Weight Loss

Family Practice & Direct Primary Care located in Lincoln, NE

Weight Loss

Medically supervised weight loss provides a support system so that you can effectively lose weight and keep it off. At Aletheia Integrative in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jaime K Dodge, MD and the team of family practice and direct primary care physicians offers medically supervised weight loss to adults. A combination of nutrition education, health coaching, and prescription medication can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Call Aletheia Integrative today to schedule a medically supervised weight loss appointment, or book your visit online.

Weight Loss Q&A

Can medically supervised weight loss help me achieve my ideal weight?

Yes. Medically supervised weight loss uses a combination of routine checkups, health coaching, and nutrition education to help you live a healthier and more active lifestyle. Rather than relying on yo-yo dieting and other fads, the Aletheia Integrative team uses a practical and proven approach to weight loss management. 

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

The Aletheia Integrative team develops medically supervised weight loss programs that include:

Health coaching

Health coaching involves working with a certified health coach to set specific health goals and then take steps to achieve them. Simply speaking, it provides an accountability partner to help you stay on track, a structured system to give success and simple instructions to make it easy to follow.

You attend regular checkups at Aletheia Integrative and monitor your progress over time. Your coach makes adjustments at each visit to help you reach your ideal weight. 

Nutrition education

Eating high-calorie foods with sugar, saturated fat, and salt causes you to gain weight quickly. These foods can provide a quick burst of energy, but afterward, they cause you to crash. 

The Aletheia Integrative team recommends nutrient-dense, balanced meals and snacks. They encourage you to focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins rather than eating junk food.

Exercise guidance

An improved diet is only one aspect of effective weight loss. You need to stay physically active to shed pounds and keep them off. The Aletheia Integrative team makes personalized recommendations that align with your fitness level. Depending on your needs, they might suggest walking, cycling, or swimming. 

Prescription medication

The older you get, the harder it is to effectively lose weight, even with improved diet and exercise. Your provider might prescribe medications to complement your progress. Some medicines suppress your appetite, while others speed up your metabolism, helping you burn more calories. 

When will I see results from medically supervised weight loss?

The time it takes to see results from medically supervised weight loss depends on your metabolism and commitment to the treatment plan. Many people lose 5-10 pounds during the first month, but it may take longer. Follow the Aletheia Integrative team’s instructions, attend each of your checkups, and commit to your treatment plan.

Call Aletheia Integrative today to schedule a medically supervised weight loss visit or book your appointment online.