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In the city of San Antonio there are a number of people committed to excellence in advanced care and developing nutrition, and fitness goals for the best weight loss.
Many may consider the need for professional help unnecessary when coupled with willpower and a strong commitment.
But as we live through our daily lives of instant messages, emails, phone calls, and distractions at home it can become much harder to gain stability over a variety of issues.
Committing to a program and sticking with it are what allow us to succeed at those difficult things we encounter.
What constitutes a good program?
Typically a good program will be the one that fits your needs best. One factor is simple, location, and accessibility. Your more likely to stick with something in your location than something out of your normal routine.
Another sign of a good program is the dietitian or physician having time to work with you. Often times many practices do not simply have the time to attend to everyone equally. This can cause a strain on your ability to seek professional advice about your health, as well as bottom line. It’s very important to work with a group that has time for your health.
A third sign of a good program would be if you get along with your team. There shouldn’t be any hesitation or worry behind working with a trainer, dietitian, or doctor. Often times patients can make the mistake of assuming their team has the best of intentions when sometimes it’s not the right fit. Being proactive and asking reasonable questions can better serve us as we are seeking advice.
Reasonable Questions to ask
Like any major purchase or decisions there are often some good things to be on the lookout. Here are a set of reasonable questions for screening nutritional and medical weight loss programs.
How long have you been in business? This is important because you want to know now stable they are. If they are brand new, do they have affiliations with major groups or major certifications.
How many locations do you have?
Often times the number of locations a group can have may be a good thing or a concern. Ask how many people manage each location, and how often providers visit each location? Watch out for groups that operate in multiple cities across a large geographic area. It’s not unusual for each location to have separate staffs, but often times the practice is stretched too far to offer reliable healthcare.
Each qualified fitness instructor, personal trainer, dietitian, medical weight loss physician, or bariatric surgeon should have a qualifying certificate verifying their expertise. Another red flag would be those holding licenses or credentials in cities outside of the one they are practicing.
General Attributes and Advantages
A good program can excel based on home following general requirements:
- Set programs for fitness and dieting.
- Regular meetings and annual events.
- A physical location or regular meet up.
- Success stories and advocates you can meet.
- Honest but not judge-mental.
- A good listening skills.
- Friendly and organized staff.
- Regular goals and achievements.
- Both a nutritional and fitness component.
- A surgical practice with a nutritionist.