Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Starling Clinic

Primary Care located in Plano, TX & Texarkana, TX

Losing weight may seem like a daunting undertaking, but it can be a straightforward process with the right kind of help and support. Rabia Khan, MD, and the team at Starling Clinic know that people are often more successful at losing weight and keeping it off when they have professional guidance. To find out how a medically supervised weight loss plan can help you, call your nearest Starling Clinic office in Texarkana or Plano, Texas, or click online to schedule an appointment today.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What are the risks of being overweight?

More people than ever before are finding it difficult to maintain a healthy body weight. In the United States alone, more than 93 million men and women — two in five adults — are obese, meaning they have a body mass index (BMI) score of 30 or higher. 

Being overweight increases your chances of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, and unhealthy triglyceride levels, all of which boost your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It also makes you more likely to develop a serious chronic illness like: 

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Breast or liver cancer

Fortunately, you can drastically reduce your risk of chronic disease simply by losing 5-10% of your total body weight. 

How does medical weight loss work?

As obesity medicine experts, the team at Starling Care takes a holistic approach to weight loss that gives you the specific resources, strategies, and support you need to lose weight as efficiently and sustainably as possible. 

The program focuses on proven strategies that help you defeat the habits that stand in the way of weight loss as you cultivate healthier lifestyle patterns that support your weight loss goals. 

Your customized program includes a comprehensive medical exam and health assessment, detailed nutritional advice and meal plans, and a practical and structured exercise plan. 

Why are diet and exercise so important?

Without a doubt, the most important elements of sustainable weight loss are proper nutrition and exercise:

Nutrition

Proper nutrition means eating a variety of wholesome foods, restricting processed foods, and avoiding added sugars whenever possible. As the creator of the Level System diet and eating plan, Dr. Khan starts most patients out on a nutrient-dense, low-calorie diet to help initiate the weight loss process.

Exercise

Regular exercise doesn’t just help you burn calories and shed pounds — it helps you build your strength, flexibility, mobility, and endurance. Active people are also more likely to sleep better at night, feel energized throughout the day, and steer clear of unhealthy food cravings.

To learn more about medical weight loss or schedule a visit, call your nearest Starling Clinic office or book an appointment online today.