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Farr Medical Group, Inc. -  - Board Certified Family Practice Physician

Farr Medical Group, Inc.

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Brimhall area, Bakersfield, CA

Maintaining normal body weight is important for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Reducing the risk of chronic diseases: Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer. Maintaining a normal body weight can reduce the risk of these diseases and improve overall health.

  2. Improving cardiovascular health: Excess weight can put a strain on the heart and blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular problems. Maintaining a normal body weight can improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  3. Improving mental health: Being overweight can lead to low self-esteem and poor body image, which can negatively impact mental health. Maintaining a normal body weight can improve self-esteem and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety.

  4. Increasing energy levels: Carrying excess weight can be physically exhausting and can lead to fatigue. Maintaining a normal body weight can increase energy levels and improve the overall quality of life.

  5. Improving sleep quality: Obesity is associated with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Maintaining a normal body weight can improve sleep quality and reduce the risk of sleep-related health problems.

Overall, maintaining a normal body weight is essential for good health and can lead to a longer, happier, and more productive life.

Weight Loss Q & A

Does being overweight affect my health?

Losing weight can be a challenging journey, but the benefits are worth it. Not only will you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin, but you'll also reduce your risk of many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Remember, weight loss is not just about looking good, it's about feeling good and taking care of your body. It's never too late to start making positive changes in your life. Whether it's improving your diet, increasing your physical activity, or seeking support from friends and family, every small step counts.

So don't give up on yourself, you are capable of achieving your goals. Keep pushing yourself towards a healthier, happier you, and celebrate every milestone along the way. You got this!

Excess weight can also negatively affect your mental health. Studies show that people who are overweight are also more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss uses customized treatment plans to help individuals shed excess pounds and live healthier, more active lifestyles.

In addition, medically supervised weight loss helps hold you accountable. Regular checkups with Dr. Farr can help monitor your progress, provide recommendations, and ensure you stay on track to achieve your goals. 

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

Dr. Farr has a medically supervised weight loss program that involves several types of treatment. Depending on your age, health history, and goals, the team might recommend:

Nutritional counseling

The foods you eat and the beverages you drink directly affect your weight and metabolism. If your diet consists primarily of sugary or salty foods, it’s difficult to shed pounds. Your provider can make recommendations for a more balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Exercise recommendations

Regular exercise isn’t just good for your heart and brain, it impacts your metabolism, too. Participating in physical activity at least three times a week is one of the easiest ways to lose weight and keep it off. Following an in-office consultation, your provider can make recommendations that align with your goals and current fitness levels.

Prescription medication

In some cases, diet and exercise aren’t enough to encourage long-term weight loss. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals, Dr. Farr might recommend prescription medication. Some medications speed up your metabolism and others suppress your appetite. Your provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.

Can I benefit from weight loss?

If you’re unhappy with your current weight, you’re likely a good candidate for medically supervised weight loss. Following an in-office exam, a review of your health history, and a discussion of your goals, Dr. Farr can develop a custom care plan that helps you shed pounds and stay healthy.

To learn more about medically supervised weight loss, request a consultation with Dr. Farr.  Use the online booking tool to make an appointment or call the office today.