If you are struggling with being overweight, the thought of achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can sometimes seem impossible. In the simplest terms, obesity is a food addiction, and the habits that drive it are difficult to change. To help break harmful eating patterns and establish lasting routines for long-term health, our Metabolic & Weight Loss Center at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell offers a Medical Weight Loss Program, led by medical director Dr. Jooyeun Chung, a fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders.
Anyone who has ever seriously considered weight loss surgery knows that candidates must fall within very specific body mass index (BMI) ranges and meet other strict health requirements. While the Medical Weight Loss Program is open to anyone, it is a good option for those who do not fall within surgery guidelines or are looking for a non-surgical alternative to weight loss.
Unlike fad diets or celebrity-endorsed methods frequently advertised on television and in print, our Medical Weight Loss Program is a regimented, protein-based meal replacement plan that is strictly monitored by Dr. Chung and her team. Replacement foods include protein bars, shakes, pudding, and soups that are part of a larger system of behavior modification, nutrition education, physical activity, and group support. In addition to weight loss, other health benefits of the program include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics
- Lower serum cholesterol
- Reduced pain in weight-bearing joints