Weight Loss Specialist

Grace Medical

Alice Amah Ajim, MD

Internal Medicine located in Houston, TX

Losing weight on your own is challenging. If you’re frustrated by failing to lose weight on your own, contact Alice Amah Ajim, MD. Dr. Ajim provides customized weight loss programs from the Grace Medical offices in Downtown and Southeast Houston. She can help you overcome obstacles to weight loss and achieve your goals. Call Grace Medical or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How can a doctor help with weight loss?

If it were easy to lose weight, 71% of Americans wouldn’t be overweight or obese. Theoretically, weight loss should be simple — use more calories than you consume consistently. However, you may:

  • Overestimate your daily caloric needs
  • Underestimate how much you eat
  • Have a health issue that interferes with weight loss
  • Lose motivation when you don’t see progress

Working with one of the doctors at Grace Medical to lose weight can address many of these obstacles to success. For example, your doctor screens for hormonal imbalances and other health issues such as thyroid disease that can interfere with your efforts to lose weight. 

Your doctor can also accurately calculate your daily caloric needs and create a meal plan that provides the nutrients you need and satisfies your taste buds. They also monitor your progress, keeping you motivated, and adjusting your program when you hit plateaus. 

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

Your weight affects much more than your appearance. Obesity contributes to a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Gallstones
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea

Your weight can also impact your energy levels and lead to a cycle of poor health decisions. If you’re ready to make a change, lose weight, and improve your health, make an appointment at Grace Medical today. 

What should I expect from a medically supervised weight loss program?

During your first weight loss appointment, your doctor weighs and measures you and orders lab tests to check for issues that can impede your progress. Your doctor also talks to you about your goals, health, and lifestyle. 

When your provider understands your needs, they create a personalized weight loss plan to help you achieve your goals. Your plan includes meal planning to ensure you get the nutrients you need while maintaining a calorie deficit and support to add physical activity to your daily routine safely.

Your doctor can also treat any conditions that slow weight loss. Depending on your needs, they can prescribe medication to reduce your appetite and fat burner injections to boost your metabolism.  

You have regular appointments throughout your weight loss journey so your doctor can monitor your progress and adjust your program to continue your momentum.

Call Grace Medical today or schedule a weight loss consultation online and change your weight and health for good.