Weight Management

Cristiane Ennis, MD -  - Women's Health Clinic

Premier Women's Health Center

Cristiane Ennis, MD

Women's Health Clinic located in Amarillo, TX

Being overweight or obese can lead to serious health problems, some of which are life-threatening. That’s why Cristiane Ennis, MD, at Premier Women's Health Center, offers weight management among her medical services aimed at improving the health of women in and around Amarillo, Texas. If you’re tired of the endless cycle of yo-yo diets, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today to try a new approach.

Weight Management Q & A

What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying excess pounds can also take a serious toll on your health. Some of the health risks associated with overweight and obesity include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease

If you are significantly overweight, virtually every organ and system in your body is negatively affected. 

Why is it so hard to maintain weight management?

If you’re like many women, you’ve had a degree of success losing weight, only to watch those pounds return in a short period of time. Weight struggles are common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 71% of adults are overweight or obese. 

That statistic is not the result of laziness, lack of motivation, or weakness. Part of the problem lies in the American food supply. With fast food on every corner, larger portion sizes, and grocery store options loaded with sodium, unhealthy fats, and empty carbohydrates, it’s never been more challenging to embrace and maintain a healthy diet. 

The pace of the American lifestyle has also changed considerably over the years. Many people spend the bulk of their days sitting in front of a screen. Without a diet that fuels the body, they return home with little energy to do much more than sit in front of a new set of screens. 

What is professional weight management?

Dr. Ennis believes that everyone, given the right guidance and support, can achieve weight loss success. She begins the process by taking the time to understand your experience with your weight. A thorough health evaluation follows, giving her the information needed to create your customized weight loss program. 

You have professional assistance from start to finish, including periodic health screenings to make sure your body is adjusting well to weight loss. From personalized nutrition planning to realistic and attainable exercise goals, your journey is shaped by your needs.  

Dr. Ennis also offers the Skinny Shot, a lipotropic injectable filled with amino acids and B vitamins. These nutrients help your body metabolize fat, balance hormones, and feel energized and invigorated. 

To explore a new approach to weight management, call or schedule an appointment online today.