Weight Management

Airport Primary Care

Shashikant Daya, MD

Primary Care located in Atlanta, GA

More than two in three adults in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. If you weigh more than you’d like and experience fatigue or low confidence as a result, Shashikant Daya, MD, and his team offer solutions at Airport Primary Care in Atlanta, Georgia. They provide weight-management services that include nutritional counseling, meal and menu planning, and exercise and motivational counseling to help you achieve your goal weight with ease. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Weight management involves achieving or maintaining a healthy weight using counseling, medical treatments, and other strategies that help you feel confident and reduce chronic disease risks. If you’re overweight or obese, weight loss can help:

  • Reduce high cholesterol
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Improve blood sugar
  • Give you more energy
  • Lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Boost your confidence

If you’ve tried losing weight on your own without success, medical weight loss with Dr. Daya and his team increases your chance of reaching your goal weight. The practice offers the medical treatment and motivational support needed to help you succeed long term.

What should I expect during a weight-loss appointment?

During your first weight-management appointment, Dr. Daya reviews your medical history, weighs you, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam. He may also use blood tests to determine if you have hormone imbalances or other chronic conditions that can hinder weight loss. Treatment options might include:

Nutritional counseling

Dr. Daya and his team offer nutritional counseling so you know exactly what to eat, how much to consume, and when to eat it. He offers personalized meal and menu plans and might recommend you take dietary supplements or meal replacements to further enhance your results.

Exercise counseling

Knowing which exercises enhance weight loss increases your chance of success and gives you the lean body you desire with a boost of confidence. Dr. Daya recommends combinations of cardiovascular and resistance training workouts to achieve the most desirable outcome.

Medications

Taking certain medications helps reduce your appetite and balance hormones responsible for stalled weight loss. Dr. Daya lets you know if you’re a good candidate for such medicines. If you have high blood pressure or another chronic disease, he might suggest medication management to prevent complications.

How much weight can I lose?

The amount of weight you’ll lose during medical weight loss with Dr. Daya depends on your weight-loss goals and initial body weight. Expect to lose about 1-2 pounds per week, or up to five pounds weekly in some cases. Routine follow-up appointments and weigh-ins help you stay on track with your weight-management journey long term.

Don’t let being overweight drain your energy and ruin your self-confidence. Schedule a weight-management consultation with Airport Primary Care over the phone or online today.