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.

972.762.3403

Are You a Good Candidate for Appetite Suppressants?

Appetite suppressants can help you reach your weight loss goals by controlling your hunger so you can adapt to a healthier eating plan. For many people, taking part in a medically supervised appetite suppressant program can help them avoid some of the complications associated with obesity, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Only a doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for appetite suppressants. They are generally recommended for people with a BMI of 30 or greater or people with a BMI of 27 with at least one obesity-related medical condition. Although appetite suppressants are not a quick fix, they can be very effective in weight loss and weight maintenance for patients who can take them safely as part of an overall weight loss program.

To see if our appetite suppressant program in Frisco is right for you, contact Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic today. You can set up a consultation by calling (972) 762-3403.


Weighing the Benefits of Diet vs. Exercise

When it comes to weight loss, does hitting the gym every day make up for eating whatever you want? Find out if diet or exercise matters more to weight loss by watching this video.

Although exercise is good for your health, for weight loss to be successful, you need to change your diet. It takes a significant amount of time to burn enough calories to actually impact your weight loss efforts, and many people overestimate how many calories the burn while being active. Succeeding in a weight loss program requires dietary changes.

At Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we make it easier to reach your weight loss goals with our medical supervision and appetite suppressant program in Frisco. To learn how we can help you, please call us at (972) 762-3404.


Where Are Vitamin B12 Shots Injected?

Everyone needs vitamin B12 to maintain good health, and to keep up their energy levels. But many people don’t get enough from food alone, especially when they reduce their caloric intake on a medical weight loss plan. That’s why doctors sometimes recommend vitamin B12 lipotropic injections. The main injection sites are the upper arm, thigh, outer hip, and buttocks. This last injection site isn’t used frequently.

The medical weight loss doctor will determine the most appropriate injection site, based primarily on the patient’s age. The upper arm is used most often for young and middle-aged adults, but less often for older adults because of muscle mass issues. Another consideration is whether the injection method is intramuscular (into the muscle) or subcutaneous (just beneath the skin). The intramuscular method is most commonly used for vitamin B12 shots.

The providers at Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic can administer vitamin B12 lipotropic injections near Frisco to patients enrolled in our weight management program. Call a friendly staff member at (972) 762-3403 with any questions you may have.


Don't Fall for the Diet Soda Myth

Liquid calories are a major culprit of weight gain and problems losing weight. That’s why when soda drinkers start a weight loss program, they often switch from regular to diet soda, assuming that diet soda isn’t as unhealthy and will help them reach their goals. However, emerging research suggests that this is little more than a myth. To lose weight and optimize your health, giving up soda entirely is preferable.

The Diet Soda Myth

The idea that diet soda is better for you stems from the fact that it’s a low-calorie or zero-calorie beverage. Diet soda manufacturers accomplish this by replacing real sugar with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame. It seems like common sense that any food product that reduces calories would support a weight loss plan. But what you eat is just as important as how many calories you consume, and a product that has few to no calories isn’t automatically healthy, nor does it necessarily support weight loss.

The Research That Debunks It

Studies are ongoing about the possible adverse health effects of consuming diet soda and, more specifically, the artificial sweeteners it contains. Emerging research indicates that aspartame and sucralose can actually contribute to long-term weight gain, especially an increase in belly fat. Diet sodas may also contribute to an increased risk of the following:

  • Higher body mass index (BMI)
  • Increased waist circumference
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic syndrome

These health effects were seen in individuals who had not otherwise increased their caloric intake, according to the San Antonio Heart and Longitudinal Study of Aging. Additionally, it’s suspected that the frequent consumption of diet soda can worsen a person’s sweet tooth, rather than suppress it. It’s thought that diet soda makes people crave sugary foods even more.

Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Frisco offers an evidence-based approach to sustainable weight loss. Our program is overseen by medical doctors, and offers a comprehensive approach to better health. Call us today at (972) 762-3403 and get started working toward a healthier new you.


Good Carbs to Carve Your Abs

Every now and then, a fad diet comes along that convinces countless people to experiment with extremes in nutrition, such as the Atkins diet and its strict elimination of carbs. Medical weight loss doctors tend to agree that, for lasting weight maintenance, balance is best. A balanced approach acknowledges that not all carbs are bad, and some of them are actually necessary for maintaining bodily functions. The trick is to eat the good carbs that support your health, rather than the bad ones that don’t.

Getting to Know Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are molecules that include oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon atoms. Along with fats and proteins, carbs are among the three macronutrients people eat. There are three primary categories of carbohydrates:

  • Fiber
  • Starches
  • Sugars

Fiber is essential, even though it’s not digestible. Sugar carbohydrates are short-chain molecules such as fructose, sucrose, and glucose. Starches are long-chain molecules. During digestion, the body breaks these down into glucose.

Identifying the Types of Carbs

For the purpose of losing weight, the most important way to differentiate carbohydrates is whether they are simple or complex. Some experts prefer to use the terms “whole” or “refined” instead. Refined carbs are processed, while whole carbs are not. The problem with refined carbohydrates is that they rapidly absorb into the bloodstream, causing a spike in blood glucose levels. Once the glucose level subsides, people become hungry again, especially for sugary foods. Additionally, these refined carbs lack the essential nutrients that people need for good health.

Building Your Plate

To keep the pounds off and the doctor at bay, you’ll need to eliminate or limit the refined carbs in your diet, and instead choose healthy, whole carbs. These are broken down slowly in the body, giving you a steadier source of fuel. Unprocessed carbs are also more nutritious. Load up your plate with these food sources of whole carbs:

  • Legumes
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains

Just remember that portion control is also important for weight loss.

When you become a patient at Texas Medical Weight Loss Clinic, you’ll receive personalized dietary guidance delivered by medical weight loss professionals who understand the science behind their recommendations. Get in touch today at (972) 762-3403. We look forward to helping you become our next weight loss success story in Frisco!


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