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Weight Loss That Works

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More and more we’re reading about medical research that shows how maintaining a healthy weight is the best way to get and stay healthy over time. But knowing we should lose weight and making it happen are two very different things. That’s why it’s important to have a strategy that will not only help you reach your goal but help you stay there going forward, too.

It’s important to understand that long-term weight loss requires a long-term commitment to the process. So you’ll also need to understand your motivation, and embrace it fully. Make a list of why this is important to you, and look at it whenever you feel tempted to stray. Some people find it helpful to post an actual written list in those places that are most tempting, such as on the door of the fridge or on the cookie jar.

Be realistic about the process. There’s nothing magical about this journey, and if you begin with the understanding that losing a pound or two a week is a success, you’ll feel better able to keep going. In terms of your overall weight loss goal, depending upon your specific needs it may be best to get your physician’s input. Losing 5% of your current weight is usually enough to lower your risk of certain diseases. Set process goals, too. These are the ways in which you plan to attack the issue, such as walking 30 minutes per day. Having strategies like this in place will help you make it all happen.

You’ll also need to work your way toward a new perspective on food and your lifestyle. Weight loss needs to be long term in order to be truly healthy, and that often means adjusting your lifestyle. There will be set backs, but with a long term plan in hand, you’ll be better able to quickly get back on the right path.

The most important thing to realize is that you don’t need to undertake this journey all by yourself. The medical team here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa can help you find the best strategies to make weight loss work best for you. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at If you prefer to instantly make your own appointment, download our convenient app. It’s available for free from iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

More Than Simply Looking Good at Golla’s

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Most of us realize that losing excess weight is important for better overall health, and that we’ll look that much better when carrying fewer pounds. But there are also specific health benefits from losing weight that often get overlooked in the weight loss conversation. Here are just a few of them that may just be the incentive you need to get started.

You’ll sleep better. Research has proven that losing 5% of your body weight can help you sleep better and longer every night. It’s also a fantastic way to alleviate sleep apnea without resorting to medical, mechanical, or adhesive measures. Plus your partner will appreciate how much less you’re apt to snore once you’ve slimmed down.

Your hormones will be much better balanced. Losing excess weight steadies your hormones and that in turn makes it easier to lose more or maintain your ideal weight. It’s the ultimate Catch 22 scenario. It all revolves around your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism and muscle strength through the release of hormones.

Given that we’re well into cold and flu season, you’ll be happy to know that losing weight will also help you avoid those viruses. Your immune system strengthens as you lose excess weight, and that in turn frees it up to fend off colds and the various strains of flu floating around at this time of year. . The process of leading a healthier lifestyle that leads to leaner muscle mass – a better diet, regular sleep, and more exercise – also reinforces your immunity.

All of this is well and good, but it can be difficult to lose excess weight without a good support system. Not to worry. The professional staff here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is on your side with weight loss plans that will be customized to your individual needs. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at

Our New Weight Loss Program

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Do you feel as though you have tried everything to lose weight? Fad diets, counting calories, hitting the gym … and the scale still doesn’t budge?

Let our medically trained staff help! We look at each patients individual history and needs and tailor our programs accordingly. We start the process with a Wellness blood panel to address patient specific need and maximize weight loss and work to rebuild your health and wellness.

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Main Highlights of our weight loss program:

– Medically trained staff that is treating the person as a whole
– Wellness Blood Test – Helps us to look at the patients overall health and wellness
– Accountability- weekly and daily to ensure program compliance
– Meal Plans- Patient specific

WELLNESS BLOOD TEST – Done at Initial Consultation includes:
Thyroid Panel
Lipid Panel
CMP- Complete Metabolic Panel
Hemoglobin A1C
Specific Male or Female Hormone Panels

For more information call us at – (412) 963-6677