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Weight Management Program services offered in Cedar Hill and Dallas, TX

Weight loss can be challenging when you don’t have the proper tools, nutritional education, and motivation to help you achieve sustainable results. At Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic in Cedar Hill, Texas, Ifeoma Ogbonna, MD, MSPH, can help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals, providing you with expert wellness care and encouraging you along the way to support you through challenges. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about weight management.

Weight Management Program Q&A

What is weight management?

Weight management is any step you take to maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) — weight that is proportionate to your height. 

Many factors can influence your weight, including nutrition, lifestyle habits, and genetics. Dr. Ogbonna works with you to find out why you’re struggling with weight management to create an individualized plan for you.

As a telehealth-based practice, Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic gives you the chance to partner with Dr. Ogbonna from the comfort of your own home.

Why should I consider weight management?

You may benefit from weight management if your BMI falls outside of the healthy range. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breaks down BMIs into different categories:

  • Underweight: below 18.5
  • Healthy range: 18.5-24.9 
  • Overweight: 25-29.9 
  • Obese: 30 and over   

Carrying excess weight affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. Along with diminishing your self-esteem, weight gain can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even joint pain. 

Maintaining a healthy weight for your body type may boost your energy levels, improve your mood, and help you feel more confident in your skin. 

How can I prepare for weight management?

Preparing for a personalized weight management plan means more than stepping on the scale — it also requires self-reflection. Dr. Ogbonna may ask detailed questions about your diet and lifestyle, including: 

  • What foods do you typically eat?
  • How much water do you drink a day?
  • Are you currently taking any medications or supplements?
  • How many alcoholic drinks do you usually have each week?
  • How often do you exercise?
  • Do you smoke cigarettes?

Gathering information about your family history and past health concerns also allows Dr. Ogbonna to gain key insights into factors that might contribute to your weight management issues.

What does a weight management plan include?

At Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic, Dr. Ogbonna specializes in telehealth weight management consultations. After creating your care plan, she may recommend:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lifestyle adjustments
  • Exercises tailored to your fitness levels
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss medications

Legacy Health & Wellness offers the latest prescriptions to boost metabolism, increase satiety, and accelerate weight loss. 

Dr. Ogbonna may recommend Phentermine to suppress your appetite, B vitamin or skinny shots to increase energy levels, Tirzepatide (brand name Mounjaro) or Semaglutide injections (brand name Ozempic®) to reduce your blood sugar levels and help with weight loss. 

Call Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about weight management.