Weight Loss

Vibrant Wellness Clinic

Internal Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Enumclaw, WA

Obesity is a national health crisis with as many as 7 out of 10 adults in the US considered overweight or obese. Being overweight isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it causes a wide range of chronic, life-changing health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Emi K. Hosoda provides weight loss planning, functional medicine and holistic primary care in Enumclaw, WA. Dr. Hosoda serves Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Buckley, South King County, Seattle and Seattle’s East side, Issaquah, Bellevue, and Pierce County. Dr. Hosoda has a nation-wide following and has patients who travel far and wide to seek her care.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

Being overweight or obese affects your entire body and increases your chances of developing chronic health conditions, like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis

Losing even a small amount of weight (10-20 pounds) can make a marked difference in your health. Along with lowering your chances of developing the chronic issues listed above, by maintaining a healthy weight you’re also able to:

  • Sleep better
  • Stabilize your hormone levels
  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Increase your energy levels

Losing weight also boosts your self-esteem, which also goes a long way toward improving your overall wellbeing.

What weight loss treatments do you offer?

Dr. Hosoda customizes your weight loss plan to your current weight, state of health, and lifestyle. Your plan may include one or a combination of the following:

Diet and exercise

Though challenging to maintain, eating a well-rounded, nutritious diet and getting regular exercise are the first steps to reducing your weight. The practice helps you modify your lifestyle to incorporate these changes and can help you create a dietary or exercise plan that speeds up your weight loss.

Medication

If you need more than diet and exercise to help you with your weight loss, Dr. Hosoda can prescribe weight-loss medication to suppress your appetite.

Surgical

In extreme cases of obesity, Dr. Hosoda recommends various types of bariatric surgery in which the surgeon reduces the size of your stomach.

Dr. Hosoda also provides counseling to help you make healthier lifestyle choices and to stick to them till they become habitual. 

Is professionally guided weight loss right for me?

Professional weight loss management at Vibrant Wellness Clinic is for anyone trying to manage their weight. At your initial consultation, Dr. Hosoda performs a detailed physical examination and discusses your medical history and weight loss goals. 

Dr. Hosoda uses the body mass index (BMI) that measures your weight in proportion to your height to assess whether you’re overweight or obese. If your BMI is between 25 and 30, you’re considered overweight, and if it’s over 30, you’re considered medically obese. 

If you’re in either of these categories, or if you’re looking to maintain your weight, get started on your personalized weight loss plan, and use the online scheduling tool, or call the office to book your consultation today.