Weight Loss

Frisco Medical Center

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Frisco, TX & Dallas, TX

Being overweight can affect your self-confidence and increase your risk of developing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. At Frisco Medical Center, Luis Palacios, MD, and Jessica Huerta, DO, MS can help you achieve your weight loss goals. They will create a customized weight loss plan and help you every step of the way as you shed those pounds. To start realizing your weight loss dreams, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is my ideal weight?

Generally, your ideal weight is based on a measurement known as body mass index (BMI). You can calculate your BMI with an online BMI calculator. Your BMI, which is computed using your height and weight, is an effective screening tool to assess your risk of getting health complications linked to being overweight or obese.

A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. Anything over 25 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 is considered obese.

How does being overweight or obese affect my health?

Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing many health problems, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Certain forms of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • High-risk pregnancy

Excess weight can also affect your mental health. Studies have shown a direct link between obesity and depression.

If you can’t lose weight on your own, it’s important to seek medical help for weight loss. If you don’t, you could be looking at a lifetime of health problems.

How can I achieve my weight loss goals?

Getting the help of an experienced medical professional can provide the push you need to hit your ideal weight. Dr. Palacios at Frisco Medical Center will work closely with you to develop realistic goals and expectations, create a personalized weight loss program, and keep you motivated throughout treatment.

After discussing your medical history, underlying conditions, and lifestyle habits, he will help you design a diet plan. He may suggest journaling and other accountability methods to help keep you on track. He may also recommend a balanced diet, which is generally considered one that’s high in protein and low in added sugar and processed foods.

For your exercise plan, Dr. Palacios will help you develop one that works for you. He will act as a stabilizing force, providing help and inspiration along the way.

There’s no shame in asking for help. To start on the road to losing your extra weight, call Frisco Medical Center or schedule an appointment online.