Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight management so important?

Weight management is crucial to good health because being overweight or obese can cause long-term harm to your body and lead to the development of serious and in some cases life-threatening conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Reflux heartburn
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea

Excess fat around your organs, muscles, and bones puts an immense strain on your body, overstressing vital systems and musculoskeletal structures. 

It can also clog up your blood vessels, make it harder to breathe, and make you far more prone to aches and pains and gastrointestinal problems.

Many people struggle to keep their weight under control, so you’re far from alone if you’re having problems losing weight. Canyons Medical Center’s experienced providers can help you with a comprehensive support package tailored to your individual needs.

What’s the best way to manage my weight?

If you’re finding it difficult to reach or stay at a healthy weight, the best way to accomplish your weight-loss goals is to receive professional help and support. 

The team at Canyons Medical Center first needs to make sure there isn’t an underlying health problem that’s making it harder for you to lose weight, such as thyroid gland dysfunction. 

Treating such conditions and checking your general state of health allows the team to create a treatment plan designed around any specific factors that could affect your ability to lose weight.

Eating a balanced, varied, colorful, appropriate calorie diet based on your measured basal metabolic rate and following a suitable exercise program are the healthiest ways to lose weight, and the team can give you all the information you need to follow a healthy eating and regular exercise plan. 

Canyons Medical Center also provides expert nutrition and health coaching services, and uses the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD) program, a clinically proven aid to effective weight loss.

What is ProLon FMD?

ProLon FMD is a scientifically designed diet program that uses the weight-loss benefits of fasting while keeping you healthy and your appetite satisfied. On the ProLon FMD program, you receive nutritious low-calorie meals that you eat within a 12-hour window each day. 

This method of dieting is called the time-restricted eating (TRE) approach, which means you have to consume all your food within 12 hours, so your body is fasting for the remaining 12 hours, including the time you spend sleeping. You eat your ProLon diet meals five days out of seven, and you eat normally on the other two days.

ProLon FMD has other health benefits as well as helping you to lose weight safely, including:

  • Promoting tissue rejuvenation and regeneration
  • Reducing signs of aging
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Regulating cholesterol
  • Regulating fasting glucose

You can find out more about the benefits of the ProLon FMD program and other weight-management services by calling Canyons Medical Center today or schedule an appointment using the online tool. 

Canyons Medical Wellness

Managing your weight is one of the best ways to make yourself feel better and prevent many serious health problems, but weight loss isn’t always easy to achieve. Michael E. Cobble, MD, the director and family practice physician​ at Canyons Medical Center, specializes in weight management and preventive medicine. If you need help to lose weight or have any concerns about your health, call the Sandy, Utah, office today to arrange a consultation, or book an appointment online.