Weight Management

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine located in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, Fountain Valley & Costa Mesa, CA

If you want to improve your health and reduce the risk of obesity-related conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, the holistic medical providers at Health Atlast can help. They create customized weight management plans to suit every lifestyle at five clinics in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, and Fountain Valley, California. To take the first step on the path to better health, call or book a weight management consultation online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is a Healthy Weight?

Because every person is unique, there’s no such thing as one ideal weight for everyone. Body mass index (BMI) is one way to gauge your ideal weight range for your height. You can determine your BMI by entering your height and weight in a free BMI calculator online.

Then, you can check where your BMI falls on the weight spectrum, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  • BMI less than 18.5 is underweight
  • BMI of 18.5-24.9 is ideal
  • BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight
  • BMI greater than 30 indicates obesity


More than 70% of American adults over age 20 qualify as overweight or obese and the numbers of children with obesity are on the rise. However, BMI has certain limitations. This number doesn’t consider the difference between body fat and muscle mass.

If you’re concerned about your weight and its effect on your health, the best thing to do is talk to one of the compassionate providers at Health Atlast. They work with you to create a realistic and easy-to-follow regimen that fits your lifestyle.

How Can Losing Weight Improve My Health?

Carrying excess weight puts more stress on your body and makes your heart work harder. Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many dangerous medical conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Mental health conditions like depression
  • Certain cancers, including colon, breast, and endometrial
  • Women’s health problems like irregular periods and infertility


Losing even a small amount of weight, like 5%-10% of your total body weight, can significantly improve several health metrics, including blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood cholesterol.

What Should I Expect from Medical Weight Management?

Weight loss can seem daunting, especially if you feel like you’ve already tried everything. The highly trained providers at Health Atlast create an individualized plan to help you achieve and maintain your healthiest weight.

The philosophy at Health Atlast is the less medicine, the better. That’s why they offer nutritional counseling and medical weight management at their holistic, multidisciplinary practice. When you work with the team at Health Atlast, you can address the underlying cause of your health problems instead of taking a laundry list of medications.

To schedule your weight management consultation, call Health Atlast or book online today.