Weight Management Specialist

23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa

Medical Spa located in Jackson, TN

From fad diets to exercise gimmicks, you’ve tried everything to lose weight. Instead of reaching for solutions that don’t work, seek the help of a professional. Dr. Alice McKee is a board-certified family physician and offers patients in Jackson, Tennessee a range of weight management services. With the help of Dr. McKee and her team at 23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa, you can finally get those pounds off and keep them off. If you’re ready to reach your weight loss goals, call the office to schedule your appointment or book online now.

Weight Management Q & A

23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa

Why is weight management important?

In the United States, more than one-third of the adult population and almost 20% of children are obese. Another third of adults are overweight.

These issues with weight management lead to a wide range of chronic health conditions, including:

  • Type II Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Fatty Liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep Apnea

What is nutritional coaching?

Dr. McKee offers one-on-one personal nutritional coaching in conjunction with her experienced team, including Cindy Hall, M.A. During these private sessions, you learn healthier eating habits, focusing not on what foods you like, but what foods fuel your body and give it the vitamins and minerals it craves.

The team will review with you the type and quantities of food you should be eating on a daily basis, as well as what constitutes an appropriate portion.

Depending on your health needs, they may recommend condition-specific diets, such as low-sodium, low-carb, or heart-healthy. If that’s not necessary, Dr. McKee typically suggests eating a diet rich in:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Fish
  • Lean meats
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Whole grains

Dr. McKee may also give you a calorie goal, typically between 1,200-2,000 calories a day. That gives you a range of how much food you should be eating a day. You receive excellent handouts and a unique guidebook for reading and journaling, as you acquire a new eating lifestyle.

Dr. McKee may also discuss the empty calories you consume, which often occurs in sugary drinks. She may ask that you limit your coffee intake and drink mostly water instead of milk, juice, or soda.

What kind of lifestyle changes are important for weight loss?

When you see Dr. McKee and her team for weight management, you receive a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific weight loss goals and issues.

This treatment plan includes regular follow up visits for weighing, measurements, and nutritional counseling, as well as modifications and lifestyle changes that continue to support your weight loss goals. Depending on your needs, Dr. McKee may recommend:

  • 30 minutes of daily exercise
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Keeping a food diary
  • Improving sleep habits
  • Using stress management techniques
  • Lab testing
  • Health supplements

When you’re ready to make the changes necessary to lose your excess pounds and keep them off, contact the team at 23 SandstoneBody and Mind Spa. To schedule your appointment with Dr. McKee, call the office or book it easily online today.

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