Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic

With two convenient locations in McKinney and Frisco, Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic can help you achieve your health and beauty goals. Stop by one of our locations where our clinic staff and physicians are dedicated to helping people lose weight.


Understanding Dosage Changes for Appetite Suppressants

After reviewing your medical history, a medical weight loss doctor may prescribe FDA-approved appetite suppressants. It’s important to follow your dosage instructions carefully. Keep your doctor advised of your progress, and of any side effects that you may experience. In general, doctors prefer to start patients on the lowest dosage possible.

Later, the doctor can increase the dosage if you haven’t met the standard target for weight loss progress. Depending on the specific appetite suppressant you’re taking, your doctor may discontinue the drug if you haven’t lost at least five percent or more of your weight after being at the highest dosage for 12 weeks. Remember that an appetite suppressant program is just part of your comprehensive weight loss plan.

Here at Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we only use FDA-approved, doctor-prescribed appetite suppressants, and we carefully monitor all of our clients while they’re on our appetite suppressant program. If you’ve been having trouble losing weight on your own, call our weight loss clinic in Frisco at (972) 762-3403.

Get the Skinny on Body Fat

Fat has long been vilified as a useless layer of tissue. But in fact, about three decades ago, scientists began looking at fat another way: As a massive endocrine gland. For many people, the largest (and fattiest) organ in the body is fat itself. Scientists who study it are often startled to discover just how many aspects of the body that fat can affect. And if you’re trying to achieve weight loss, learning more about this unusual organ may help you find the motivation you need.

Subcutaneous Fat

Subcutaneous fat, or sub-q, is found directly underneath the skin. It’s thought that sub-q fat isn’t as harmful as other types of fat, except for the sub-q fat located in the abdominal region. In fact, subcutaneous fat even has some beneficial effects. It provides padding that protects deeper tissues from injuries, and it produces adiponectin. Adiponectin is a hormone that is thought to lower the risk of certain cancers and regulate metabolism.

Visceral Fat

In contrast to sub-q fat, visceral fat is dangerous for your health. Visceral fat is the deep fat that can coat your other organs. A higher percentage of visceral fat is linked to an increased risk of:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Visceral fat can even increase the risk of dementia.

Brown Fat

Brown fat is more plentiful in children than in adults, and in lean people compared to overweight or obese people. One of the primary purposes of brown fat appears to be keeping people warmer. This may be one reason why some children insist on going outdoors without warm clothes in the winter. A dip in temperature can activate brown fat, and when activated, brown fat can actually trigger the metabolism of white fat.

White Fat

The main role of white fat is to store energy. White fat also triggers the production of hormones, which is why scientists now view fat as an endocrine gland or organ. White fat found throughout the body is associated with an elevated risk of breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers. Abdominal white fat is a major red flag for metabolic syndrome.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we take a positive and supportive approach to medical weight loss. Our doctor-designed plan includes an appetite suppressant program to facilitate your diet and exercise program. Give us a call today at (972) 762-3403 if you’re trying to lose weight and live near Frisco.

See a Demonstration of a Vitamin B12 Lipotropic Injection

Vitamin B12 is one of the nutrients your body cannot make. While this essential vitamin is present in some food sources, many people don’t get enough of it, particularly if they’re cutting calories to lose weight. This is why weight loss doctors may recommend vitamin B12 lipotropic injections to some of their patients.

You can see a demonstration of a vitamin B12 injection when you watch this video. After blood tests revealed she was deficient in vitamin B12, Deirdre began receiving one shot per month to restore her vitamin levels.

Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic offers vitamin B12 lipotropic injections to our clients in Frisco to help them maintain their energy levels while losing weight. If you’re interested in signing up for our safe and effective weight loss program, give us a call at (972) 762-3403.

Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

You’ve probably already heard that fiber is important for good health and weight loss. But what exactly is it and are you getting enough of it? Fiber is a nutrient, but it’s not a vitamin or a mineral. Quite simply, fiber is a carbohydrate that your body can’t digest. Most Americans don’t get enough dietary fiber. Consider talking to your medical weight loss doctor about your fiber requirements, and whether your diet could be improved.

Types of Fiber

There are two types of fiber: Soluble and insoluble. Your body needs both types for good health. Soluble fiber (including pectin and gum) can partially dissolve in water. When you get enough soluble fiber in your diet, it gets to work managing your blood cholesterol levels and blood glucose levels. The other type of fiber, insoluble, cannot dissolve in water. Insoluble fiber, which includes lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose, originates from the cell walls of plants. Its primary purpose is to help food move through the digestive tract. Insoluble fiber does this by binding with water, instead of dissolving in it, and causing stool to soften.

Requirements for Daily Fiber Intake

For every 1,000 calories a person eats daily, it’s recommended that he or she consumes at least 11.5 grams of fiber. This equals 25 grams for people eating 2,500 calories daily. However, weight loss experts recommend aiming for 30 grams of fiber daily. Research suggests that 30 grams of fiber daily can support weight loss, reduce insulin resistance, and reduce blood pressure.

Sources of Fiber

A medical weight loss doctor can help you get started with a diet plan that meets your daily fiber needs. Eating more plant-based foods will increase your fiber intake and reduce your calories. You can find fiber in:

  • Beans
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Oat bran
  • Whole grains

If you’re having trouble getting enough fiber in your daily diet, your doctor might recommend that you take an over-the-counter fiber supplement. Read the label on the product before using it, and follow the dosage instructions. Some products must be taken with lots of water.

The professionals at Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic provide personalized, caring support to each of our clients. We’re committed to helping you successfully reach your goals on our doctor-designed weight loss program. Get started today by calling our weight loss clinic in Frisco at (972) 762-3403.

Finding Good Walking Shoes for Your New Workout Routine

Medical weight loss specialists know that a successful program is primarily due to a reduction in calorie intake. However, exercising is also important. Even if it only results in minimal calorie use, exercise reduces the risk of chronic diseases. You should start slow, such as by adding a walking routine to your weight loss program. First, find a good pair of walking shoes to reduce the risk of foot pain and injuries.

Choose shoes that are well-cushioned and supportive. If you have high arches, you may benefit from an orthotic insert for extra support. Select a size that allows wiggle room on all sides of your foot and toes. Your toes should never feel scrunched up as you walk. However, the shoe shouldn’t be so large that your feet slide forward and backward within the shoe as you walk. If you have wide feet, look for an extra-wide shoe, rather than buying a pair that are too long.

Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Frisco looks forward to meeting you and getting to know your weight loss goals. Call us at (972) 762-3403, and get started on the path to better health.

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