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Weight loss can be one of the most frustrating endeavors in life. You’re constantly bombarded with the newest fad diet or the latest miracle pill that promises to melt away fat overnight. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for years, we don’t need to tell you that those tactics don’t work.

Dr. Michael Tachuk and our team of medical specialists here at Viva Wellness Medical Group understand the complexity of weight loss and all of the potential variables that block your progress. We approach weight loss from a scientific perspective so you can reach your healthy weight safely and sustainably.

No two people are alike, and every person metabolizes food differently, so we don’t just tell you to cut calories and exercise more. Here’s what you can expect when you team up with Viva Wellness for our medical weight loss program.

Your health above all else

When you’re overweight or obese, you may want to lose pounds so you’ll look better in your clothes. But while the confidence boost you get from transforming your body is a huge perk, the real winner is your overall health.

Obesity is linked to several serious health conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers
  • Gallbladder disease

If your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or above, losing weight can significantly reduce your risk for these conditions.

And because getting healthy is your goal, it makes no sense to risk your health by dabbling in dangerous fad diets that restrict certain nutrients or severely curb your calorie intake without medical supervision.

At Viva Wellness, we keep your health at the forefront of everything we do. It all starts with your first consultation with Dr. Tachuk, where he:

  • Reviews your medical history
  • Discusses your weight-loss goals
  • Listens to your personal weight-loss journey and what you’ve tried so far
  • Performs a complete physical exam
  • Evaluates your hormone levels if indicated
  • Determines any nutrient deficiencies if indicated

This comprehensive information helps us develop a weight loss plan based on your individual needs and the unique way your body works.

Safe medical help

If you’ve ever wondered why two people on the same diet and exercise plan can have drastically different results, you’ve witnessed the wonder of biology. What works for your friend may not work for you — and it’s not your fault.

Certain biological factors can thwart your weight-loss goals, and if you don’t know what they are or how to solve them, diets will keep failing you. That’s why we spend time learning about your body and metabolism.

We may discover that you need help speeding up a sluggish metabolism so you can burn fat instead of storing it. Maybe your hormones are out of balance, making it impossible to shed pounds. Or perhaps you need help curbing your hunger and sticking to a healthy meal plan.

Dr. Tachuk can safely prescribe medications and supplements that help you reach your goal.

Weight-loss therapies

In general, reducing calories you eat and increasing the calories you burn is a good formula for weight loss, but it’s only one aspect. That’s why we offer weight loss therapies that bridge the gap between basic calorie counting and overall wellness.

If Dr. Tachuk determines that you’re missing key nutrients, he may suggest vitamin injections or IV therapy. A dose of B12 and other essential vitamins and minerals can boost your energy, your fat-burning mechanisms, and your immune system while also reducing pain and inflammation, which often go hand-in-hand with being overweight.

Our whole team on your side

The key to our medical weight loss program is that you always have the advantage of our medical team in your corner, so you never have to second-guess yourself and wonder which types of food and exercise are best for you. We’re here to advise, guide, encourage, and supervise throughout your entire journey.

We not only monitor your weight; we monitor your health. That means we can make adjustments as necessary and help you break through plateaus without the danger of extreme fads that do more harm than good.

If you’re ready to lose weight and gain health, contact Viva Wellness Medical Group at (619) 222-5433 or request an appointment online. No weight loss goal is too big or too small.

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