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What Happens to Your Health After Losing Your First Few Pounds

If you think about losing weight to get healthier, you might imagine that you need to achieve significant weight loss for it to make a difference in your overall health and wellness. However, that’s far from being the case. Medical research shows that just moderate weight loss — 5%-10% of your body weight — can have notable positive effects on your health.

Trying to lose weight on your own can be a challenge, and it can be difficult to know which strategy is right for you. You know that being overweight or obese can pose health problems, but losing weight too rapidly is a problem, too.

Turn to registered dietitian and obesity medicine specialist Dr. Angelina Neria and the rest of the family medicine team at Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic to help you meet your weight loss goals. With our weight loss management services, you can rely on cutting-edge weight loss science expertise and our continued support.

The benefits of moderate weight loss

Your weight loss journey might end up with you losing a substantial portion of your body weight. But even when you’re just getting started, you’re already improving outcomes for several health-related concerns.

After losing only 10 pounds, your blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar levels show measurable improvements. You can effectively lower your risk for obesity-related conditions like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes with only moderate weight loss.

Medical support you can rely on 

Sometimes, the hardest part of healthy weight loss is getting started. It can be difficult to change habits, and you might be tempted by fad diets promising big results, fast. How can you know what weight loss program will work for you?

Dr. Neria and the Living Water Clinic team can help you learn about healthy weight loss. While weight loss medications can work well for some people, gradual weight loss based on real changes in your approach to your diet, activity, and wellness are the most sustainable in the long term.

Once you’ve met your initial goal of moderate initial weight loss, you’re already healthier. Dr. Neria works with you to sustain your weight loss and continue improving your healthy habits and daily wellness, in addition to addressing possible factors like hormone imbalances that may impact your weight.

The path to a healthier you

If you can maintain significant weight loss, you’ll see improvements in your physical health, energy levels, and personal confidence. To get started on the first pounds of your weight loss journey, contact the experts at Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic today.

You can book an appointment at our locations in Porterville, Lindsay, or Visalia, California, by calling or using the online tool to schedule.

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