients are seen on a routine basis with our nutritionist during their medication management appointments.
Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating
Perhaps the most important and most effective tool in our non-surgical weight loss plan is participation in the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program. Dr. Collins Hodges is among the few licensed clinical psychologists in the DFW area trained to work in the area of weight loss. The mindful eating program helps people recognize and examine the thoughts, feelings, and triggers behind mindless eating. Dr. Hodges leads both our behavioral program as well as all of our support groups.
To learn more about whether Medication and Behavioral / Dietary Program may be an effective weight loss treatment for you, schedule a consultation with one of our weight loss surgeons using the link below or call us at 214-324-6127.