Weight Loss And Body Conditioning Specialist

Odette N. Limosnero, MD

Gynecologist & Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Carrollton, TX

Excessive weight gain can contribute to a variety of different health issues. At Roots Integrative Gynecology, Dr. Limosnero offers traditional and alternative treatments to aid in weight loss and body conditioning. Patients from the Dallas, Fort Worth, DFW, and Carrollton, TX who are in need of treatment or support for weight loss are encouraged to visit the office.

Weight Loss & Body Conditioning Q & A

What are the Risks Associated Excessive Weight?

Being overweight may not seem like such a big issue but as pounds continue to compile they can contribute to health risks. Excessive weight and obesity can pose risks to your health, and in some cases, generate long-term problems including disease. Some of the problems you may face with being overweight include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)

How Can I Lower my Risks?

Slow and steady weight loss is the best approach to shedding pounds. Losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk for diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It is recommended to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week, and not more than 3 pounds per week, to maintain safety and allow the weight loss changes to become a more permanent fixture for your lifestyle. Federal guidelines on physical activity recommend that you get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity (like biking or brisk walking). You also need to do activities to strengthen muscles (like push-ups or sit-ups) at least twice a week. Healthy nutritional habits are a big factor in weight loss. Having a balanced diet rich with fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, and proteins is optimal. If you are unsure where to begin, a nutrition or wellness coaching session can get you started and on the right track.

What Are Some Other Options?

Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, or hypnosis have often been used as a form of weight loss. A holistic approach, known as Ayurveda, tailored to the individual may aide the underlying causes of weight gain and help to control appetite. With a wide range of therapies including specialized diets, massage, and herbs, Ayurveda’s goal is to balance the body, mind, and spirit for lasting results.