Weight Loss, Health, And Wellness

Joseph M Caruso, MD, FACS

Board Certified Vascular Surgeon located in Arlington, TX

Approximately 40% of American adults are overweight or obese. These men and women struggle with their weight and nutrition and subsequently develop potentially dangerous health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. At Complete Vascular Care in Arlington, Texas, Certified Health Coach (certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, NYC) Alexis Demetroulakos helps you identify what you need for optimal wellness, including dietary and exercise adjustments for weight loss. If you’re ready to transform your weight and your life, call or schedule a consultation online today.

Weight Loss, Health and Wellness

Why is maintaining a healthy weight essential to my health?

Obesity is linked to more than 50 diseases. For example, if you’re overweight or obese, you have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, renal dysfunction/failure, peripheral arterial disease, poor wound healing, and sometimes even limb loss.

When you carry extra pounds, the excess weight overtaxes your body. When you consume a high-fat diet, you can end up with high cholesterol, which can lead to an artery-narrowing condition called atherosclerosis. Similarly, when you lead an unhealthy lifestyle, your blood pressure can increase, which damages your blood vessels and causes cardiovascular disease.

How can a health coach help me lose weight?

Many patients have struggled to lose weight and eat properly, only to fall back on old habits, gaining back their weight, sometimes even gaining more. It’s a real and frustrating problem and there is no easy fix. But at some point, weight loss and proper nutrition become a must. Working with a transformation coach like Alexis helps you transform all aspects of your life so that you find fulfillment in other aspects of your life, and food becomes a source of nutrition and fuel instead of pleasure.

Alexis works with you to create and complete a plan that improves your overall wellness, including your personal and professional interactions as well as a personalized nutrition and exercise plan to help you lose weight and evolve your relationship with food.

What should I expect during my weight loss program?

Alexis designs a program of exercise and nutrition specific to your individual needs, be it better health, weight loss, or better performance at your chosen sport or activity.

You will receive one-on-one coaching through the daily system. Working together with a health and wellness coach virtually guarantees your success, but you, more than anyone, have to want it! Realizing your health and wellness is a must is step one.  

Your program begins with a 30-day startup plan in which you change your diet, including the foods you consume, when you eat, and how you prepare your meals. You also slowly add exercise to your day. Nutritional cleansing is a critical part of this process. You’ll learn which foods are best for your body, as well as those to avoid for optimal body function.

In addition to the changes to your diet and exercise habits, you work with your wellness coach to identify other areas in your life that you want to improve and create a plan to adjust your actions and expectations.