Weight Loss Specialist

Trim & Slim Weight Loss Clinic

Weight Loss Clinic & Aesthetic Lasers located in Fountain City, Knoxville, TN

According to statistics compiled in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, more than two out of every three American adults are either overweight or obese. For those in and around Knoxville, Tennessee, the services of Lori Brummerstedt, ANP, BC, of Trim & Slim Weight Loss Clinic are a valuable resource. Losing weight is not always easy, but the team can help you achieve your goals. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

Research suggests that losing weight is more complicated than the simple math of calories in and calories out. Numerous factors can complicate weight loss efforts, some of which are in your control and others that are not. 

The American food supply is part of the problem. With fast food readily available in every town and grocery store shelves filled with highly processed food, it’s a wonder more Americans aren’t overweight or obese. 

Modern lifestyles are also partially to blame. Americans spend hours in front of various screens at home, at work, and in school, leaving precious little time for fresh air and exercise. High-stress levels also impede weight loss. 

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Being significantly overweight places an enormous strain on virtually every organ and system in your body. Some of the known health risks associated with being overweight or obese include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension

This is far from a comprehensive list. A multitude of health problems stems from carrying excess pounds. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

Working with a medical team to support your weight loss goals gives you access to advice and guidance as you move forward. The Trim & Slim Weight Loss Clinic team offers weight-loss counseling, nutritional information, and targeted fitness plans that are realistic and effective. 

The clinic also offers weight loss drugs and supplements that can help you reach your goals. Phentermine, topiramate, diethylpropion, and other medications can help control hunger and change your eating habits. Lipotropic injections, including the Megaburn injections, help you burn fat more efficiently. 

There are also all-natural appetite suppressants available including, Diucaps. Vitamin B-12 injections can also help by improving digestion and nutrient absorption.  

If you’d like to learn more about this approach to weight loss and weight management, stop by the office to speak with a member of the team. There is no need to book an appointment, and the office is open on Saturdays and for extended evening hours.