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Weight Loss

Marcia A Harris, MD, LHD -  - Anti-Aging

The Wellness Restoration Center

Marcia A Harris, MD, LHD

Anti-Aging & Aesthetics located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Losing weight can be an uphill battle for both men and women for a variety of reasons. At The Wellness Restoration Center in Midtown East, Manhattan, New York City, Marcia Harris, MD, LHD, can help identify the reasons why weight loss has proven so difficult. Dr. Harris specializes in physician-directed weight loss programs that help you lose weight more consistently and safely based on your individual health profile. Get started on your journey to healthy weight loss by scheduling a consultation online or by calling The Wellness Restoration Center today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss important?

Being overweight or obese can significantly increase your risk factors for persistent pain and chronic diseases like:

  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Obesity also puts pressure on your joints and can wear them out prematurely, leading to pain and conditions like osteoarthritis. Additionally, being overweight or obese can also contribute to mental health issues like depression and anxiety, as well as low self-esteem.

The Wellness Restoration Center specializes in physician-directed weight loss services to help you lose weight safely and efficiently. Dr. Harris customizes a weight loss plan that also helps you maintain a healthy weight in the long term.

Why should I consider physician-directed weight loss?

Losing just a fraction of your weight can have significant health benefits now and in the future. A physician-directed weight loss program ensures you have access to the resources you need to lose weight and keep it off.

You should schedule a weight loss consultation with Dr. Harris if you’re overweight or obese but struggle to shed the excess pounds, even with a good diet and daily exercise.

A physician-directed weight loss program is also an effective tool for treating chronic health conditions like Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Many people are better able to manage chronic diseases with weight loss, and some can even stop using medications to keep their condition under control.

What can I expect from a physician-directed weight loss program?

The physician-directed weight loss programs available at The Wellness Restoration Center includes intermittent fasting. This involves eating healthy meals followed by periods of fasting to lose weight more consistently.

While there are different intermittent fasting plans, Dr. Harris can help determine how long in between meals you should fast. You may follow a plan to eat for six, seven, or eight hours depending on your existing health and weight loss goals and fast for 12,16 or 18 hours.

Intermittent fasting will:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Decrease body fat
  • Preserve lean body mass
  • Reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Fasting also stabilizes insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels to balance your hormone levels and prevent hormone deficiencies.

Dr. Harris also helps you create a well-balanced, nutritious eating plan to reduce your intake of sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. You may benefit from taking supplemental vitamins and minerals and increasing your daily exercise amounts.

To schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of a physician-directed weight loss plan, call The Wellness Restoration Center or book an appointment online today.