Like many adults in the United States, many teens struggle with their weight. Carrying excess body fat during adolescence affects physical, emotional, and mental health. Cultivating a healthier lifestyle is very important at the adolescent age in order for them to grow into healthy adults. At Jersey Medical Weight Loss Center in North Brunswick, New Jersey, board certified obesity medicine specialist Aparna Chandrasekaran, MD, offers a comprehensive adolescent weight-loss program that focuses on healthy lifestyle and emotional well being. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
TEENS Program Q & A
When does a teen need help with weight loss?
When your teen gains more weight than is expected for their age and height, you may wonder what you should do. Helping your teen create healthier habits, such as making better food choices, engaging in regular physical activity, and getting an adequate amount of sleep, is a good place to start.
However, if your teen continues to struggle with their weight despite the healthy changes, obesity medicine specialist Dr. Chandrasekaran can help. Your teen’s weight struggles may be caused by more than just eating too much junk food and not getting enough exercise.
Dr. Chandrasekaran can help find the root cause of your teen’s weight gain and develop the most effective weight-loss program.
When you visit Jersey Medical Weight Loss Center for a weight-loss consultation, you can expect an in-depth evaluation for your teenager. During the visit, Dr. Chandrasekaran asks detailed questions about your teen’s weight struggles and medical history, as well as your family history.
She also reviews your family’s eating and exercise habits and conducts a thorough physical exam. To determine the underlying causes of your teen’s weight struggles, Dr. Chandrasekaran performs blood work, to screen for diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid problem, nutritional deficiencies, etc.. Food sensitivity testing using specialized testing may be required for a few patients.
What is included in the TEENS program?
The TEENS program at Jersey Medical Weight Loss Center is a comprehensive program that includes dietary counseling, behavioral counseling, along with pharmacological treatment if required to help your teen get to a healthier weight and to keep it off.
Dr. Chandrasekaran creates a unique, custom-made plan that meets your teen’s individual metabolic needs.
Our TEENS program stands for Teens’ Emotional, Exercise, and Nutritional support:
Comprehensive behavioral counseling for emotional eating, mood disorder or binge eating disorder
Dietary counseling to educate you and your teen about caloric intake and meal planning
The PatientConnect app for remote weight monitoring, calorie tracking, and support
Pharmacological treatment with FDA-approved medications when needed.
With the adolescent weight-loss program, Dr. Chandrasekaran helps you and your teen create habits that make it easy for your teen to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life.
For expert care for your teen from a weight-loss expert, contact Jersey Medical Weight Loss Center by phone or click the “request appointment” tool today.