Weight Loss

Integrative Pain

Pain Management & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Obesity increases your chances of developing potentially life-threatening conditions and diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The Integrative Pain Institute helps you regain your health through weight loss with medically supervised, evidence-based lifestyle, diet, and fitness modifications that address the underlying causes of obesity, including inflammation. Men and women in the Dallas, Plano, and Irving, Texas areas who are ready to start a journey toward a healthier weight can call the Integrative Pain Institute today or use the convenient online form.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why can’t I lose weight?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of American adults are obese and consequently at-risk for severe health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Risk factors for becoming overweight or obese include:

  • Eating unhealthy foods or eating too much
  • Not getting enough physical activity and exercise
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Genetics
  • Living in stressful or unhealthy conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Inflammation

Conventional wisdom urges dieting as a means of restricting calories and shedding pounds, but most calorie-restriction diets don't work.

Why don't diets work?

When you go on a diet and eat fewer calories, your body “thinks" it’s starving. The starvation response causes your body to produce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which slow down your metabolism and make it hard to lose weight. Then, when you return to your prior eating habits, your body begins to store those extra calories in defense against another "starvation" period.

How can I lose weight?

Losing weight isn't just about eating less food. It's about making permanent, holistic lifestyle changes that make you healthier and stronger. Successfully shedding unwanted pounds is also about identifying underlying conditions, including inflammation, that may be triggering your body to store fat.

An effective weight-loss program will include:

  • Dietary modifications to emphasize whole foods
  • Cutting out unhealthy, pro-inflammatory ingredients
  • Designing a fun, sustainable exercise program
  • Remedying sleep issues

What is medically supervised weight loss?

At the Integrative Pain Institute, our experts address all of the elements that have led to your weight gain. We conduct a comprehensive wellness examination, including blood tests for the presence of inflammation and nutritional deficiencies.

Therapies for medically supervised weight loss may include:

  • Dietary programs
  • Supplements to optimize vitamins and nutrients
  • Lifestyle modifications (e.g., diet and fitness)
  • Behavioral strategies
  • Vitamin shots (aka Slim Shot)

What is a Slim Shot?

A Slim Shot once or twice a week at the beginning of your medically supervised weight-loss program makes it easier to see and feel the changes your new lifestyle brings.

A Slim Shot blends natural amino acids, B vitamins, Vitamin C, and lipotropic agents to optimize the bloodstream to your liver. It enables the liver to boost your metabolism, balance your hormones, and burn fat.

When you're ready for permanent lifestyle changes that can lead to a healthier body and weight, call the caring experts at the Integrative Pain Institute, or use the online contact form.

 

We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.