Weight Loss Specialist

Over one-third of American adults are obese with another third overweight, increasing their risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and even certain types of cancer. If you’ve tried to lose weight on your own and failed, find help with Anasse Souidi, MD of Pulmonary and Internal Medicine. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Souidi can develop a personalized weight loss program for you, monitor your progress, and offer support along the way. With offices in Lawrenceville and Trenton, New Jersey, there’s no reason to wait: Call his office to schedule your appointment or book it online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why should you talk to your doctor about weight loss?

If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, it’s important to talk to your doctor. Dr. Souidi reviews your health history to ensure there are no underlying causes that can interfere with your weight loss goals.

He can also help you set realistic weight loss goals and develop an achievable plan that allows you to make slow and steady progress. He may counsel you on lifestyle habits that improve your health and make weight loss easier.

If you have any mobility issues or health risks that might complicate your weight loss, Dr. Souidi addresses them and finds a solution.

What diet is best for weight loss?

If a health condition is related to your weight, Dr. Souidi may recommend a specific diet. For instance, he may suggest a low-sugar diet for a patient with diabetes, while a patient with heart disease should eat a heart-healthy, low-sodium diet.

If you don’t have any underlying health conditions, Dr. Souidi suggests that you focus on eating healthy, whole foods. That includes things like:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Lean meats
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Natural, healthy fats

He also encourages you to restrict — or even eliminate — processed foods and beverages. He may discuss cutting the following from your diet:

  • Sodas
  • Sugary drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Sweet treats

Dr. Souidi may also discuss the importance of counting calories. To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you burn.

Do you have to exercise for weight loss?

Although you may lose weight through diet alone, Dr. Souidi recommends incorporating regular exercise into your day. Doing so burns more calories, allowing you to lose weight faster and more effectively.

Exercise also improves your overall health and wellness, and research shows that those who stick with a regular exercise program are more likely to keep the weight off than those who lose weight through diet alone.

Even 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week can make a massive impact on your weight loss and how you feel. While aerobic exercise burns fat fastest, strength training and stretching can create synergistic benefits when combined with cardiovascular exercises.

If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off, contact Dr. Souidi. Book your appointment online or call the office today to schedule.

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