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Obesity Specialist

Vivek Gupta, MD, MPH -  - Medical Weight Loss Clinic

Mindful Weight Loss

Vivek Gupta, MD, MPH

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Redondo Beach, CA

In the United States, roughly 42% of adults have obesity and struggle to manage it with self-guidance. At Mindful Weight Loss in Redondo Beach, California, internal medicine specialist Vivek Gupta, MD, MPH, offers dedicated support while treating your obesity with an individualized treatment plan. Managing your obesity also lowers your risk for serious health complications including heart disease and stroke. To take the first step in treating your obesity with a comprehensive evaluation, call Mindful Weight Loss or request an appointment online today.

Obesity Q&A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a serious, long-term health condition that occurs when you develop too much fat tissue in your body. While commonly considered mostly a cosmetic issue, it can result in numerous complications affecting your health that can be difficult to manage on your own and may even be even life-threatening. 

One particular reason why obesity can be difficult to treat without the right guidance is that the human body has evolved to store fat as an energy source, which can come in handy when food is scarce. Since food isn’t scarce for many people in the United States, you might tend to eat more calories than your body needs, and it stores them anyway as body fat. 

What health complications are related to obesity?

Obesity comes with dozens of health risks and risks to your social and psychological well-being. Even if you don’t currently have any health issues from obesity, losing even 5-10% of your total body weight can reduce your risk. 

At Mindful Weight Loss, Dr. Gupta starts your first visit with a consultation and comprehensive body composition analysis. He uses this information to create a weight-loss plan that, along with helping you reach your goal weight, lowers your risk and helps you manage diseases that can occur with obesity. 

These medical conditions include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Digestive issues
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Infertility

Some of these conditions find significant relief of symptoms and complications from weight loss alone. However, Dr. Gupta can coordinate your care with your primary care physician and specialists to address diseases that need additional treatment. 

How is obesity treated?

Mindful Weight Loss offers personalized weight-loss plans to help you lose weight. Obesity, which is typically defined as a body mass index (BMI) measurement of 30 or higher, requires a care plan that takes your unique, individual differences into account. Dr. Gupta asks about your preferences and can integrate them into your plan. 

Weight-loss plans at Mindful Weight Loss include:

  • A 60-minute intake appointment with body composition analysis
  • Two visits each month
  • Nutritional counseling according to your dietary preferences
  • Recommendations for physical exercise
  • Meal replacements
  • The Mindful Weight Loss app for regular communication and updates
  • Medication management
  • Mindfulness training
  • Monthly body composition analyses to track your progress

You might be surprised to see mindfulness training on the list of treatments for obesity. It can help you learn more about your behaviors and feelings around food, which in turn allows you to sustain long-term changes in your habits to avoid gaining the weight back.

To schedule your obesity intake evaluation, call Mindful Weight Loss today or request an appointment online.