Weight Management

The Practice of Health and Wellness

Internal Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialist located in Thomaston, CT

Get the support you need to lose weight and maintain it. At The Practice of Health and Wellness, Dr. Cipriano provides customized weight management programs to help you feel your best and boost your quality of life. People all over the country can call the office today or schedule an appointment online. We offer conceirge services including telemedicine! Learn how you can achieve a healthy weight for the long-term!

Weight Management Q&A

Why is weight loss so challenging?

Weight loss isn’t just a matter of wil-power or of eating fewer calories. While that does play a role in managing your weight, many other factors contribute to you successfully losing weight and keeping it off.

Your weight is affected by hormones, stress, lifestyle, sleep, and many other factprs. Only by approaching weight management with an integrative approach that takes all of these things into consideration can you succeed in achieving your weight and health goals.

The team at The Practice of Health and Wellness looks at you as a whole person. You aren’t given a one-size-fits-all weight loss program. Instead, your plan is customized to fit you.

What health risks are linked to being overweight?

Achieving a normal weight isn’t about looking a certain way. Being overweight or obese can directly affect your health. If you’re carrying around extra pounds, you’re at greater risk of developing:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Some cancers
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sexual dysfunction and fertility problems
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Fatty liver disease 
  • Depression and anxiety

Being overweight or obese doesn’t cause these problems, but it raises inflammation in your body. As a result, you’re more susceptible to health problems and chronic diseases. In addition, the microbiome in the gut is affected by poor dietary habits and contributes to depression and anxiety due to the inability for the gut to create healthy neurotransmitters that are transported to the brain to be used as seratonin and dopamine along with other neurotransmitters. Changing your diet can actually get many people off their antidepressants and antianxiety medications! 

What services are included in weight management?

At The Practice of Health and Wellness, your weight management program is tailored to your goals and needs. Weight loss services can but don’t always include medications.

You also benefit from dietary recommendations, exercise support, and counseling for education and accountability. You’re also taught how to manage your weight for the long-term without meal replacements or a detailed diet plan.

Because the weight management program at The Practice of Health and Wellness is run by medical professionals, treatment is available for any endocrine or other health issues affecting your weight loss efforts. The team also helps you learn how to manage stress and get enough sleep, both of which affect your ability to manage your weight.

If you’re ready to learn more about the weight management program at The Practice of Health and Wellness, call the office today or set up an appointment online.