Weight Loss

Commonwealth Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Fredericksburg, VA

Anything that sounds too good to be true is unlikely to be an effective method of losing weight and keeping it off long term, but the temptation to find an easy fix can be hard to resist. The dedicated team of medical professionals at Commonwealth Internal Medicine in Fredericksburg, Virginia, knows what a challenge weight loss can be, and provides medically managed weight loss using the Center for Medical Weight Loss® (CMWL®) plan. Call the office today to find out more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss so important?

Weight loss is important because losing weight is one of the best ways to look after your health. Many of the leading causes of chronic and life-threatening health problems have a direct link to obesity, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain forms of cancer 
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea 

If your body has an excess of fat, you’re putting it under a huge and unnecessary strain. Your bones, muscles, and joints are having to support the extra weight, which makes you more likely to develop joint problems and connective tissue disorders.

Meanwhile, fat starts to build up in and around your organs, and your blood vessels begin to get clogged with cholesterol. This affects organ function and makes you more likely to have poor circulation. Varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), atherosclerosis, and erectile dysfunction are just some of the problems caused by poor circulation.

Why don’t diets work for me?

It’s well-known that most people find weight loss a serious challenge, and there are ever-increasing numbers of diets, weight loss plans, and miracle cures available.

The truth is that losing weight involves consuming fewer calories than you use, burning off extra calories with exercise, or, most effectively, a combination of the two. Eating less and exercising more is how you lose weight, but it’s not always easy.

You might struggle to find time for exercising, or not know how to eat healthily. Or you might find it hard to manage without the comfort food brings you. You may have a metabolic disorder or hormone imbalance that affects your ability to lose weight.

Sometimes medications can make it harder to lose weight, so your provider can look at how to manage your medication to minimize the side effects.

Having the help and support of the team at Commonwealth Internal Medicine can make a significant difference to your chances of success.

How does medically managed weight loss help?

The Commonwealth Internal Medicine team uses the scientifically proven CMWL diet program. The CMWL plan provides you with a personalized weight loss program that combines behavioral counseling with healthy, calorie-controlled meal replacements and any medication you might need.

There aren’t any shortcuts to healthy weight loss, but with help from Commonwealth Internal Medicine, you can regain a slim, healthy figure. Call the team today to find out more.