Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss service in Nashville, TN

A professional weight loss program makes it easier to shed pounds and achieve lasting weight loss. At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) in Nashville, Tennessee, family practice physician assistant Steven Gardner, PA, offers medically supervised weight loss to adults. Instead of using yo-yo diets and other fads, Steven emphasizes healthy lifestyle changes, like improved nutrition and regular exercise, and prescription medication when needed. Call Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) to schedule a medically supervised weight loss appointment, or book your visit online today. 

Weight Loss Q&A

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss uses science-based treatments to help you lose weight and keep it off. More than 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. Unfortunately, carrying excess weight increases the risk of more serious health problems, like heart disease and diabetes.

A professional weight loss program at Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) can help you stay on track and achieve your weight loss goals. Steven has years of weight loss counseling experience and knows what it takes to make lasting progress. 

Who can benefit from weight loss?

Consider a medically supervised weight loss program if you are overweight or obese. That’s particularly true if you have an underlying medical condition, like:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormonal imbalance

Losing weight can even improve your mood and outlook. Studies show that people who maintain a healthy weight are less likely to experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and depression.

What does a medically supervised weight loss program include?

At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia), Steven tailors professional weight loss programs to each patient’s needs. He might suggest:


Nutrition guidance

To lose weight and prevent it from coming back, you need to eat a nutritious diet that provides your body with essential fuel. Instead of snacking on carb-heavy items, like chips, crackers, and cookies, focus on whole foods.

Steven can make personalized recommendations for meals and snacks. As a general rule of thumb, eat a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 


Exercise recommendations

Successful weight loss requires you to burn more fuel than you consume. Once you establish a healthy eating plan, it’s crucial to add exercise.

Working out for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can help you stay on track. You don’t need to start long-distance running or weightlifting to succeed. Often, increasing your daily activity level is enough to make progress.


Prescription medication

Some people struggle to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. If you fail to make significant progress during the first few months, Steven might prescribe medication. Some weight loss drugs help suppress your appetite, while others speed up your metabolism to burn more calories.


Treatment of underlying medical conditions

Sometimes, weight is hard to lose because of an underlying medical condition, like a hormone imbalance or autoimmune disease. Steven can identify issues like these and make personalized treatment recommendations.

Call Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) to schedule professional weight loss guidance, or book your visit online today.