Weight Loss

Primary & Urgent Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Medical Spa in Massaponax, Fredericksburg, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, & Stafford, VA

About half of all Americans are making some attempt to lose weight, but many are misguided by fad diets, gimmicks, and just plain bad advice. At Primary & Urgent Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Nather Ansari, MD, and his team create personalized weight-loss plans to help you lose weight and keep it off. To schedule your weight-loss consultation, call Primary & Urgent Care today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Losing weight in a healthy and controlled manner has many benefits for your health. Benefits of losing weight with the help of the team at Primary & Urgent Care include:

  • Lower risk of diabetes, stroke, heart complications, and some cancers
  • Improved movement
  • Decreased joint pain
  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Increased self-confidence

After assessing your lifestyle and medical history, Dr. Ansari can give you a more personalized idea of the benefits that you’ll enjoy from losing weight.

How can I tell if I need to lose weight?

Your health may be at risk because of your weight if you’re classified as being overweight or obese. Your body mass index (BMI), a number that’s calculated using your weight and height, determines your weight classification. The classifications are:

  • Underweight: BMI less than 18.5
  • Normal: BMI between 18.5 and 24.9
  • Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9
  • Obese: BMI of 30 or higher

Of course, there are other factors in determining whether or not you need to lose weight that can only be determined by your physician. If your weight is affecting your self-esteem, Dr. Ansari can evaluate you and give you weight-loss tips if necessary.

What is included in my weight-loss plan?

After your consultation, Dr. Ansari forms a long-term, personalized weight-loss plan to help you change your habits and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. It includes:

Exercise plan

Dr. Ansari creates an exercise regimen that’s catered to your lifestyle. He tells you when and how to move your body in a way that works for you. As you become more mobile, he adjusts your exercise plan to keep up with your weight-loss progress.

Diet changes

Rather than cutting out essential components of your diet like some fad diets do, Dr. Ansari helps you develop eating habits you can stick to without feeling hungry or deprived. He also gives you the nutritional knowledge you need to keep eating healthy on your own.

Vitamin cocktails

Dr. Ansari may add a high-dose vitamin cocktail to your weight-loss plan. With a vitamin cocktail, he gives you the vitamins that your body needs to regulate your eating and restore your energy. Vitamin cocktails can also help you recover after a workout so you’re ready for the next one.

If you want to lose weight to live a healthy and fulfilled life, call Primary & Urgent Care today.