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. Obesity is a complex problem that usually can’t be resolved with pure willpower and the latest fad diet. At The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC in Superior, Colorado, Sarah Sato, NP, and Christopher R. Fox, MD, offer personalized weight loss guidance and therapeutic options to fit each person's unique circumstance and also offer medically supported weight loss to help you reach and maintain your goal weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn how the practice can help you overcome your weight loss barriers and find greater health.
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
- Some cancers
- Kidney disease
- Sexual dysfunction and fertility problems
While being overweight doesn’t cause these conditions, it does raise your risk of developing them.
How is weight loss at The Alpine Center different?
At The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC, you benefit from years of experience in weight management of our practitioners, both of whom have a proven record for helping people lose weight.
The treatment plan with your provider is highly customizable. You will be encouraged to eat real food, not unpalatable meal replacements, and this allows you to learn how to live in the real world while managing your weight and health.
You will receive personalized support and guidance in your visits, while also investigating if there may be some endocrine or other health issues interfering with your weight loss efforts. This can include conditions like thyroid problems and diabetes. Medications may be included or not depending on your preference and your provider's recommendations.
Medical support can also detect endocrine or other health issues interfering with your weight loss efforts. These include thyroid problems and diabetes.
Your provider will also help teach you the details of 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.