Weight Management

Coral Gables Executive Physicians

Concierge Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Coral Gables, FL

Being overweight is one of the most damaging factors that can influence your health, and unfortunately, it’s also one of the most common. If you need help with weight management, the team led by Robert H. Thomas, MD, FACP, at Coral Gables Executive Physicians in Coral Gables, Florida, can help. They provide comprehensive weight management services, including genetic testing to help design the optimal weight loss plan for you. Call Coral Gables Executive Physicians today to find out more.

Weight Management Q&A

What is weight management?

Weight management is a comprehensive approach to ensuring you have a healthy body weight. While some people need help because they are underweight, by far the biggest problem facing people in the United States is being overweight or obese.

Carrying excess body weight is one of the leading causes of chronic health conditions, disability, and death, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Back problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Gallstones
  • Some cancers

Excess fat puts a strain on your organs, connective tissues, blood vessels, and bones, in addition to making it hard to enjoy an active life. Fat also builds up in and around your organs and creates plaque, a sticky substance that lines your blood vessels and reduces circulation.

At Coral Gables Executive Physicians, the team can help you manage your weight using scientifically proven methods that help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight.

Why am I overweight?

In simple terms, if you take in more calories in the food and drink you consume than you expend every day, you’ll put on weight. Your body stores the calories you don’t use as fat, and over time the fat levels rise until they reach an unhealthy degree.

Unfortunately, losing weight is nowhere near as easy as putting it on for most people, who struggle to find an effective diet and exercise plan. Coral Gables Executive Physicians takes a refreshing approach to weight management by looking at the reasons why you might be finding it hard to lose weight and addressing them directly.

Why is weight management so hard?

Some health conditions can make it difficult for you to lose weight or stay at a healthy weight. An underactive thyroid is a common problem that affects your metabolism and makes you gain weight. Other hormone problems can have a similar effect.

The Coral Gables Executive Physicians team offers detailed DNA testing to discover all the genetic reasons why weight management might be a problem for you. From a sample of your saliva, the DNA test provides the team with your personalized metabolism, diet, nutrition, and exercise report.

Your genetic report lists the genes you have that make you more likely to be obese, have unhealthy dietary habits, and food reactions. The report also describes the most effective forms of diet and exercise for you based on your genes.

In addition, the Coral Gables Executive Physicians team provides micronutrient testing. This test looks at your levels of more than 33 essential micronutrients, including:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids
  • Antioxidants

The test not only measures the levels of these micronutrients, but also how well they’re functioning in your body.

Furthermore, the team provides food sensitivity testing to evaluate which foods may be causing inflammation and therefore growth of fat cells.

Using this advanced information, the Coral Gables Executive Physicians team can prepare a weight management plan that is far more likely to help you reach a healthy weight and stay there.

Find out more by calling the office today.