Weight Loss Specialist

The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC

Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity Specialists located in Superior, CO

If you’ve tried to lose weight on your own in the past, chances are you’ve struggled. Many weight loss plans are designed as one-size-fits-all programs and don’t account for differences in your physiology and preferences. At The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC in Superior, Colorado, Sarah Sato, NP, and Christopher R. Fox, MD, offer a medically supervised weight loss program with lots of support and customizable features that help your body lose weight for good. Call today to get started, or use this website to schedule.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss so challenging?

Weight loss is often presented as a simple math problem that you can master — if you have the right amount of willpower. While calories do matter and eating fewer calories than you burn can help you lose weight, there’s a lot more to successfully losing weight and keeping it off.

Weight loss is a complex process that’s affected by stress, hormonal imbalance, thyroid disorders, and a host of other factors that can make it incredibly difficult to reach your size goals.

What are the health risks linked with being overweight?

You may just want to lose weight to enhance your confidence and feel better each and every day. Even if you’re not obese, you still face health risks due to an overweight status, including:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Some cancers
  • Kidney disease
  • Sexual dysfunction and fertility problems
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes


While being overweight doesn’t cause these conditions, it does raise your risk of developing them.

How is medically managed weight loss different?

Medically supervised weight loss is dramatically different than any of the fad diets or internet plans you’ve tried in the past.

At The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC, you benefit from the LeanMD weight loss program, which has a proven record for helping people lose weight.

The program is highly customizable. You eat real food, not unpalatable meal replacements. As a result, you learn how to live in the real world while managing your weight and health.

You receive one-on-one support that keeps you accountable throughout your program. You also have the option to use FDA-approved appetite suppressant medications if you battle food cravings.

Medical support can also detect endocrine or other health issues interfering with your weight loss efforts. These include thyroid problems and diabetes.

You also learn how other daily habits, such as not getting enough sleep or living with high levels of stress, may be interfering with your weight loss results.

When you’re ready to learn how to manage your weight in a way that accommodates your body, schedules, and preferences, call The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC to get started, or use the online tool to schedule.