Collierville Family Health

Weight Loss

Family Medicine & Primary Care located in Collierville, TN
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Weight Loss services offered in Collierville, TN

Are you struggling to reach your goal weight? Do you keep losing and regaining the same pounds over and over again? Lauren Reilly, MSN, FNP-BC, at Collierville Family Health in Collierville, Tennessee, can help you with weight loss, prescribing medication when appropriate. For professional weight-loss help from a skilled practitioner, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss hard?

Weight loss is hard because of the fail-safe procedures your body has in place to prevent you from losing weight, even those extra unwanted pounds. The food you eat supplies your body with the energy it needs to perform all functions, from breathing to walking.

The amount of energy your body needs varies and depends on age, current body weight, sex, genetics, and medical history. When you restrict your calorie intake to lose weight, your body may counteract that restriction by slowing down your metabolism (the number of calories your body needs to perform basic functions).

Your metabolism slows down because your body wants to conserve energy. Meanwhile, your body tries to increase your energy intake by upping the production of your hunger hormones, so you eat more. 

These are the reasons why weight loss is so hard and why eating less and moving more isn’t helping you reach your weight goals. 

What tools can help with weight loss?

Mrs. Reilly is an experienced family medicine practitioner who understands the obstacles you face when you try to lose weight on your own. She offers many tools that help with weight loss.

Before making any specific recommendations, Mrs. Reilly conducts a comprehensive evaluation. After she gathers all the information she needs, Mrs. Reilly creates your personalized weight-loss plan, which might include:

  • Nutrition education
  • Personalized workout program
  • Stress management
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Behavioral therapy

Mrs. Reilly also prescribes medication for weight loss, helping you feel less hungry or feel full faster, so you eat less. 

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Weight loss offers many health benefits. Even losing a small amount of weight can:

  • Improve your blood pressure and blood glucose numbers
  • Lower your risk of chronic disease
  • Reduce aches and pains
  • Boost mood
  • Help you sleep better

However, weight loss with Mrs. Reilly at Collierville Family Health focuses on more than just helping you reach a certain number on the scale. She focuses on teaching you how to create a healthy lifestyle that helps you manage your weight for life.

To find out more about weight loss at Collierville Family Health, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.