FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY OVERWEIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN LIFESTYLE COUNSELING?
Weight loss counseling is for everyone, not only for people who are extremely overweight. Dr. Gupta devotes the same amount of time and effort to someone who needs to lose 5 pounds as he does to someone who needs to lose 200 pounds. His top priority is your health, well-being, and self development. Because no two patients have the same body, each has a unique treatment plan. Dr. Gupta, as a specialized physician in this field, will conduct an objective analysis of your needs in order to tailor an effective program just for you.
HOW DO GENETICS INFLUENCE MY RESULTS?
Your genes influence how your body metabolizes food and, as a result, play a significant role in your weight. Weight loss counseling can be combined with genetic testing to determine which foods you would respond best to, which foods to avoid, how much food to eat, and other markers associated with healthy behavior. Using this data, we can create a summary of an ideal nutrition and fitness program based on your DNA.
WHAT’S LIFESTYLE COUNSELING APPROACH FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Dr. Gupta's weight loss approach is practical, holistic and based in proven science that promotes whole-body health. This comprehensive approach takes into account all aspects of your life, from thoughts and behaviors that promote or hinder weight loss, to ongoing life stressors, to medical concerns, and even past or present trauma. Rather than focusing on yet another diet, the goal of our work is to change your relationship with food. While changing ingrained patterns takes time and requires a strong commitment to change, this multifaceted approach is highly effective, successful, and long-term.
WHAT TYPES OF PATIENTS DO YOU SEE?
Overall, Lifestyle Counseling is designed for people who want to lose weight and keep it off. It is intended for patients suffering from chronic diseases like high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes. But also for patients who need to lose weight in order to qualify for a procedure and those who want to keep their results after a procedure like liposuction or plastic surgery. Lifestyle counseling can even be beneficial for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers who want to maintain their weight but have special health requirements during this stage of life.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE COUNSELING SESSIONS?
You can be better prepared for the consultation with Dr. Gupta, or any other weight loss health professional, by:
- writing down all of your questions ahead of time;
- recording all of the medications and dietary supplements you take (or just bring them with you);
- making a list of the various diets or weight-loss programs you've tried in the past;
- bringing a pen and paper, smartphone, or other mobile device to read and take notes on your questions.
WHERE CAN I HAVE LIFESTYLE COUNSELING FOR WEIGHT LOSS IN MENDHAM?
At StudioMD Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Centers we proudly offer wellness counseling to assess our patients’ goals and progress along every aesthetic treatment available. It is not only important to us to employ cutting-edge strategies and techniques, but also make all necessary modifications, to ensure our treatment plans are producing maximal results for each patient. We offer complimentary initial consultations made simple and easy, whilst remaining effective to help us discover what’s best for you. So book an appointment today at our Mendham location and let’s work together towards your best and healthiest version.