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Weight Loss Programs

What you need to know about weight loss

  • Overweight and obesity can increase the risk for many chronic illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. 
  • More than 1 in 3 adults struggle with obesity. 
  • Just 1 in 4 adults meet the physical activity guidelines required for healthy living.
  • Louisiana reports the 4th highest obesity rate in the U.S.
  • Obesity, depression, and stress are biochemically linked, with each tending to increase the risk and severity of the others.


Obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease that affects a significant portion of adults and children across the country. Individuals with a BMI over 30 are considered obese, while individuals with a BMI over 25 are considered overweight. These conditions affect almost all aspects of life, correlated to poorer mental health, limited mobility, hypertension, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.

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If you are overweight or obese and have decided to lose weight, even modest weight loss can mean big health benefits. A schedule that includes time for better eating habits and daily physical activity is instrumental for maintaining a healthy weight and preventing weight gain. Enrolling in our Weight Loss program may also help you take the first steps toward a healthier future. During this weight management program, your care team will develop a personalized plan just for you, help you stay on track, teach you about nutrition, and cheer you on as you reach your goals.


How can I prepare for my appointment? 

Plan ahead and be sure to give your doctor all the information that you can. It’s important that you take the time to paint a full picture, telling the whole story. Keep a daily record of your mood and response to any medication, reporting any trends to your doctor. Click here for more patient information.

About AVALA Care 

The AVALA Care team is here for patients of all ages. We treat patients from the age of 16 years old. While AVALA Care specializes in managing and preventing a variety of health conditions, patients who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should consult a doctor who specializes in prenatal care for the duration of their pregnancy. Read more about AVALA.

Contact us

To learn more about how we can help you on your journey to wellness, contact us today. A representative will be in touch shortly.