Life-threatening conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many others are all more common in people who are overweight. At Lifestyle Change Trends in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Chidi Anukwuem, MD, specializes in helping people reach and maintain a healthy weight. If you find it difficult to shed pounds or quickly gain weight after dieting, Dr. Anukwuem’s expertise in weight management could make all the difference. Call Lifestyle Change Trends to learn how weight management can transform your health, or request a consultation online today.

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What is weight management?

Dr. Anukwuem offers weight management programs to help people lose weight and enjoy better health. This long-term approach stops you from becoming trapped by repeated weight gain following weight loss.

With Dr. Anukwuem‘s help, you can achieve your weight loss goals and enjoy a more active, fulfilling life. Lifestyle Change Trends supports you with all the issues that might affect your ability to control your weight, including:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Large portion sizes
  • Habits like snacking between meals
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Eating disorders and other health problems

Some people have difficulties with their weight because of mental health problems, such as bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Depression and anxiety can also trigger overeating.

Physical conditions like hypothyroidism and other hormonal disorders can affect your metabolism (the way your body uses energy), making it hard to lose weight and encouraging weight gain.

Why should I consider weight management?

Weight management is critical to good health. Being over (or under) weight affects your organs, musculoskeletal system, reproductive system, and mental well-being. Excess body weight causes harmful effects that range from heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and increased cancer risk to sight loss, infertility, and chronic pain.

However, while most people understand that weight management is vital to their health, achieving it can be challenging.

One issue is the enormous quantity of diet and weight loss information available. Knowledge helps you succeed, but much of the information you see online is unreliable and contradictory. Knowing what to believe and ensuring you don’t risk your health with fad diets is difficult when overwhelmed with so many different messages.

Another barrier to successful weight management is the effort required to change unhealthy eating habits and become more active. Making these changes is far more achievable with Dr. Anukwuem’s help. He understands your challenges and has the expertise to help you succeed.

What does weight management involve?

Dr. Anukwuem designs your weight management program around your unique needs. He assesses your current health, checks your medical history, and uses the information to recommend the most effective weight loss solutions.

In addition to diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, weight management might involve using meal-replacement drink mixes (low-calorie shakes packed with nutrients) and appetite suppressants — medicines that reduce your hunger.

To learn more about regaining good mental and physical health with weight management, call Lifestyle Change Trends or request a consultation online today.