At Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology, the doctors, advanced practice providers and staff are committed to helping our patients lose weight, maintain weight loss and gain better control of their health. Obesity and carrying excess weight are increasingly common, which can lead to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes as well as other health conditions. People with and without Diabetes struggle to lose weight and may have to take multiple medications for medical problems related to the excess weight. Take the #NextStep of your weight loss journey with Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology!
Our medically supervised program is for our patients with diabetes but is also open to patients who have pre-diabetes or don’t have diabetes at all. People with diabetes frequently reduce their blood-sugar-lowering medication, including insulin, by losing weight on the NextStepMD program. We focus not only on weight loss but maintaining the weight loss long-term.
As your NextStepMD health and wellness coaches, we offer one-on-one sessions and work closely with our patients to recommend the methods that offer the greatest opportunities of success. Our goal is to educate, motivate and support you through your weight loss journey. Our program is medically designed with two components – sensible weight loss and sustainable, stable weight maintenance. Our weight loss strategies include the use of nutrition education, diet and exercise plans as well as FDA-approved weight loss medications if necessary.
One of the exclusive weight loss methods that we utilize is NextStepMD supplements & meal plans. The unique NextStepMD meal plans are an easy to follow 3-phase program and provide lots of variety and choice so you will never feel deprived. As you begin your weight loss journey, you will use NextStepMD protein-rich foods as well as grocery store foods to keep you in the “real world”. As you progress, more grocery store foods will be introduced as your use of NextStepMD foods are decreased. The NextStepMD meal plans help teach you the skills you need to successfully manage your weight!
The weight loss phase is designed to be a low calorie, low fat, high satiety plan that allows you to eat frequently throughout the day. Our medical team will help guide you through the program with ease and support! You will learn the importance of eating small, frequent meals throughout the day that are portion controlled, protein-rich and taste great! Eating small frequent meals helps to keep you feeling satisfied and helps keep your metabolism stoked. The meal plans also provide plenty of protein to help you preserve your lean muscle mass. This formula of macronutrients will help you achieve the weight loss results you desire.
While following the NextStepMD meal plans, your pancreas will get a well-deserved break by limiting simple and complex carbs until your weight loss goal is achieved. The emphasis here again is weight maintenance once a healthy balance is achieved.
Through the one-on-one coaching sessions, we will help you navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice. We will help you determine what changes are necessary in order to establish new eating habits and form long term success. Each NextStepMD Health & Wellness coach brings vast nutrition knowledge and experience to the table ensuring you are receiving the best support available.
We work with our patients to help them understand:
- How food is utilized by the body.
- What causes fat storage and how the body utilizes stored fat.
- How to improve energy levels.
- Appetite control and how to reduce cravings.
- How to maintain weight loss.
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