Weight Management Clinic

Weight Management Clinic

We provide the following services in our clinic:

  • Weight and body mass assessment
  • Personalised dietary recommendations and plans
  • Lifestyle programs
  • Weight loss (or weight gain) medications
  • Access to allied health professionals (dietitian, psychologist, diabetes educator, etc). Bulk
    billing sessions available under a care plan
  • Access to endocrinologist (Dr Amin Sharifi)
  • Consultation and referral to bariatric surgery (Dr Mani Nizai)

What is the ideal weight?

The ideal weight is determined by age, gender, ethnicity, height and physiological status.

It is more useful to use a variable called body mass index (which is comparable for ethnic group, age and gender, and is corrected for height).

Body mass index (or BMI): = Weight (kilograms) / Height in power of two (in metres)

The ideal body mass index for Australian population is between 18.5 and 25.

What causes weight gain?

You gain weight if the calorie intake exceeds the energy expenditure. In other word, when the energyin is more than energy-out, you put on weight over time. It sounds so simple, but in real life, the causes
of weight gain are far more complex than what is mentioned above. Weight gain is affected by the
many factors including:

  • Genetic factors
  • Physiological factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Psychological factors

Holistic approach is recommended for management of ideal body weight.

Why is it difficult to lose weight?

As mentioned above, gaining weight is multifactorial and happens over time. Usually a long term plan is needed to address all aspects of weight gain including physiological, environmental and psychological aspects. Dietary choices, behavioural changes, physical activity, and weight loss medications work hand in hand to help you lose weight. Sticking to one factor and forgetting about the other ones, usually leads to a failure.

Therefore, you need the help from experts to manage to optimise your body weight.

Other services:

Apart from management of obesity, we provide services to the patient’s with the following conditions:

  • Chronic or Specific nutritional deficiency
  • Anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa
  • Chronic kidney impairment and nutrition
  • Chronic liver disease and nutrition
  • Chronic heart failure and nutrition
  • Clinical Sports nutrition/ Elite Athlete nutrition
  • Pregnancy and post-partum nutrition
  • Nutrition in infancy and childhood

Make a 30 min booking with Dr Ash for the initial consultation and planning. Further sessions will be
organised after the initial assessment. You can call us on 5911 7014 or book online.

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