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Weight Loss Specialist

Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP -  - Family Medicine

Wellness Medicine McKinney

Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in McKinney, TX

Losing weight isn’t as easy as it sounds in many cases. If you’ve been trying to lose weight for months or even years without success, Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP, provides medical weight loss services at Wellness Medicine McKinney in McKinney, Texas, to get you on the right track. To set up your consultation, call Wellness Medicine McKinney, or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is weight loss?

Many people of all ages and backgrounds share the common goal of losing weight. When they talk about weight loss, they’re usually referring to a reduction in body fat. Having some fat on your body is normal and healthy, but excessive body fat can harm your health and shorten your lifespan. 

At Wellness Medicine McKinney, Dr. Philips evaluates your body mass index (BMI) to ascertain how much weight you could lose to improve your health. If you’re overweight or obese, or if your weight is already impacting your health negatively in some way, she helps you set goals and creates an individualized medical weight loss plan to help you reach them.

When pursuing it alone, weight loss can be a hard goal to reach. The same approach doesn’t work for everyone, and there’s plenty of misinformation available that can be ineffective in helping you reach your goals. In other cases, misinformation and faulty strategies can help you lose weight, but you gain it back because it isn’t sustainable.

With medical weight loss at Wellness Medicine McKinney, you work alongside a physician who monitors you and can adjust your plan according to your needs. Dr. Philips answers your questions along the way and provides support in working toward your goal.

What happens during my weight loss plan?

Over the course of your weight loss plan, Dr. Philips helps you alter and manage your behaviors to be more conducive to weight loss. 

One of the most important parts of any weight loss plan is nutritional guidance and counseling. While it can be difficult to adjust your diet, Dr. Philips ensures you’re making the right changes to be healthier with the foods you choose and your portions.

Dr. Philips may also encourage you to make healthy behavioral changes, like getting more exercise or undergoing treatment for existing weight-related health concerns. She also provides metabolic testing to track your health as you complete the steps of your weight loss plan, as well as treatments for hormonal conditions and imbalances that can inhibit weight loss. 

How does weight loss improve my health?

Excess body fat is associated with many chronic conditions that can affect your health for the rest of your life. By completing your weight loss plan, you can reduce your likelihood of getting these diseases and conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Back and joint pain

If you already have one or more of these conditions, losing weight can significantly improve your well-being and reduce your symptoms. Furthermore, you might experience benefits in your mental health when you lose weight. 

Losing weight can improve your health significantly if you’re overweight or obese. To schedule a medical weight loss consultation, call Wellness Medicine McKinney, or book online today.