maningirdleIf you are looking for a weight management program for men, you’ve found it!

Our standard program for men is comprehensive and customized. We know you are busy; so our plans are all inclusive and everything you need is within our facility (lab testing, prescriptions, supplements, etc). Our medical staff will work with you every step of the way. In addition, because low testosterone is linked to weight gain in men, if you have other symptoms of low testosterone, we offer a free testosterone blood test to determine if our male hormone replacement therapy is right for you.

man-tapeMid-Section Fat – A Health Risk for Men

Most men desire to lose weight in their mid-section. The trouble with mid-section fat is that it is not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin, but it also includes visceral fat, which lies deep inside the abdomen, surrounding the internal organs. This abdominal fat is linked to a higher death rate in men and other health risks such as:

  1. Elevates stress hormones which raise blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cardiac risk
  2. Releases metabolic products directly into the blood, forming fatty acids that accumulate in the liver and other organs which impairs the body’s regulation of insulin, blood sugar and cholesterol, leading to heart problems
  3. Produces a large number of proteins that contribute to metabolic abnormalities, inflammation and heart disease

Age and Genetics Role in Weight Gain

Weight is largely determined by the balance of calories you eat and energy you burn.

Aging plays a role. As you age, you lose muscle- especially if you are not physically active.
Loss of muscle mass decreases the rate at which your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. In addition, in some men, fat cells in the arms and legs lose the ability to store fat, which causes any excess fat to go to the abdomen. Your genetics can also affect your chances of being overweight as well as play a role in where you store fat.