Our Exercise Counseling Services
Part of managing obesity involves eating right and exercising on a regular basis. Board certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent offers all his Houston-area patients advice on nutrition and fitness to maximize their weight loss efforts.
Why Is Nutrition Important?
A successful weight loss program requires you to burn more calories than you take in. Even so, severely limiting your caloric intake can be harmful; since you may not get the vitamins and minerals you need in your diet. Limiting calories can also reduce your metabolism, making it even more difficult to shed unwanted pounds in the future.
One of our dietitians will work with you to come up with a diet plan that ensures you receive enough vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. Your diet plan will account for a healthy reduction in calories so you will be able to lose weight slowly over a period of time, which is the safest method possible. It will also take into account other disorders such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Why Is Fitness Important?
Physical activity will speed your weight loss efforts by helping you burn more calories than you consume. An effective weight loss program should include an appropriate exercise program tailored for your fitness level. Many of our patients are intimidated by exercise or feel they must lose a significant amount of weight before beginning to work out. Most of them are surprised to know that exercise is possible, regardless of fitness level, age, or other physical limitations.
Here at our clinic, we realize that every patient is different and take a personalized approach to fitness as a result. You don’t have to feel embarrassed—the important thing is that you take the initial step to improve your quality of life and are committed to improving your fitness level over time.
Partnered to provide perfect fit meals for our patients
Bariatric surgery alone is not enough to ensure significant weight loss. Diet and exercise are also required, which is why we provide nutrition and fitness counseling as part of our service to you. To find out more, contact our Houston clinic at 281-301-1404.