Weight Loss

Gyne Health Women's Center

Women's Health and Wellness & Medical Weight Loss located in Alexandria, VA

If you’ve struggled with your weight for years, traditional diets only make things worse by triggering your body’s starvation response. If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting, caring nurse practitioners Joanna Sampson, FNP, NP, and Dr. Ashwina Sheth, at Gyne Health Women's Center in Alexandria, Virginia, can help with a customized weight loss program. Their holistic approach to health ensures that your weight loss optimizes your wellness, rather than just shedding pounds. To finally achieve and maintain a healthy weight, book a weight-loss consultation online, or call the Gyne Health Women's Center office today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How can I achieve permanent, healthy weight loss?

If you want to achieve permanent, healthy weight loss, you need to toss out all your diet books and programs. Before you start cheering, though, you should also toss out all of the so-called foods that do nothing to nourish your body but do a lot to cause inflammation, sensitivity, and other problems that cause weight gain. If you want a healthy, strong body, avoid:

  • Sugar
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Trans fats
  • Processed foods

The knowledgeable staff at Gyne Health Women’s Center show you how to replace non-nourishing foods with whole foods that feed your body and soul. Permanent weight loss starts with a new approach to food and health and finding an exercise regimen that makes you excited to move your body. 

Why don’t diets work?

Calorie-restriction diets don’t work because when your body doesn’t get the fuel it needs to function, it starts to “think” that it’s starving. Once the diet’s over, your body clings to every calorie and converts them to fat so you can survive another “starvation” period. That’s why you often gain more weight than you lost.

It’s not just you who suffers from yo-yo diets. About 93 million women and men in the U.S. are obese, despite the existence of a $33 billion-a-year diet industry. 

What approach works for weight loss?

The team at Gyne Health Women's Center takes a holistic approach to diet, nutrition, and health. They don’t just hand you a one-fits-all meal plan. Their approach is to perform a Body Composition Analysis during your initial consult. This helps to create an individualized weight loss plan based on the information. Their recommendations are also derived from tests that determine if you have:

  • Underlying conditions that contribute to your weight
  • Food sensitivities that trigger inflammation
  • Nutritional deficiencies that prevent your body from functioning optimally

In addition to introducing you to new, whole, healthy foods, your nurses may supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12 shots and Lipotropic Fat Burners.

How do vitamin B12 shots help with weight loss?

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that your body needs to synthesize your DNA, make new red blood cells, and convert fats and proteins into fuel. Many women and men who have trouble losing weight find that B12 shots give them the energy they need to burn off excess fat. Your nurse lets you know if you’re a candidate for vitamin B12 shots.

To get started on your customized weight-loss program, contact the Gyne Health Women's Center today either online or by phone.