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Weight Loss Specialist

Paper Cranes Healthcare

Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ & Queen Creek, AZ

Being overweight or obese is among the most dangerous risks to take with your health, but successful weight loss can present a considerable challenge. If you need help with weight loss, the caring and compassionate providers at Paper Cranes Healthcare in Chandler and Queen Creek, Arizona, can help. They have a registered dietitian available to help you manage your nutrition, and provide both information and support, so patients achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss. Call Paper Cranes Healthcare today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why does weight loss matter?

Weight loss matters because being overweight has such severe effects on your health. In fact, if you’re overweight or obese, losing weight is the single most effective way to improve your health.

Carrying too much weight puts immense strain on your muscles, bones, and organs. Fatty deposits build up in and around the organs, and your blood vessels can start narrowing because of the cholesterol build-up.

Every part of your body suffers from stress and is more prone to disease if you’re overweight. Some of the most widespread conditions affecting people in the United States right now have direct links to being overweight. This includes:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain forms of cancer 
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea 

Weight loss is the best way of addressing these issues, preventing serious ill health and possibly premature death. Not only that but by losing weight, you gain much more energy and are far more able to live a full, rewarding life.

Why is it tough to lose weight?

If you struggle with weight loss, you’re not alone. Most people have the same struggles, which is why the diet industry makes billions of dollars every year.

You might eat for comfort and find the idea of being denied your favorite foods too difficult. Or you might not know what kinds of foods you should be eating to lose weight healthily. People’s busy lives can also make it hard to fit in regular exercise, or you might not know what exercise you need to do to help burn off the calories.

It’s also possible that there are underlying health issues that are making it hard for you to lose weight. Depression and other psychological disorders can make it hard to stick to a diet and exercise program, for example. Or you could have a hormone condition like hypothyroidism that’s slowing down your metabolism and making it hard to lose weight.

How can I succeed with weight loss?

Paper Cranes Healthcare can help you with all these barriers to weight loss. The practice has a registered dietician on site who is also a certified diabetes educator. The clinic received accreditation from AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) for excellence in Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP).

The whole team has areas of expertise that assist you with weight loss. They can design a personalized program for you that helps you improve your diet and exercise appropriately. They can run tests, which includes checking hormone levels that may affect your weight loss efforts, and monitor your health throughout the process. They can even prescribe medication, when necessary, to help you lose weight.

There aren’t any shortcuts to healthy and sustainable weight loss, but you're far more likely to succeed with the help and support of Paper Cranes Healthcare. Call today to find out more or book an appointment online.