Weight Management Specialist

Altus Medical Care

Internal Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

Weight management is one of the essential aspects of looking after your health, but losing weight can be a challenge, especially without the right support. Rajnish Chawla, MD, and Rupinder Chawla, MD, of Altus Medical Care, are experienced internists who provide weight management services to patients in Trenton, New Jersey, including the scientifically proven ProLon® program. Schedule your weight management consultation by calling Altus Medical Care today, or use the online booking tool.

Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight management so important?

Weight management is important because the effects of being overweight or obese can be so devastating. Carrying excess fat puts your organs, muscles, and bones under tremendous stress, not just from the effort of supporting the weight but because of the way fat collects around vital organs and clogs up your blood vessels.

If you’re overweight or obese, you risk developing some serious, life-threatening medical problems unless you take action to lose the weight. These conditions include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea

When you understand how critical weight management is to avoiding these and many other negative effects on your health, you’re on your way to enjoying a happier, more fulfilling, and longer life.

How can I succeed with my weight loss goals?

If you’ve tried to lose weight and haven’t been able to, the first step is to visit Altus Medical Care for a checkup to see if there’s any medical reason why you might be struggling with weight loss, such as hypothyroidism.

Your provider can help you reach your weight loss goals by monitoring your health and treating any underlying conditions, and making sure you stay healthy by following a scientifically sound diet and exercise program.

There are many fad diets and weight loss treatments available now, most of which aren’t going to be much help to you. Often these diets aren’t based on science, and even if you achieve short-term gains, over the longer term you’re likely to find the weight returning. At Altus Medical Care, your providers use clinically proven weight management solutions like the ProLon program.

What is the ProLon program?

ProLon is a diet plan that provides you with five days of highly nutritious, low-calorie meals that give you the health benefits of a fasting diet without the difficulties and risks of not eating.

Fasting as a method of weight loss is gaining in popularity because of the success people have with the method, but for many people, not eating for an entire day or even longer on some fasting diets is a considerable challenge. ProLon uses a time-restricted eating (TRE) approach, so you eat all your meals within a 12-hour window, and fast (including the time you’re asleep) for the other 12 hours.

As well as helping with weight loss, ProLon promotes tissue rejuvenation and regeneration, making a positive contribution to the bodily processes that affect aging and inflammation, and helps regulate cholesterol and fasting glucose.

To find out more about the benefits of the ProLon program and weight management for better health, call Altus Medical Care today, or book an appointment online.