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Weight Loss

GLO Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Primary Care located in Philadelphia, PA

Achieving a healthy weight can be challenging to do on your own. To help you with the struggle, James Volpe, DO, offers evaluations, weight-loss plans, and long-term support so you achieve a weight that supports good health and self-esteem. Call his office of GLO Aesthetics in Philadelphia or book an appointment online to learn more about Dr. Volpe’s weight-loss programs.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is a healthy weight important to achieve?

While weight loss is often sold as a way to improve your looks, the real value lies in the impact it has on your health. Your overall weight and waist size have very real health implications. Carrying too many pounds increases your risk of developing a number of serious health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Gallstones
  • Asthma
  • Cataracts
  • Infertility
  • Snoring and sleep apnea

Being overweight can also lead to self-esteem issues and disorders such as depression.

How can I achieve a healthy weight?

A healthy weight is more likely if you follow a quality lifestyle. Dr. Volpe can help you with valuable lifestyle habits, such as choosing a healthy diet, moving more, and reducing stress, all of which contribute to your weight.

What is a healthy diet?

A nutritious diet consists mostly of whole foods, especially lean proteins, healthy fats, leafy greens, fresh fruits, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. Dr. Volpe can help you devise a shopping list that avoids foods that contribute to weight gain, such as processed foods, sugary sweets, and refined grains. You’ll learn to eyeball optimal portion sizes and how to make choices at restaurants, too.

What is an active lifestyle?

An active lifestyle supports a healthy weight and helps ward off the disease associated with being overweight or obese. Dr. Volpe encourages you to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. More exercise is helpful when you’re trying to lose pounds.

Exercise doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Find something you enjoy – whether that’s hiking, gardening, or dancing. When you learn to make physical activity a part of your life, rather than a chore, you have a better chance of sustaining it.

Why is medical support helpful when I am trying to lose weight?

Dr. Volpe offers accountability when it comes to your diet and exercise habits. Plus, he can help you understand the health implications of not taking action to lose pounds. Even a 5-10% weight loss can have very important impacts on health markers, such as your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

To start your weight-loss journey, call GLO Aesthetics or book an appointment online.