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Nutrition FAQ's (4)

What are the facts about fat?

Avoiding foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol is one way to reduce your risk for heart disease.  Despite what you may have heard, though, fats aren’t necessarily bad for you – your body needs a certain amount … Continue reading

Will I go hungry on your medical weight loss program?

No, not at all. In fact, many of our patients report an increase in energy and reduced hunger!

What types of foods will I be allowed to eat?

The program at Horizon Weight Loss is different from many mainstream weight loss programs in that it is not based on prepackaged foods. We encourage a diet that consists of real, grocery-store food. Most importantly, we will work to educate … Continue reading

What are calories & why do they count?

Losing, gaining or maintaining your weight depends on how many calories you take in and use up during the day. It’s a simple equation called Energy Balance: If you eat more than your body needs, you store the extra calories as fat. … Continue reading

Exercise FAQ's (2)

Exercise – What’s right for you?

Our bodies need regular activity, especially if they are carrying around extra weight.  Satisfying this need requires a definite plan, and a commitment. Although any kind of physical movement will burn calories, the type of exercise that uses the most … Continue reading

Why exercise?

Maybe you’ve never exercised before and you’re afraid to start. Or perhaps you’ve started an exercise program – more than once – that fell by the wayside. However many reasons you have for not exercising, there are at least as … Continue reading

Finance FAQ's (3)

Will my insurance cover any portion of the program’s cost?

The best way to answer this question is to speak with your insurance provider directly. Your agent will be able to help you determine whether your treatment will be eligible for reimbursement.  

Will I be required to pay in advance or sign a contract?

No. Our patients are never required to pay in advance or sign a contract.

Will I be able to use a flex spending program or health savings account?

Yes, if you have a credit card for the account. However, Horizon Weight Loss does not accept personal checks as a form of payment.

Genearal Health FAQ's (4)

Can I participate in the program if I am currently on a variety of medications?

Fortunately, there are very few medications which interact negatively with our medical weight loss program. When you visit our office for a consultation, a practitioner will review your medical history thoroughly and discuss your options with you.

Can I participate in the program if I have diabetes?

Yes! Our medical weight loss program is closely supervised by a physician. So if you’re suffering from a medical condition, like diabetes, you can be treated with your physician’s permission.

What is obesity and how can it be handled?

As the fastest growing health concern for Americans, obesity affects one in every three U.S. adults— and is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death.  According to The World Health Organization, obesity is “one of the greatest neglected health problems … Continue reading

Can I participate in the Horizon Weight Loss program if I am not overweight?

To be eligible for the Horizon Weight Loss program, a patient must have a BMI of 27 or higher. In special situations, we may approve a patient who has a 25 or 26 BMI—the best course of action is to … Continue reading