Attaining and maintaining healthy energy balance is an important task of adolescence. Families, school, and communities must assure that adolescents have the educational, dietary, and physical activity resources to pursue this task successfully. Our work is geared toward reducing the presence or risk of weight-related diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea. We will work with you and your primary care physician to treat these weight-related conditions.
In recognition of the fact that many factors impact losing weight and keeping that weight off, we take an integrated approach to weight management by:
- Assisting patients in maintaining a healthy diet
- Providing guidance in increasing physical activity
- Supplying stress management and problem-solving therapy to help the patient cope with emotions that have led to weight gain in the past
- Offering meal replacement plans options
- When appropriate, prescribing medications to help promote further weight loss
We incorporate cutting-edge information, such as the latest on available therapeutics, in our sessions to provide our patients with the best tools to achieve optimum health. At Children’s Healthy Weigh of Buffalo, we realize that patients face enormous challenges. Family and friends may not understand the difficulties of losing weight, and societal views of those who are overweight make having a weight problem extremely stressful. Some of our patients struggle with genetic predisposition to weight gain.
Losing weight and transforming habits can be challenging, requiring motivation and readiness to make lifestyle adjustments. This process, which requires commitment, may feel overwhelming at first. Our goal is to empower individuals to succeed at the unique challenges of losing and controlling their weight.