Weight Loss Specialist

Integrative Health Associates

Integrative Medicine located in Greenville, SC

A major part of weight loss is understanding what good nutrition means and how it affects your overall health and wellness. At Integrative Health Associates in Greenville, South Carolina, the providers take a whole-person approach to weight loss. The practice specializes in integrative and chiropractic medicine and helps men and women of all ages lose weight safely and keep it off. They teach you which foods can help you lose weight and help you develop a more active, healthier lifestyle. If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting, call the office or schedule a weight-loss consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Integrative Health Associates

What are the risks of being overweight?

Being overweight or obese comes with a long list of health risks. Overweight adults have an increased risk of chronic diseases and health conditions, some of which can be life-threatening, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and heart attack
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Degenerative joint conditions like osteoarthritis
  • Foot problems
  • Back problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Problems during pregnancy

Many people who are overweight or obese throughout their lifetime also experience the negative psychological effects of being larger than the societal norm.


How do I know if I’m overweight or obese?

Your body mass index (BMI) and the circumference of your waist are indicators of how overweight you are. Your BMI is the amount of body fat you have in relation to your height and weight. Your BMI puts you into one of the following categories:

  • Normal weight: BMI of 18.5-24.9
  • Overweight: BMI of 25-29.9
  • Obese: BMI of 30 or more

Additionally, your waist size can indicate an increased risk of obesity-related illnesses. Too much fat around your middle may increase your risk for disease even more so than carrying weight all over your body. Women with a waistline that measures more than 35 inches and men with a waistline of more than 40 inches are at the highest risk of developing diseases related to being overweight.


How can I lose weight and keep it off?

Fad diets and weight-loss plans that promise rapid weight loss without changing your eating habits or exercising won’t help you lose weight and keep it off long term. Instead, a much healthier and effective way to lose weight is to adjust your nutrition habits and increase physical activity.

Integrative Health Associates takes an individualized approach to help you achieve your weight-loss goals. They work with you to determine which foods work best with your unique metabolism to help you feel better and lose weight. Small nutritional changes can make a big difference in the long run and you lose weight gradually as you adjust your lifestyle, which often happens naturally.

Your overall health and wellness are the top priority when it comes to weight-loss programs at Integrative Health Associates. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool to take the first step toward a healthier weight.