Orthobiologics Associates’ weight loss doctors have developed tools to help you succeed and will support you every step of the way. “You are what you eat,” and we will teach you how to eat and exercise properly to maintain good health. But we also understand that you have food and lifestyle preferences and will work with you to develop a plan that suits you and is sustainable.
Weight Loss Services We Offer
At our weight loss clinics in Florida, we offer vitamins, probiotics, digestion aids, and other products to boost your metabolism and maximize your weight loss. We partner with Carewell to offer professional fulfillment of these products. You can order your needs directly from the link on our website and have them delivered straight to your home!
Lose weight, become more toned and build muscle. No matter your weight loss or fitness goals, we can help.
We will evaluate your eating habits, body weight, mass, cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels during a complete medical examination. These assessments provide us with insights into developing your customized weight loss plan.
Benefits of Losing Weight
Your weight is not the sole determinant of your health. However, if you’re carrying excess body fat, losing a few pounds could help improve your overall well-being in several ways. At our weight loss clinic in Orlando, our weight loss clinic in Brandon, and our weight loss clinic in Spring Hill, FL, we aim to help you develop healthier eating and exercise habits, so you can enjoy the science-backed health benefits of losing weight.
1. Improved Sleep
Studies have found that the higher a person’s body fat percentage, the poorer they tend to sleep. Poor sleep can lead to inconsistent energy levels, an increase in overall fatigue, and heightened levels of hunger hormones that cause food cravings.
Research suggests that weight loss, especially around the midsection, can help boost sleep quality and duration. Being overweight is associated with several common sleep-hampering health conditions, such as acid reflux, back pain, and sleep apnea. Improvements in these conditions translate to better overall sleep.
2. Better Mood
If you’re carrying excess body fat and find yourself feeling down more often than you’d like, losing weight may help. Researchers have identified a correlation between diet and depression and found that depressed individuals who lose weight experience improvements in their depressive symptoms.
Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with clinical depression, releasing excess body fat can help improve your mood by boosting your overall well-being, self-esteem, and confidence. Regular physical activity also increases levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitters in the brain, which help improve mood, too.
3. Improved Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Being overweight is associated with elevated blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels (higher LDL and lower HDL), especially among individuals with excess fat around the midsection. Researchers found that a weight loss of roughly 5-10% of overall body weight elicited improvements in HDL levels and blood pressure readings.
4. Improved Mobility
Carrying extra weight puts excessive stress on your joints and connective tissues and, over time, that stress can negatively impact your ability to move. According to researchers, just a modest weight loss of 10 pounds can take up to 40 pounds of pressure off your knees, ankles, and other joints. Shedding excess body fat can also help decelerate mobility-hampering cartilage deterioration and improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
5. Enhanced Libido
Studies suggest losing weight might improve your sex life. While researchers haven’t identified a precise relationship between obesity and sexual dysfunction, they do know that excess body fat is associated with systemic inflammation, vascular dysfunction, sleep apnea, depression, insulin resistance, and sex hormone level irregularities, all of which can negatively impact libido. Studies have found that by shedding body weight, men and women improved all these conditions and, as a result, boosted their sex drive, too.
6. Reduced Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes
Several factors can contribute to the development of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and stroke, but obesity is a leading risk factor for them all. Researchers have found that when people who carry excess body fat achieve and maintain a lower body mass index (BMI), they reduce their risk of developing these conditions. Evidence suggests that if you’re currently at high risk for these health issues, a modest 5-10% reduction in your overall body mass can lower your risk as much as 60%.
7. Decreased Risk of Various Cancers
Medical researchers have found that carrying excess body fat can increase your risk of developing pancreatic, thyroid, breast, ovarian, colon, and other cancers. While scientists haven’t identified exactly how obesity and certain cancers are linked, they do know higher overall adiposity can raise a person’s risk of:
- Abnormal cell and blood vessel growth
- Elevated adipokine levels (hormones that influence cell growth)
- Chronic, systemic inflammation
- Elevated insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels
All these health issues are risk factors for cancer. Because losing weight helps decrease your likelihood of developing these risk factors, researchers believe it also reduces your chances of suffering from cancer.