Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in McKinney, TX

While common, obesity can lead to complications when not addressed. At Grace Vitale Wellness in McKinney, Texas, primary care and family nurse practitioner Katherine Epps, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, offers an array of treatments for obesity that make weight loss easier and sustainable long term. Schedule an appointment at Grace Vitale Wellness by phone or online today to begin your weight loss journey.

Weight Management Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is classified as having a body mass index (BMI) that is 30 or higher. A normal BMI is 18.5-24.9, and if you’re classified as overweight, your BMI is 25-29.9. 

To determine your BMI, multiply your body weight in pounds by 703, divide by your height in inches, and once again divide by your height in inches. 

Being obese can drain your energy, increase the risk of chronic diseases, and contribute to low self-esteem and other mental health conditions.

Visit Grace Vitale Wellness if you’re unable to reach an ideal weight on your own, as medically supervised weight loss for obesity drastically improves your chance of success. 

What are the risk factors for obesity?

While anyone can struggle with obesity, its risk factors include:

  • Family history of obesity
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Lack of exercise
  • Ongoing stress
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Depression
  • Other mental health conditions
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Underlying medical problems
  • Past trauma 
  • Lack of a strong social support network

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits is the best way to reduce your chance of obesity or lose excess body weight. Exercise regularly, get enough sleep, make nutritious food choices, practice stress-reduction techniques, and attend routine health screenings.

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight loss for obesity?

The benefits of weight loss include:

  • More energy
  • Reduced disease risks
  • Better disease management
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved body contours
  • Reduced body fat
  • Improved sexual function
  • Lower risk of nutritional deficiencies
  • Self-confidence

Medically supervised weight loss is safe, highly effective, easy, and long-lasting. Grace Vitale Wellness provides a cash pay option in addition to accepting insurance.

How is obesity treated?

Grace Vitale Wellness offers the following treatments for obesity:

  • Custom dietary counseling
  • Recommendations for optimal activity level/exercise programs
  • Semaglutide shots
  • Slim shots
  • Behavior-change strategies
  • Mental health treatments
  • Dietary supplements 

Slim shots contain lipotropic blends of amino acids and vitamins that can enhance weight loss and increase energy. 

Semaglutide shots help control insulin and blood sugar. They also reduce your appetite, making it easier to eat fewer calories during your weight loss endeavor. 

Grace Vitale Wellness partners with Fullscript™ to deliver top-quality dietary supplements right to your doorstep.

Grace Vitale Wellness uses a streamlined patient registration and queue management system that allows you to stay at work while awaiting your appointment time.

Katherine follows up with you periodically to ensure your weight loss plan is effective. She can alter your treatment whenever needed until you achieve your desired body weight.

If you struggle with obesity, schedule a visit to Grace Vitale Wellness by phone or online today.