Weight Loss Counseling Specialist

Nader Ewaida, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Hope Internal Medicine and Sleep Clinic

Nader Ewaida, MD

Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine Specialist located in North Richland Hills, TX

Whether you’ve struggled with your weight for years or this is your first attempt at slimming down, your chances of success are better when you have a weight loss coach by your side. Nader Ewaida, MD at Hope Internal Medicine & Sleep Clinic offers weight loss counseling that provides the information, accountability, and encouragement you need to reach and maintain a healthy weight. If you’d like to learn more about how weight loss counseling can help you, call the office in North Richland Hills, Texas or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Counseling Q & A

How does excess weight affect your health?

Carrying extra weight puts undue stress on your bones, muscles, and joints. For example, if you gain 10 pounds, it increases the pressure on your knees by 30-60 pounds every time you take a step.

Fat cells produce and secrete hormones and other biochemicals that regulate your metabolism and influence organs throughout your body. As you gain weight and fat cells increase in size, they release more of these substances, often promoting inflammation in fat cells around your body.

All these issues work together to increase your risk of weight-related diseases such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Adult-onset asthma

If you already have a chronic disease, losing weight is one of the most important parts of a treatment plan to manage the problem and stay healthy. If you’re heavier than you should be, losing 5%-10% of your weight improves blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

How does weight loss counseling lead to sustainable weight loss?

When you get right down to it, there’s one sure formula to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for the long run: healthy eating, portion control, and regular exercise. It’s not glamorous, but it’s the key to reaching your goals.

When Dr. Ewaida serves as your weight loss coach, he gives you the support and information you need to create and follow a sustainable weight loss plan. He begins with a thorough health evaluation, then works with you to develop a customized plan for realistic weight loss.

What should you expect from a behavioral approach to weight loss?

Dr. Ewaida takes a behavioral approach to help you lose weight. This means he teaches you key steps that have a track record of helping people lose weight, such as:

  • Monitoring food and calorie consumption by tracking what you eat  
  • Identifying poor eating habits and learning ways to change them
  • Recognizing and tracking problem foods such as those high in sugar and cholesterol
  • Creating a plan to gradually increase daily activity
  • Improving your environment to support a healthy lifestyle
  • Setting realistic calorie and weight loss goals
  • Learning tips to control cravings
  • Finding healthy ways to manage stress

Dr. Ewaida takes it one step at a time, coaching you on how to follow a better diet and improve your eating habits. He also encourages you to find activities you’ll enjoy so it’s easier to stay active.

When you’re ready to get off the weight loss rollercoaster, call Hope Internal Medicine & Sleep Clinic or book an appointment online.