Dieting is popular. About one-third of the population is on a diet at any given time. It can be especially frustrating to try so hard, only to lose a little bit of weight and then gain it back and maybe even more.
If you’re one of the many who isn’t having success with your diet, we can give you the guidance you need. We’re The Bariatric Experts, led by Dr. Scott Stowers, where we help patients lose weight with customized weight loss plans and personal supervision.
Let’s first look at a few reasons why your diet may not be working.
Why you aren’t losing weight on your own
Lack of accountability
When you’re focused on losing weight, studies show that you’re more successful when you keep a record of what you’re eating. It makes you accountable for the food that goes in your mouth.
Not enough water
Drinking water has proven results for weight loss. When you drink a little over two cups of water 30 minutes before a meal, you have a higher chance of losing weight.
Not enough protein
Protein is a metabolism booster, and it also reduces your cravings to snack. If you start your day with a high-protein breakfast, you can be more in control of your hunger throughout the day.
Too many carbohydrates
Numerous studies show that low-carb diets prove to be more effective than low-fat diets.
Too many calories
You need to know how many calories to eat to be able to lose weight. There are plenty of resources you can use that take out the guesswork. You can also find apps that tell you the amount of calories in foods.
There are many more reasons why you might not be losing weight on your own because of numerous varying factors. If you’re frustrated with your lack of success and ready to get the weight off, consider reaching out to our team.
How we can help
We understand your frustrations. That’s why we’re here — to help you finally achieve weight loss successfully.
When you come into our practice, Dr. Stowers and our team offer a comprehensive weight loss program during which time we first consult with you and assess your health goals. We find out your body mass index (BMI), which indicates what category you fall in. If your BMI is over 30, you’re obese, which might make you a candidate for bariatric surgery.
Whether surgery becomes an option or not, we first help you adopt a healthy diet, show you appropriate portion sizes, and give you exercise routines to implement into your lifestyle.
We also provide you with a great deal of support with counseling, group meetings, and more. We link arms with you and walk alongside you throughout your weight loss journey from beginning to end.
If you’re ready to lose weight successfully with the help of our team, don’t delay. Contact us today in Frisco, Denton, or Abilene, Texas, for a consultation, or book your appointment online. If you need a more convenient option, we can provide a telehealth appointment if you live over two hours from our office.