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Just can’t shed those pounds?

Benefits of Weight Loss

Our passion is making weight loss comfortable and permanent for our patients. We are dedicated to your total success. Everyone wants to feel good and look good, but we would also like to point out that losing even just a few pounds can significantly impact your health risk factors. Being overweight can increase your risk for diabetes, cardiac disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, and certain forms of cancer. Losing weight now may alleviate or prevent the onset of many of these chronic conditions.

As medical professionals, we know the toll extra weight can exact on the body. We also know how difficult weight loss can be. We are here to integrate medical knowledge into strategies and treatments that help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Whatever your motivation may be… health, fitness, family, longevity, confidence… all are worthy reasons to start your weight loss now.

If your weight is keeping you from achieving your dreams of a happy and healthy life… you've come to the right place! SI Medical Weight Loss in Marion, Illinois can help you lose weight and keep it off!

Our Physician, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nutritionists and Medical Assistants are here to assist you on your way to safe, simple and affordable weight loss. Nutritional counseling from our registered dietician and nurse practitioners will help you maintain your weight loss by introducing healthy changes to your eating habits.

  • Medical professionals dedicated to weight loss
  • Clinically proven weight loss program
  • High protein weight loss formulas
  • Weight maintenance plans available

Medication for Weight Loss

After the demise of "Fen-Phen" and "Redux" on the American market, media portrayed this as the end of diet pills, and left the public at large with the impression that nothing could be done for people with excess pounds. The alternative market jumped in at this time to fill the vacuum, offering herbal Fen-Phen, a misnomer since no such things exist. This is simply a mixture of herbs that have been sold for a long time and produce minimal efficacy or potency when compared with the synthetic diet pills obtained by prescription only.

Don't be discouraged.

There are many safe and effective options available! The drug Phentermine, a component of "Fen-Phen", has been on the American market since 1959 and used extensively. The FDA did not take it off the market when they pulled Pondimin (the brand name for Fenfluramine) off the shelves. Phentermine is not associated with the serious condition Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.

Wellness Lifestyle Tips

Change Unhealthy Habits

Changing habits is like starting a new job, the first couple of weeks are stressful and disorienting, but if you just hang in there, you will feel at home before you know it. There are three things that have to happen to successfully change a habit. The first is that you must make the decision to change. When you make a decision, you are affirming to yourself that you are willing to go to any length to make your wishes come true. This means that you will need to completely eliminate the word "try" from your vocabulary. When you say "I'll try to do my exercises," you are leaving an open door to not doing them. Then in your mind, if you don't do your exercises, that's okay because you only said you would "try" to do them. If you want to successfully change your habits to live a healthier life, you cannot leave an open door to your old habits. You need to just do it, just make a decision and not look back.

The second thing

Is to act “as if.” Whenever you change what you are doing, it will feel unnatural. It may feel like you are doing something wrong, funny, or something that is just not you. In a way you are right. When you change a habit, you are by definition acting in a way that is 'just not you.' But in a very short time, it will feel normal and it will seem strange that you ever acted any different.

The third is to work on yourself every day. The highest demonstration of a healthy and growing self-image and self-esteem is the commitment to work on yourself each and every day. You experience an elevated consciousness when you realize your power to step up to your greatness or default to your weakness with every challenge, distraction and decision. Working on yourself with consistency and persistence connects you to your inner wisdom and inner strength to become unstoppable.