Weight Management

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Murfreesboro, TN

Weight Management

About Weight Management

Functional medicine could be highly beneficial if you struggle with managing your weight. Lisa Webb, MBA, MPH, PhD, Ken Robins, MS, PhD, and the Body & Mind Consulting team in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, specialize in using functional medicine to optimize weight loss. The team’s holistic approach determines why you have problems losing weight and offers comprehensive treatment and support. Call Body & Mind Consulting or use the online form to request a weight management evaluation today.

Weight Management Q&A

What is weight management?

Weight management programs identify your ideal weight and determine how best to help you achieve it. Some people have difficulty gaining weight, but losing weight is the priority for most.

Excess body weight has significant adverse health effects. It causes or worsens leading diseases such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Some cancers
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Peripheral vascular disease

Excess weight strains every organ and tissue, reducing function and potentially leading to premature death. People with weight problems often suffer from low self-esteem and mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Rashes, infections, and sores are also more common.

Body & Mind Consulting offers personalized weight management plans that help you reach and maintain a healthy weight long-term.

What happens at a weight management consultation?

Body & Mind Consulting is a functional medicine practice. They approach weight management holistically, looking at everything that could affect your ability to maintain a healthy weight.

First, your provider performs a thorough assessment, including a physical exam, lab tests, lifestyle evaluation, an InBody body composition scan, and a medical history review. They also identify problems like hormone imbalances that can limit your ability to lose or gain weight.

For example, insufficient thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) makes it hard to lose weight and encourages weight gain. In contrast, excess thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) can make it hard to gain weight. You may also have underlying health problems like Type 2 diabetes, depression, or anxiety that require treatment.

Your provider prepares a comprehensive weight management program after analyzing all the information.

What will be in my weight management program?

The Body & Mind Consulting team tailors every patient’s weight management program to suit their unique needs. The focus is improving your nutrition and general wellness, making it far easier to maintain your ideal weight. You could benefit from:

  • Nutrition coaching
  • Nutritional wellness mentoring
  • Food preparation education
  • Portion control
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Sleep restoration
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Neutraceuticals and supplements
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Emotional freedom techniques (EFT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Your provider works closely with you, monitoring your progress, addressing concerns, and helping to optimize your results.

Call Body & Mind Consulting or book an appointment online today to benefit from holistic weight management.