Medical Weight Loss Clinic San Antonio
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With God’s help, we keep you healthy, enjoying life, and spending less time being sick. Giving hope and healing through knowledge, healthful nutrition and lifestyle adjustments. We believe that every person has an innate drive for balance and harmony. Learn more about our services today.
“Dr. O’s personal experience woven into the informative content makes it easy to understand the confusing topic of weight gain and loss—and understanding makes it possible to change behavior. Know More, Weigh Less brings clarity and removes the guilt this topic creates in so many lives.”
–Dale A. Rothenburg, CHBC Executive Vice President Doctors Management LLC
“Dr. Olusegun’s approach to the complex problem of obesity is scientific and refreshing. There are a variety of ways to become obese, but the emphasis on the concept of ‘set weight theory’ is critical to our approach in managing this problem. Her insights are extremely useful for both patient and physician to not only lose weight but to maintain an ideal body weight.”
—Carl E. Dukes, MD, FACP Nephrologist
Weight Loss Clinic, San Antonio TX
“Eat Less, Exercise More”…
That’s a mantra you’ve probably been hearing for years, maybe even all your life. In countless variations, you’ve heard it from family, friends, and colleagues, from the media, from your doctor, and everyone in between.
As a physician, it’s advice I’ve doled out dozens of times to overweight and obese patients. And when I gained weight, it’s what I told myself.
As a child and teenager in Nigeria, and then a young adult in the U.S., I was never considered overweight. I stood almost six feet tall and weighed about 180 pounds, placing my BMI around 24—normal range.
Then life happened. In my late twenties, a serious relationship ended, and I dropped every good habit I’d formed around healthy eating and working out. I ate everything I knew was bad for me and didn’t care.
My bike grew a layer of dust, and my gym membership expired. By the time I realized how depressed I was, it was too late: I had gained 25 pounds through emotional eating, pushing my weight to 205.
I eventually got married, but the weight kept climbing. I gained even more while trying to balance the stress of my medical residency training, married life, and pregnancy.
Those first 25 pounds soon became over 50 pounds. By the time my son was born, I weighed in at over 230 pounds. My BMI was now well in the obese category (at around 32), and I knew something had to change.
Step 1: Eat less.
I read every food label to make sure I was not consuming too many calories, too many carbs, too much fat, too much sodium, too much anything. I avoided artificial sugars. I did not drink sodas.
And I tried every kind of diet—Atkins, South Beach, Mediterranean—all the popular ones that people have claimed success on and then some of my own (ahem, oatmeal). I was not successful on any of them.
The hunger, the lack of energy, the cravings, and the limitations on what I could and could not eat made it difficult to stick with anything long enough to see significant results. I dreaded my boring, low-cal meals, and—except for a few pounds here and there—the weight I needed and wanted to shed wouldn’t disappear.
Step 2: Exercise more.
When I realized my diets were failing me, I increased the intensity of my workouts. I rode my bike several miles to the gym, exercised for an hour, and then rode back home.
Every day I repeated this routine. I was building some muscle, but for all the sweat and effort I was putting in, the eight pounds I lost over a course of months were not enough for me. So I hired a personal trainer and lost another eight pounds.
Unfortunately, the vigorous workouts soon took a toll on my Achilles tendon and knees, and I was forced to reduce the intensity after consulting with an orthopedic doctor for my musculoskeletal problems. Inevitably, those few pounds I had worked so hard to lose crept right back on.
Before I fought obesity myself, I viewed it as a disorder in which a person has accumulated excess fat from overeating or not exercising enough.
I inwardly rolled my eyes when patients insisted, “Doctor, I’m trying!” I thought, Yeah, right! But after experiencing firsthand the frustration of eating less, exercising more, and seeing no results, I realized that the weight loss journey is not an easy one.
It can be a lonely and isolating road, and I grew determined to find a better solution to losing weight than what we had been telling our patients. That was when my quest began.
My first task was to gain a be er understanding of obesity. I put all my research skills to use and read through end- less amounts of medical and popular literature.
I sorted through the many schools of thought on this disease and looked into dozens of diet and exercise routines, as well as alternative solutions. Finally, I concluded that, when it comes to obesity, one size does not fit all.
Contrary to popular belief, obesity is a mysterious disease, and its true definition and actual etiology is highly debated.
So many factors contribute to weight gain that I do not believe you can chalk it up to one cause alone. Indeed, with so many different schools of thought, the true answer probably lies somewhere in between. What does this mean for you, for me, for anyone fighting obesity?
It means that even if we can’t quite define it, we also can’t ignore it. The health risks and conditions that come with obesity are real, and they are life threatening.
The situation is too serious to continue serving out the same tired advice: eat less, exercise more. It’s not that simple. My hope is that this book will help you discover how you—not your sister, neighbor, colleague, or friend—gained the weight … and what will help you lose it for good. I know this journey has been long and difficult. I’ve walked the same road. And that’s why I am here today.
San Antonio Weight Lost Options
This website covers a broad spectrum of weight loss options and diets, everything that I’ve researched and studied over the years. The end goal is to give anyone reading this site the tools they need to make an educated decision on what type of weight loss they should be pursuing. From Bariatric Surgery to Liposuction, we cover it all! Although San Antonio has been ranked as one of the “fattest cities in America,” it is my personal goal to see us fall out of the top 20 cities in the next 5 years, and get our city thin and healthy!