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8 Reasons You Should Consider Starting Your Weight Loss Journey With IWLS

Posted on September 7, 2022 at 12:42 PM by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we're dedicated to finding the right weight loss solution for every patient. Here are 8 reasons why you should begin your weight loss journey with us.


1. You’ll be supported by an experienced team of medical professionals.

A Nurse Practitioner will monitor your medical conditions and work with your family doctor to determine the best course of action to improve your health. They will review your medical history, medications, and other factors that may contribute to weight gain. Medications may be prescribed to aid in weight loss.


2. You’ll regularly consult with a Registered Dietitian.

Our registered dietitians will review your diet history and individual nutritional needs. They will work to identify and address common barriers, and provide education, resources, and product recommendations to help you build healthier food habits you will enjoy.


3. You’ll have access to other specialists.

Depending on your needs and barriers to weight loss, you may be referred to other specialists including Behavioral Health Specialists, physical therapists, or the surgical team at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.


4. Visits are covered by most insurance.

Medical weight loss is typically covered by insurance, meaning you are only responsible for a co-pay. We do not have a program fee and are available to meet both in-person and via telehealth.


5. You’ll have accountability.

You will regularly follow up with the team to monitor your progress and further customize your plan. We are invested in your success and are here to provide long-term accountability.


6. You’ll have access to the latest technology in weight loss.

You can better understand your body composition by using the SECA scale which includes body fat percentage, total muscle and fat mass, and hydration status. You can complete a metabolic test to best determine your individual calorie needs each day.


7. Weight loss medication can be used.

Did you know that less than 3% of people eligible for weight loss medication utilize it?  Prescription medications can be a highly effective tool to aid healthy weight loss.  Your provider may discuss medication options once your medical history and barriers to weight loss are addressed.


8. You won’t be expected to purchase meal replacement shakes or bars.

By taking a behavior-based, big picture approach, the team at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists will teach you to build healthy habits for a lifetime, not just for a few weeks or months.

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