Are you overweight and have already tried several diets or medications without success? You’re not alone! Losing weight and keeping it off can be difficult, but with the right approach, you can achieve your goals. Here’s an effective 5-step strategy to help you lose weight.

1. Adopt a healthy diet

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The first pillar of effective weight loss starts with what you put on your plate. Adopting a healthy diet is essential if you are to achieve your weight loss goals in the long term.

Here are the 3 keys to a healthy diet:

  • Eat a balanced diet: Adopt a diet that includes a majority of fruit, vegetables, wholegrain cereals, lean proteins and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods and excess sugar, saturated fats and salt.
  • Control your portions: Overeating, even of healthy foods, can lead to weight gain.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink enough water throughout the day. Sometimes thirst is confused with hunger.

2. Practice a regular physical activity

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Physical activity is a key element in weight loss and general health. It helps you burn calories, strengthen your muscles and improve your general well-being. Here’s how you can make exercise part of your life:

  • Find an activity you enjoy: Whether it’s walking, dancing, swimming or weight training, choose an activity you enjoy. This will make it easier to stay regular.
  • Plan exercise sessions: Establish a regular training program, based on your needs and your schedule. It’s advisable to exercise for at least 150 minutes a week.
  • Start slowly: If you’re new to exercise, start with light activities and gradually increase the intensity.
  • Find a training partner: Training with a friend can be motivating and fun.

3. Taking weight loss medication

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In some cases, despite considerable efforts in terms of diet and exercise, weight loss can be difficult to achieve. This is when weight-loss medicine can be considered. However, it is essential to use them under the supervision of a health professional.

Here are the main types of medication:

  • Appetite suppressants: These act on the brain to suppress hunger.
  • Fat absorbers: They absorb dietary fats in the digestive organs.
  • Fat burners: They influence the metabolism to increase the body’s energy expenditure.
  • Blood sugar regulators: For obese people with diabetes, certain drugs can regulate blood sugar levels.

4. Get help from a healthcare professional

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Overcoming this challenge alone is not easy and it may be wise to seek the help of a healthcare professional. Our Medispa Physimed clinic offers a unique weight loss program that combines several tools to help you achieve your weight goal.

The program is based on three key elements: nutrition, exercise and certain medications. We offer safe, proven medications that can help reduce hunger and increase satiety, making it easier for you to control your portions and make healthier food choices. Here’s what our weight loss program includes.

Initial evaluation with a doctor

Your initial assessment with a doctor includes a full medical examination and various laboratory tests to help you set your weight-loss goals. On the basis of the various data, the doctor will be able to draw up your personalised program based on nutrition, exercise and medication.

Blood tests and full laboratory analyses

As part of our weight loss program, we attach great importance to the health and well-being of our participants. That’s why we carry out comprehensive blood and laboratory tests. These in-depth examinations enable us to get a better understanding of each individual’s physiology, identifying parameters such as glucose levels, cholesterol, hormones and many others.

Body composition test

The body composition test enables us to find out your body composition so that we can offer you a tailored program. A wide range of data is analysed, including your body fat, muscle mass and metabolism.

Remote monitoring systems

Thanks to a monitoring system that includes a smart watch and a smart weight scale, your doctor can track your weight and your sporting activity remotely. This cutting-edge, personalised monitoring opens the door to a more proactive approach, enabling us to provide ongoing, responsive care for our patients’ needs.

Weekly telemedicine follow-up

The Medispa Physimed program includes a weekly remote meeting to monitor the patient’s progress in the program. Telemedicine is an effective way of avoiding wasting time travelling to the clinic.

Monthly clinic consultation

Patients meet their doctor once a month at Medispa Physimed. The aim of this meeting is to carry out a new body analysis, adjust the medication and establish the program for the following month. Programs from 3 months to over 1 year are available depending on your objectives.

In this video, Dr Albert Benhaim, a doctor at Medispa Physimed, explains the benefits of the weight loss program:

Maintenance program

Weight loss is not just about losing pounds, it’s about maintaining them over the long term. You can also ask our doctors to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.

5. Remodeling your body after weight loss

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Following weight loss, many people want to sculpt their bodies by getting rid of stubborn excess fat in targeted areas, or by tightening their skin after significant weight loss. Thanks to cutting-edge non-surgical technologies such as Cutera’s TruSculpt id and TruSculpt Flex, these goals are now more attainable than ever. To find out more about these revolutionary solutions, please contact us.

Overweight Clinic in Montreal

By combining the 5 steps of this strategy, you put all the chances on your side. If you’re looking for professional support for your weight loss, the Medispa Physimed clinic in Montreal (ELNA Medical Group) offers a personalized program and support for people who are overweight or obese. Our team of health professionals is here to guide you every step of the way.

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Medispa Physimed

At Medispa Physimed (ELNA Medical Group), we understand that weight loss is a difficult challenge to tackle alone. That’s why we offer you a personalized programme and support to help you regain your self-confidence and improve your health.