Weight Loss Specialist

Basant Farghaly, M.D. -  - Family Medicine

Basant Farghaly, M.D.

Family Medicine located in St Augustine, FL & Palm Coast, FL

Research shows that more than 2 in 3 American adults are considered overweight or obese. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or 50 pounds — or more — you can get personalized weight loss planning at Basant Farghaly MD. Dr. Farghaly offers effective weight loss solutions in her St. Augustine, Florida, clinic. Get started on your weight loss journey by scheduling an evaluation today. Book online or over the phone.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why do I gain weight?

The most common reasons for weight gain, or the inability to maintain a healthy weight, are poor diet and lack of exercise. But it’s not always that simple. Even if you follow the picture-perfect diet and exercise plan, it’s still possible to not drop a single pound. If this sounds familiar, your weight gain or weight fluctuations could stem from:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Genetic makeup
  • Insulin resistance
  • Abnormal fluid retention
  • Prescription medications, including steroids

Because losing weight can be difficult if you have an underlying medical issue, it’s important to have a thorough evaluation and blood testing before starting a weight loss plan.

How much weight should I lose?

Determining how much weight you need to lose depends on your body, but Dr. Farghaly can help you find an ideal body weight for your specific frame. She often starts by calculating your body mass index (BMI), which involves using a mathematical equation to evaluate your weight based on your height.

If your BMI is over 25.0, you might be considered overweight. The issue with the body mass calculation, though, is that it doesn’t account for muscle mass. So it’s not the only source Dr. Farghaly uses to determine how much weight you might need to lose.

To determine your ideal body weight, Dr. Farghaly may also:

  • Evaluate your body fat
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Check for biomarkers of chronic disease, like high cholesterol

Once you and Dr. Farghaly find the ideal weight range for your frame, she designs a custom weight loss plan to help you lose at least 1-2 pounds per week. By losing weight slowly and steadily, you have a higher likelihood of keeping it off.

What is the best weight loss plan?

While no one-size-fits-all weight loss plan exists, Dr. Farghaly has plenty of solutions. She combines various weight loss tools and techniques based on your lifestyle and how much weight you need to lose. Your customized weight loss plan can include:

  • FDA-approved prescription appetite suppressants or fat blocking medications
  • Targeted nutrition and dietary plans
  • Clinical-grade dietary supplements
  • Vitamin B12 or lipotropic injections
  • Exercise plans

You can order any suggested weight loss products directly through her office. Depending on your needs, Dr. Farghaly may also want you to check in for regular weigh-ins to help you stay on top of your weight loss goals.  

Schedule your weight loss consultation at Basant Farghaly MD. You can either request an appointment online or call the clinic directly.