Weight Loss/Management

At Align Family Health, our approach to healthy eating revolves around moderation and lifestyle integration.


Diet and Nutrition Counseling

You don’t have to give up your favourite foods; we’ll guide you in incorporating them healthily. We understand that everyone has unique needs and preferences, so we work with you at your pace.

We believe in gradual progress and will tailor a plan that fits you best. If making drastic changes is challenging, that’s okay. We can start by focusing on specific aspects of your diet, such as increasing protein or water intake, and gradually build from there.

To ensure individualization, we’ll have you maintain a food diary to track what you eat and when. This allows us to identify what works best for you and make necessary adjustments to your diet plan. Our goal is to support you in achieving sustainable and enjoyable healthy eating habits that align with your lifestyle.

Treatments options

In cases where diet and exercise alone may not be sufficient for achieving weight loss goals, we may recommend incorporating medication to support your efforts. The primary type of medication we use is appetite suppressants, which work by reducing hunger and helping you avoid overeating.

There are two main categories of appetite suppression medications: stimulants and non-stimulants. Stimulants increase brain activity to curb hunger. Some common stimulant medications we prescribe include Phentermine, Phentermine and topiramate extended-release (Qsymia), Phendimetrazine, Orlistat (Lipase inhibitor), Diethylpropion (Tenuate), and Vyvanse.

Non-stimulant options we commonly prescribe include Liraglutide (Saxenda) and Semaglutide (Wegovy). Additionally, we may recommend medications that combine Naltrexone and bupropion extended-release (Contrave) for appetite suppression.

For breakthrough medical weight loss injections, we offer FDA-approved options such as Ozembic/Wegovy (Semaglutide 2.64mg/ml) injections, Vitamin B12 0.5mg/ml injections, and L-Carnitine 100mg/ml injections.

Please note that medication recommendations are always personalized based on your unique health needs and weight loss goals. We will work closely with you to determine the most suitable approach and ensure your safety and well-being throughout your weight loss journey.

Our main focus in obesity treatment is to achieve the following objectives:

1. Prevent Further Weight Gain and Induce Weight Reduction: We aim to help individuals prevent further weight gain and, when appropriate, facilitate weight reduction to achieve a healthier body weight.

2. Prevent Complications: By addressing obesity proactively, we strive to prevent potential complications associated with excessive weight, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and joint issues.

3. Improve Complications and Co-morbidities: Our goal is to improve existing health conditions and co-morbidities that may be exacerbated by obesity, promoting better overall health and well-being.

4. Improve Quality of Life: We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals struggling with obesity, fostering increased energy, mobility, and overall satisfaction with daily activities.

Research shows that even a 5-10% weight reduction can yield significant health benefits. Our comprehensive approach to obesity treatment focuses on personalized strategies, lifestyle modifications, dietary guidance, and, when necessary, medication options to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. By addressing these objectives, we aim to empower individuals to lead healthier and happier lives.

Losing weight can be a challenging journey, particularly without the right guidance. At our Weight Management Center, our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools to become your own weight loss expert. We are committed to providing education that goes beyond simple advice, ensuring that you understand the reasons behind adopting a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Our approach involves teaching you how to make informed choices about what you eat and how to incorporate exercise effectively, both at home and in the gym. We believe that education is the key to lifelong success, and even if you stop coming to our center, we want to ensure you have the resources for sustained progress.

Throughout your weight loss journey, we offer individualized appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns or challenges you may encounter. Our support extends beyond diet and exercise, as we also discuss stress management and provide appropriate medical recommendations if needed.

While we may prescribe appetite suppressants in some cases, we do not endorse the use of other diet supplements. Our focus is on helping you achieve your weight loss goals through informed decisions and a comprehensive understanding of nutrition and lifestyle choices. Your success is our priority, and we are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

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