Medical weight loss means that we use all avenues at our disposal to help you lose weight except for surgery. However, sometimes surgery is the most appropriate option, and Dr. Mathur will advise you if this is the case and refer you to a bariatric surgeon.

Medical weight loss refers to helping individuals lose weight through medications, nutrition, and exercise. It is in contrast to surgical weight loss, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars and can lead to unintended consequences.

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WHAT IS

MEDICAL

WEIGHT

LOSS?

 

Losing weight in general will improve your overall health. But losing weight too fast, following a radical diet, or losing muscle mass can lead to dangerous consequences. It is important that you have a physician monitoring you when on any weight loss program.

At Lifelong Weight Loss, you see Dr. Mathur at every visit because your safety is our highest priority.

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WHY IS IT

DOCTOR

SUPERVISED

Like many fields of medicine, the science about weight loss and nutrition is rapidly evolving. Therefore, it is important that your treating doctor knows and understands the latest research in order to prescribe appropriate medications and nutrition recommendations. Because Dr. Mathur has dedicated her practice to obesity medicine, she is up-to-date on the latest research and guidelines, and she applies these to all of her patients to ensure their maximal chance of success.

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WHY SEE A

WEIGHT

LOSS

SPECIALIST?

Many people try to lose weight to improve their appearance. However, the most important reason to lose weight is to improve your health. Many studies have shown obesity to be linked with heart disease and diabetes, and studies have also shown that weight loss can reduce the risk of developing these conditions. In fact, the Diabetes Prevention Program was a large research study that showed that people who lost just 7% of their total body weight decreased their risk of diabetes by 58%! There are other studies that have also shown weight loss to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s time to get back to a healthier you with Lifelong Weight Loss!

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WHAT ARE

THE

HEALTH

BENEFITS

OF WEIGHT

LOSS?

1. SAFETY: For people who are obese or overweight, losing weight can improve their health dramatically. However, weight loss – especially rapid loss – can have dangerous side effects. This is why you need regular monitoring by a doctor while on any weight loss program.

2. EFFICACY*: Dr. Mathur uses principles and techniques learned from Dr. Allen Rader, an obesity medicine specialist and founder of Medical Bariatrics of America. Dr. Rader’s program has helped thousands of persons lose over half a million pounds. His research has shown better long-term results than Atkins, Optifast, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and Nutrisystem.

3. PERSONALIZATION: At Lifelong Weight Loss, we determine the best program for you and modify it to fit your medical history, dietary requirements, and personal struggles.

4. COMPASSION/SUPPORT: The journey towards weight loss is difficult and can get lonely and frustrating. Dr. Mathur is here to support you along the way. You do not have to struggle alone.

5. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: Dr. Mathur is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She regularly attends conferences to learn the latest information and guidelines on obesity medicine, while also constantly reading the latest articles about nutrition and weight loss. She has helped hundreds of patients live a healthier life.

6. AFFORDABILITY: We keep our prices transparent and low so that many people can participate in our program. Our primary  focus is to make Houstonians healthier.

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*Results may vary and are not guaranteed to last lifelong. However, we will work diligently to help you lose weight and teach you strategies to keep it off.

WHY

SHOULD I

CHOOSE

YOUR

PROGRAM?

As long as you need! We are here for you throughout your weight loss journey, even after you meet your weight loss goal.

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HOW LONG

IS YOUR

PROGRAM?

HOW

OFTEN

DO I

HAVE TO

COME

IN?

 

If you are on weight loss medications, you must be seen at least once a month by Dr. Mathur for safety monitoring and for a refill. If you have diabetes or other medical conditions, you may need to be seen more frequently. Most people choose to come in every 1-2 weeks to maintain accountability.

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WHY DON'T

YOU USE

HORMONES

OR FAT-

BURNING

INJECTIONS

 

The reality is that “fat-burning” injections have not been found in scientific studies to aid in weight loss. Additionally, hormones like estrogen and testosterone have the potential for dangerous side effects. At Lifelong Weight Loss, we base our recommendations on scientific evidence and always take the risk-to-benefit ratio into consideration when providing treatments.

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WHO CAN

PARTICIPATE

IN YOUR

PROGRAM?

Whether you're looking to lose just 10 pounds or 100+ pounds, we can help you. We also welcome anyone interested in improving their wellness, even if you are not trying to lose weight.

We treat all adults over the age of 18. We can also treat adolescents 16 years of age and older, with the approval of their pediatrician.

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Our program is named Lifelong Weight Loss because our intent is to help you lose weight and keep it off by changing your lifestyle and eating habits for good. Unlike other programs, ours is not based on a diet; we teach you how to eat healthy and make wise food choices on a daily basis. We are also unlike most programs in that we do not do group visits or use NPs/PAs. Every patient sees Dr. Mathur individually for a personalized wellness plan based on their specific needs and biochemistry.

Additionally, we do not use "fat-burning" supplements or hormones because these have not proven to help with weight loss and can have dangerous side effects. We base all of our recommendations on scientific research.

Finally, Dr. Mathur uses principles and techniques learned from Dr. Allen Rader, an obesity medicine specialist and founder of Medical Bariatrics of America. Dr. Rader’s program has helped thousands of individuals lose over half a million pounds. His research has shown better long-term results than Atkins, Optifast, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and Nutrisystem.

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HOW IS

YOUR

PROGRAM

DIFFERENT


FROM ALL

OF
THE

OTHERS?