Weight Loss Program

Obesity can cause a range of problems in children including:

  • Anxiety/depression
  • Type II diabetes
  • Worsened asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Joint pain
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Dr. Hes’ weight loss patients range in age from 2 to 21 years of age, and Dr. Hes designs an individual plan for each patient. The plans include education, lifestyle modification, behavior modification, and a fitness component. Dr. Hes does not believe in using meal plans for children, as they are often very expensive and usually yield only temporary results. The goal of Dr. Hes’ weight loss program is to provide both her patients and their families the tools for healthy living.

Coming up with a Realistic Plan:

Taking the initial steps to make an appointment can be challenging, however, these steps are the beginning to a healthier life for your child. Dr. Hes will discuss with the patient about being healthy on the inside, and provide tools to reach realistic goals. Each patient will receive a weight loss plan that is specific to their needs.

Obtaining the Best Results:

Dr. Hes will discuss the role of the family and caregivers as weight loss programs are usually more successful if there is a support system in place. Finally, Dr. Hes will discuss the correlation between physical activity, weight less, and overall well-being. It is important to note that in addition to being a physician, Dr. Hes is also a personal trainer, and works to develop the best possible fitness plan for each child.