Helping You Stay at a Healthy Weight

For most people, losing weight and keeping it off involves creating a long-term strategy. That’s because many things besides what you eat can affect the number you see on the scale. Food, health conditions, and even lifestyle factors (like stress and how much sleep you get) can make it harder—or easier—to lose weight.

Your weight doesn’t just affect your appearance. It also affects your health, including your chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

Our comprehensive program addresses the following during your weight loss journey:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Sleep
  • Psychology
  • Hepatology
  • Exercise therapy
  • Dietitians

Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatments

There are many treatments for weight loss. While some people see the most benefit from surgical treatments, like bariatric surgery—other people respond best to non-surgical treatments, like behavioral therapy or stress management techniques.

We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you lose weight, including the following:

Visit us in our new location: the Sugar House Health Center.


What Can I Expect at My First Appointment?

During your first appoitment, our weight management doctor will ask you about:

  • your weight loss goals,
  • your medical history, and
  • your day-to-day habits (including diet and exercise).

Your doctor's goal is to find out what hasn't worked for you in the past so she can help you find treatments that will help you lose weight permanently.

Find out what to expect at your first appointment.


Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight?

For most overweight people, their body tries to prevent permanent weight loss. This means your body is actually working against you to lose weight.

That's because how much you weigh is controlled by complex interactions between hormones and neurons in your hypothalamus. Your hypothalamus is the part of your brain that controls thirst, hunger, and body temperature. These hormones and neurons influence your appetite and how much food you eat.

Learn more about why it's so hard to lose weight.

University of Utah Health: Weight Management

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