Medical Weight Loss & Nutrition Program
Medical Weight Loss Experts in Mountain View, CA
Are you overweight? How many times have you tried the latest diet only to abandon your efforts after little or no success? Maybe you lost weight but gained it back shortly after reaching your goal. Weight loss and gain can be a vicious cycle that is heard to break without professional support. At Cogent Family Healthcare, Dr. Stephen Sims and nutritionist Diana Hendry are experts in medical weight loss and have helped hundreds of patients throughout the Bay Area successfully lose weight and keep it off for good.
We start every consultation with a physical exam and discussion of your health history, lifestyle habits (diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, etc.), and emotional health. It is important to understand not only the behaviors that have contributed to your weight problem, but also your mental and emotional triggers for overeating. To lose weight and keep it off, it’s imperative to identify these underlying problems and address them while you are also changing habits and behaviors.
During your physical exam, Dr. Sims will calculate your body mass index, or BMI. This measurement determines the amount of body fat based on your height and weight. If your BMI is between 25-29.9, you are considered overweight, while a BMI of 30 and above means you are obese.
Obesity can pose a serious threat to your overall health, causing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can lead to chronic conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
At Cogent Family Healthcare, we want you to succeed in your weight loss journey and lead the healthy life you deserve. We do not believe in fad diets or gimmicks, which are typically unhealthy ways to lose weight. Instead, we will help you achieve both your short- and long-term weight loss and maintenance goals with medically safe and proven weight loss strategies.
Dr. Sims and Diana will create a realistic physician-supervised weight loss and nutrition plan that incorporates healthy food choices that appeal to you and an exercise program that is appropriate for your level of fitness. Dr. Sims may also prescribe appetite suppressants if necessary, as well as dietary supplements that complement your nutrition plan.
Losing weight will help you avoid chronic disease and the devastating consequences it can have. But reaching a healthy weight doesn’t just mean better health, it means a better life, both physically and psychologically. Losing weight and feeling good about the skin you are in will increase your energy levels, improve your mental health, and boost yourself-confidence. To achieve your goals and maintain your progress, it takes support and encouragement. Cogent Family Healthcare is here for you.
Start your journey today! To learn more about our medical weight loss and nutrition program and how we can help you reach your goals, call Cogent Family Healthcare at (650) 386-0386 to request an appointment with Dr. Sims.