Worthy Weight Loss. Plano Dallas Frisco. Bariatric Medicine. Allen McKinney. Medical Weight Loss Program.

Frequently Asked Questions & Worthy Tips

No. Our program is designed for people with different levels of weight loss needs. Dr. Obi will work closely with you to assess your individual weight loss needs and design a plan to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Yes. Many people battle weight-related medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, low thyroid, poor metabolism, tiredness, arthritis and many more conditions. Often times, weight loss through our program can help you improve or even eliminate most of these medical conditions.

Yes. Many insurance companies require completion of a medically supervised weight loss program focused on diet and exercise prior to approval for bariatric surgery. This insurance requirement can vary from three months to nine months depending on the insurance carrier. Dr. Obi will help you fulfill this insurance requirement through proper supervision and documentation of your weight loss progress.

This can happen to some patients who have had weight loss surgery. After weight loss surgery, we will help you maintain your weight loss goals. In addition, our “Get Back on Track” program will specifically help you to restart your weight loss.

Yes it is. Exercise is an important component of our weight loss program. Incorporating exercise (increased physical activity) into a weight loss program is not only helpful during initial weight loss, but is critical in MAINTAINING long term weight loss success. We advise our patients to start the exercise process slowly and then gradually increase the intensity.

Our program offers you an individualized, non-surgical weight loss option to meet your weight loss goals if you do not meet criteria for bariatric surgery.

If you are uncertain about bariatric surgery at this time, you can still start our physician-directed medical weight loss program to start attaining your weight loss goals. This will also enable you to meet insurance criteria for surgery quicker if you decide to proceed with bariatric surgery.

The initial consultation at Worthy Weight Loss includes:

  • A thorough review of your medical and weight history by the physician
  • A focused physical examination
  • An Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • A full Body Composition Analysis
  • A review of nutrition, exercise and behavior modification
  • A comprehensive explanation of the components of our program—active weight loss, the transition phase and weight loss maintenance

No. If applicable, you will be given prescriptions to fill at your pharmacy. In the State of Texas, it is illegal to dispense medication from a physician’s office.

Follow-up appointments will be scheduled monthly after an initial two-week follow-up appointment (unless otherwise is determined by the physician.)

  1. Eating low calorie and low fat meals and snacks may not be enough to lose weight and keep it off. You must be aware of the amount of protein and carbohydrate that you eat daily and record them to make sure you stay within your recommended limits.
  2. Don’t fall victim to “Amnesia Calories”. These are the ones that we consume when we are stressed, bored, or as part of a tradition (like during Monday night football) but later on, we have an amnesia spell about these calories. Plan for them by having healthy nutritious snacks or shakes around for such moments.
  3. Place leftover meals directly into the garbage or storage containers and pack them away. Don't let them become your night-time “unhealthy snack.”
  4. In men (especially during their mid to late forties), there is a strong association between Low Testosterone, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Weight loss and other medical treatments, carefully directed by a trained Medical Bariatrician, can usually help improve or eradicate this condition.
  5. Do not serve foods in a "big family feast or cafeteria” style. This encourages larger portions and second servings. Instead, always place appropriately sized portions on individual plates.
  6. Do not talk on the telephone, read, or watch television while eating. This will undoubtedly distract you from being satiated and leave you feeling hungry and wanting more food.
  7. Be very aware of calories and carbohydrates from alcoholic beverages. If possible, always mix an alcoholic beverage with ice or diet soda to reduce its caloric and carbohydrate impact on your daily recommended limits.
  8. Do not depend on medications to do the job that you should be doing. Appetite control medications alone, though important in a comprehensive weight loss program, will never replace the effects of good nutrition, exercise and behavior modification when it comes to attaining your weight loss goal and maintaining it.
  9. Always use visual reminders when possible, like pictures of your favorite outfits or old self photographs (as a motivational tool) to remind you of how you want your physical appearance to be.
  10. Be mindful of “friends and family members” that may have negative things to say about your weight loss success. Most times, they’re trying to sabotage your new found success and happiness.

Disclaimer:  The content of this website is made for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for treatment or consultation with your doctor.


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