Congratulations for taking the initial steps toward good health and healthy sustainable weight loss! While your personal weight and health journey may have started long ago, we would like to personally welcome you to your new beginning.
We at Why Weight believe in an approach that combines traditional medicine and holistic therapies to optimize weight loss and health management. Since not every patient will respond to the same types of treatments, our team is skilled in developing individualized programs based on your needs and goals. Combined with your efforts, we will work diligently to guide you toward achieving your weight and health goals.
You will find that Why Weight has a different approach from most weight loss centers and programs. Debra Salter, M.D. is one of the few in Colorado who is board certified in Obesity Medicine with a non-surgical, medical weight loss clinic. Based on solid scientific research, Dr. Salter and her Why Weight Team know that eating fewer calories and aggressively exercising does not bring about healthy or sustainable weight loss. Instead it shuts down the metabolism leading to rebound within months of losing the weight you worked so hard to lose. Dr. Salter bases your treatment on scientifically proven techniques that are individualized for your success.
Finally, while you may be experiencing any number of feelings surrounding a new weight loss and health program, know these things:
- You are not alone. We are here to help support and lift you up.
- Regardless of your past successes or failures with your weight loss journey you CAN do this.
- Your journey is fluid and that’s a good thing. As your body changes your plan will need to be reassessed and changes will most likely be implemented. While change can be challenging, it is necessary in order to progress further toward achieving your goals.
- Be kind to yourself. We all slip and make mistakes or less than optimal choices. It’s ok. Take the opportunity to look at your challenges as learning platforms from which you can grow.
- Survival instincts often drive your actions subconsciously. We refer to this as your “survivor brain,” which also assures your heart beats, and that you breathe. Unfortunately, when it comes to food and calories, your conscious and subconscious drives can often be at odds. Our goal is to help you understand why you struggle with doing things that intellectually you know are not the best for your health. Only then will your “survivor brain” no longer be in charge of your journey. You will know how to act proactively rather than reactively. Think of your subconscious mind as a toddler who needs to be taught boundaries and manners. It may take some time and effort to learn how to manage your subconscious or survival brain, but it can be done.
- YOU’VE GOT THIS and we’ve got you.
With anticipation of your long lasting success, we look forward to assisting you.
Debra Salter, MD, ABOM, AAFP, Kris Daza-Taylor, MA, CPhT, RYT and the Why Weight Team