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Weight Management

General practitioners know their patients and are in the perfect position to help patients with their weight loss. Your doctor knows about the most effective, scientifically proven weight loss options including lifestyle changes, medications and surgery.

Dr Kirsten Henderson at Sage Medical has the knowledge and experience to tailor a personal weight loss program plan of clinically proven solution to fit with your lifestyle and give you results.

Our main focus is around long-term health benefits of weight loss and helping you to achieve a healthy weight, which you can maintain for the rest of your life.

Our program includes an initial assessment by Dr Kirsten Henderson who has special interest in the area.​

At Sage Medical, we have a multidisciplinary approach to manage your weight. Following your initial assessment, you might be referred to a team of dietitians and exercise physiologists who will help you to achieve your goals.​

They provide professional and medically proven solutions, support, and a tailored dietary and exercise program which suits your goals.

You will also have regular follow-ups to help you achieve your goals.

Some Weight Loss Tips:

Lifestyle Changes

The first step in achieving a healthy weight is committing to changes in your lifestyle. If you want to lose weight, you need to change your energy balance by taking in less energy to your body than it uses. You can do this by altering your diet (eating habits), increasing exercise and changing your behaviour. Behavioural changes mean first getting an understanding of the factors and/or behaviours that have contributed to you becoming overweight, or have stopped you from losing weight. Your doctor may refer you to a psychologist, counsellor or behavioural therapist for help with this.

Pre-prepared Meals and VLED’s

Various commercially prepared meal programs are available. These can help by providing energy controlled meals. Other options include VLED (very low energy diet) products and meal replacements. A VLED product (e.g. shakes and bars) can be used to replace all or some meals. This option should be used with supervision from your doctor as part of a weight management program. VLEDs should not be confused with meal replacements. Meal replacements are not nutritionally complete, so there is a danger you could end up with malnutrition if you ONLY eat meal replacements.

Weight Loss Medications

Weight reducing medications may be used as part of an overall weight loss program that includes diet, exercise and behaviour changes. There are several weight loss medications that are currently approved for use in Australia. It is important that you speak to our doctors to discuss your options.