How Nutritional Counseling Can Help You Lose Weight

How Nutritional Counseling Can Help You Lose Weight

That fact is, most Americans could benefit from losing weight. Still, the topic can and should be approached with sensitivity so people seeking to lose weight don’t feel shame. Our culture can surround losing weight with judgment, and that doesn’t help anyone who’s struggling.

The VitalityMDs team, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help you get to your ideal weight with a nutritionally sound and safe eating plan.  Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb are invested in helping their patients arrive at a place of thriving and offer a wide range of services to achieve optimal health.

Excess weight: A serious problem

We know that excess weight puts you at higher risk for many serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. 

A combination of unhealthy food, lack of exercise, and stress all cause weight to climb. Issues like food, and impossibly busy schedules make many people opt for a hamburger and fries from the drive-through rather than a plate filled with veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. 

Unfortunately, over 42% of Americans are struggling with weight challenges, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The pandemic has only worsened the issue in our country, and many studies reflect that the numbers jumped over the last two years. In fact, over the course of the pandemic, four states' obesity rates jumped to levels of 35% or higher

The pandemic has seen a rise in people who have become more sedentary, lost jobs, or live with high stress levels. Unfortunately, rates of obesity in young people and racial minorities have also soared.

What kind of help is available to me to achieve healthy, permanent weight loss?

More help than you might think, actually. We live in a society that prizes thinness — so much so that we can do unhealthy things in the quest to lose weight, like go on fad diets, exercise to an unhealthy extent, and more. 

We believe that you should lose weight for yourself and your health, and no one else. 

VitalityMDs offers medically supervised weight loss, so we can approach your journey as a team. A key benefit of not going it alone when it comes to losing weight is that you have a customized plan developed solely for you, based on your weight loss goals and other unique factors.

Our patients don’t experience constant cravings, persistent hunger, and other unpleasant effects that often accompany dieting. We check your health and readiness for participating in our program thoroughly before you start. That involves taking your vital signs and ordering lab tests that measure your cholesterol, blood glucose level, and more. 

Our weight loss programs feature innovative tools, including:

1. Customized nutritional counseling

Successful weight loss involves real-life solutions. We help you with advice on food choices, meal prep, and what cooking and eating should look like when you’re home. Our plan provides three meals as well as snacks each day.

2. Skinny shots

These are injections you get once a week to improve your metabolic performance, speed up fat burning, and maintain your energy levels. The shots also lower inflammation levels within your body.

3. HCG

This hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin) acts as an energizer while you’re losing weight, helps you burn fat, prepares your unwanted fat stores to exit your body, and keeps your muscle mass at healthy levels as you lose pounds. HCG also keeps your hunger at bay. 

4. Hormone replacement therapy

Metabolic issues and weight gain are unwanted side effects of hormone imbalance, but safe hormone replacement therapy can balance your appetite and allow your weight to normalize without affecting your energy.


Before you’re prescribed any treatments for weight loss, our team performs a thorough physical exam, learns about your eating and lifestyle habits, and if you’re also challenged by a condition that must be consistently managed — like diabetes or high blood pressure — we’re here for you as well. 

Though successful weight loss is influenced by which weight loss program you’re following and how much weight you want to lose, you can potentially shed an impressive 15-30 pounds in just 30 days when you’re on a program tailored for you by VitalityMDs.You’ll also feel better than ever about yourself and even enjoy better digestion. 

If you’re tired of trying to lose weight again and again with little success, don’t give up. Contact our office at 480-425-8700 for an appointment or book one online.

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