Dr Matla’s Weight Loss ProgrammeA Fully Customized, All in One Approach to Weight Loss
Dr Matla’s Weight Loss Clinic in Newcastle
Are you looking for an effective weight loss programme in Newcastle upon Tyne? Dr Matla is a Newcastle-based GP, practising both Aesthetics and General practice. He has over 20 years of experience in medicine and is regulated by the CQC. You can be assured you will be in very safe hands and can read more about Dr Matla here.
Obesity and overweight are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulations that can harm one’s health. Obesity and overweight are worldwide issues. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2.3 billion adults worldwide will be overweight by 2015, with more than 700 million obese.
Obesity is linked to a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, gallstones, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, as well as psychological and psychiatric morbidities.
Many people think that being successful at losing weight and keeping it off depends on what you eat and how much you exercise. Obesity is a complicated, chronic condition brought on by a variety of variables, such as the environment, genes, mental health, or even insufficient sleep.
Weight loss is a real struggle that involves more than just willpower.
Like managing other chronic conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, controlling one’s weight frequently calls for a variety of strategies to support a long-term plan to lose weight, avoid gaining it back, reduce complications from being overweight, and enhance general health.
To diagnose obesity, At Dr Malta’s clinic your doctor/medical professional will typically perform a physical exam and recommend some tests.
These exams and tests generally include:
Your doctor may examine your current weight, past attempts at weight loss, physical activity, and exercise routines, eating habits and appetite control, other medical conditions you may have had, medication usage, stress levels, and other health-related concerns. To determine whether you might be predisposed to specific conditions, your doctor may also examine the health history of your family.
General physical exam
This involved taking your height, checking your temperature, blood pressure, and other vital signs, listening to your heart and lungs.
BMI & Weight Circumference
Your healthcare professional will evaluate your BMI (BMI). Obesity is classified as a BMI of 30 or higher. Health risks are further increased when the number exceeds 30. The risk of diabetes and heart disease may be further increased by abdominal fat, also known as visceral fat or abdominal fat. Women with a waist circumference over 35 inches (89 cm) and men with a circumference over 40 inches (102 cm) may be at greater risk for health problems than those with smaller waist circumferences. Waist circumference and BMI should be checked at least once per year.
Other health problems
If you have known health problems, your doctor will evaluate them. Other potential health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, an underactive thyroid, and issues with the liver will also be examined by your doctor. Gathering this information will help you and your doctor choose the type of treatment that will work best for you.
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is the aim of Dr. Matla’s obesity and weight loss treatment. This improves general health and lessens the possibility of obesity-related complications. To understand and change your eating and activity patterns, you will need to work with a team of health professionals, such as a dietitian, a behavioural counsellor, or an obesity specialist.
Typically, a modest weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your total weight is the initial treatment objective. So, if you weigh 200 pounds (91 kilograms), losing 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9 kilograms) would be sufficient to start improving your health. The advantages are greater, though, the more weight you lose.
All weight-loss plans call for altering your eating routine and increasing your physical activity. The best treatment options for you will depend on the severity of your obesity, your general health, and your commitment to your weight-loss plan.
To overcome obesity, one must cut calories and adopt healthier eating practices. The safest way to lose weight and the best way to keep it off permanently is gradual weight loss over an extended period of time, even though you may initially lose weight quickly. There is no ideal diet for losing weight. Pick one that you believe will work for you and contains nutritious foods.
Changing one’s diet to overcome obesity entails
• Cutting calories
• Feeling full by eating less
• Making healthier choices
• Restricting certain foods
• Meal replacements
Avoid using quick fixes. Fad diets that promise quick and simple weight loss might tempt you. However, the truth is that neither magic foods nor quick fixes exist. Fad diets might be beneficial in the short run, but they don’t seem to produce better long-term results than other diets. Like this, if you go on a crash diet, you might lose weight, but you’ll probably gain it back once you stop. You must establish healthy eating habits that you can uphold over time if you want to lose weight and keep it off.
Exercise and activity
Increased physical activity or exercise is an essential part of obesity treatment, for those who are obese, 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise is required to either maintain current weight loss or to stop further weight gain. Any additional movement helps burn calories, even though regular aerobic exercise is the most effective way to burn calories and lose extra weight. Take the stairs rather than the elevator and park further away from the store entrances. You can monitor your daily step count with a pedometer or smartphone app. Everyday step goals of 10,000 are frequently pursued. To achieve that goal, gradually increase the number of daily steps you take.
A behaviour modification program can help you make lifestyle changes, lose weight, and keep it off. Steps to take include examining your current habits to determine what factors, stresses or situations may have contributed to your obesity.
It is widely recognised that a holistic approach to weight loss is far more likely to be successful, both in the short term and for lasting change. That’s why you will have the opportunity to work with our in-house accredited psychotherapist, Melissa.
Melissa has over ten years’ experience working with clients to help them reach life goals and to live happier, more fulfilling lives. She uses advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help people reach their target weight and stay there.
Advanced CBT for weight loss is a bespoke talking therapy. You can explore your motivations and set aspirational and realistic goals, as well as uncover any triggers and stumbling blocks you may have encountered in the past. Most people’s weight has an emotional source and CBT is a great way to unpick that connection, form healthier patterns and feel more able to make the right choices for yourself.
Following an initial consultation, CBT can be continued either face-to-face with Melissa or from the comfort of your own home, via Skype or phone, so it’s flexible to suit your needs.
Weight loss medication
Weight-loss medications should not be used in place of diet, exercise, and behavioural changes. Your doctor will consider both your medical history and potential side effects when choosing a medication for you.
The most used medications for the treatment of obesity include:
The effects of weight-loss medications may not last long or not work for everyone. You might gain most or all the weight you lost when you stop taking weight-loss medications.
Lifestyle Changes and home remedies
If you adhere to home-based strategies in addition to your actual treatment plan, your efforts to overcome obesity are more likely to be successful. These may consist of:
- Education – Learning more about obesity can help you understand how you got obese as well as what you can do to combat it.
- Realistic goal setting – When you need to lose a lot of weight, you might set unrealistic goals, like trying to lose too much weight too quickly. Instead of attempting drastic changes that you are unlikely to maintain over the long term, set daily or weekly goals for exercise, weight loss, and making small dietary changes.
- Maintaining your goals – It can be challenging to change a way of life that you may have followed for a long time. If you notice that your activity or eating goals are slipping, being open with your doctor, therapist, or other healthcare providers will help you develop a plan of action.
- Maintaining a record – Log your meals and activities. You can stay responsible for your eating and exercise habits by keeping a record of them.
Coping and support
Consider these suggestions to deal with obesity and your weight loss efforts, and ask your doctor or therapist at our clinic for help in developing your coping skills:
- To express hurt, rage, fear, or other emotions, write in a journal.
- Don’t isolate yourself. Try to engage in routine activities and occasionally gather with family or friends.
- Join a support group to meet people who are going through the same things as you. Keep your eye on your objectives.
- The fight against obesity is never-ending. By focusing on your objectives, you can stay motivated. Remind yourself that you oversee taking care of your health and achieving your objectives.
- Learn how to relax and manage your stress. Your ability to control your eating habits can be improved by developing skills for managing stress and relaxing.
Weight Loss Programme FAQS
How can I prepare for my appointment?
Talking to your doctor openly and honestly about your weight concerns is one of the best things you can do for your health.
It’s important to take an active role in your care. Preparing for your appointment is one way to achieve this. Consider your treatment needs and objectives. Make a list of questions you want to ask as well.
Tell your doctor about all medical conditions you have as well as any prescription drugs, vitamins, or dietary supplements you are taking.
What to expect from your doctor?
During your appointment, your doctor is likely to ask you several questions about your weight, eating, activity, mood and thoughts, and any symptoms you might have.
What can you do in the meantime?
If you have time before your scheduled appointment, you can help prepare for the appointment by keeping a diet diary for two weeks prior to the appointment and by recording how many steps you take in a day by using a step counter (pedometer) or any available apps in mobile phone.
How often will I need to attend?
We recommend regular weekly/monthly consultations with the doctor to allow them to monitor your weight loss progress and review your diet medication.
How much weight will I lose?
We will design your own weight loss programme to achieve your weight loss goals safely.
What appearance changes can i expect?
Dramatic weight loss can affect appearance. We specialise in non-surgical aesthetic treatments which can help you to regain your looks and restore your confidence. The ultimate goal of our treatment is to work closely with each patient to create an individualized weight management plan, and there is no minimum body mass index for being a part of the program. There is evidence that not every patient responds to the same diet or medication. Upon visiting the clinic, patients will receive an initial comprehensive assessment. A customised programme will be developed for the patient with the aid of subsequent visits. In order to stay on track, some patients may choose to meet every few months, while others may choose to go once a month.
How to find us
If you are arriving by car, there is free private parking on clinic site. There is also free parking on the street for 2 hours.
Train travel to our Jesmond Clinic is easy from Durham Railway Station.
If you are coming by Metro, we are only 0.1 miles from Jesmond metro station. 1.9 miles from Newcastle central station. 1.2 miles from Newcastle.
Northumberland street. 1.5 miles from Eldon square shopping centre. 1 mile from Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital. 1 mile from Newcastle University.