FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I SUCCEED WITH WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELING WHEN I’VE ALREADY TRIED EVERY DIET OUT THERE?
Losing weight is difficult, and the process can be extremely frustrating. But our all-encompassing wellness program is more than just a diet: it's a new way of life. At StudioMD, Dr. Gupta will give you the tools you need to change your way of life and lose weight that you can keep off. Lifestyle counseling is adaptable enough to address issues and challenges unique to your life and circumstances. Unlike a diet, cleanse, or fad, we focus on fundamental knowledge and behavior change, which are essential for long-term weight management.
HOW OFTEN ARE THE COUNSELING SESSIONS?
The frequency of your counseling sessions will be determined entirely by your needs and goals. But long-term weight loss success is enhanced by consistent and frequent visits. Dr. Gupta will support your progress during these meetings by fine-tuning your program, adjusting any medication, monitoring your health, and developing strategies to deal with your unique challenges. This allows you to reflect, troubleshoot, ask questions, and express any concerns as you educate yourself on how to keep the weight off.
ARE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS LIKE APPETITE SUPPRESSANTS INCLUDED IN THE COUNSELING?
They can be when indicated. Many of our patients choose not to take medication, while others use it as a complement to their treatment plan. We want all of our patients to succeed in their weight loss journey in the way that they are most comfortable. Weight loss medication can be useful as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes nutrition education, exercise recommendations, and behavioral changes. If you meet the criteria for prescription medication, you will have the opportunity to discuss it during your initial consultation with Dr Gupta.
CAN COUNSELING HELP ME IN MANAGING MY EMOTIONAL EATING?
We sometimes turn to food to escape from difficult emotions, which can have an impact on our weight loss journey. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all have an impact on our food choices. Emotional eating can temporarily make us feel numb or 'happy,' but it always leads to feelings of guilt and shame, and the emotions we were trying to avoid become more difficult and overwhelming.
Weight-loss counseling can help you work through your emotional triggers and find new ways to express yourself without turning to food. Many of our patients regard this as an essential practice that sustains long-term weight loss and maintenance.
WHAT QUESTIONS CAN BE ASKED DURING THE CONSULTATION?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gupta may inquired about:
- any medical issues you have and medications you are taking to see if they are affecting your weight or ability to lose weight;
- your eating, drinking, and physical activity routines;
- current weight and calculate your body mass index (BMI) to check if you are overweight or obese.
WHERE CAN I HAVE LIFESTYLE COUNSELING FOR WEIGHT LOSS NEAR WHITE PLAINS?
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 White Plains location and let’s work together towards your best and healthiest version.