Weight Loss Specialist

Zhuping Chang, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Zhuping Chang, MD

Internal Medicine located in Plainsboro, NJ

Your weight can have serious implications for your overall health. Consequently, Zhuping Chang, MD, routinely helps patients with weight loss at her practice in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Dr. Chang offers personalized treatments, medications, and lifestyle modification plans that help men and women achieve their weight loss goals. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Do I need to focus on weight loss? 

Determining if you’re overweight isn’t always black and white. What’s more important is leading an active lifestyle at a healthy weight. Dr. Chang can help you figure out a healthy weight range for you by evaluating your bone density, muscle, and fat – also known as your body composition. 

The fat in your body is a key measurement she’ll consider. A commonly used indicator is a calculation known as the body mass index (BMI). It’s not foolproof, but assessing your BMI calculations can help you understand how much of your body is composed of fat. 

Dr. Chang can help you figure out your BMI, or you can use an online BMI calculator by plugging in your height and weight. Here are the different BMI ranges: 

  • Under 18.5: below ideal weight.
  • Between 18.5 and 25: ideal weight
  • Between 25 and 30: overweight
  • Over 30: obese

Being thin and having a healthy BMI aren’t the same thing. During regular checkups, Dr. Chang can offer physical exams and other screenings to make sure your weight is healthy. 

Why is weight loss important? 

Being overweight or obese increases your risk of many serious health conditions, including: 

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease 
  • Strokes
  • Different forms of cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy problems

Developing a weight loss plan that works for you to improve your overall health is a surefire way to enhance your quality of life. It’s an excellent way to get underlying health problems under control, lengthen your life expectancy, and even positively impact your mental health. 

How do I achieve my weight loss goals?  

Dr. Chang provides weight loss consultations to patients hoping to blaze their own weight loss path. If you’re serious about developing a personalized weight loss plan, she’ll work with you to figure out what will work best for your needs, body, and lifestyle. 

In most cases, weight loss plans first require a conversation between you and your provider. Dr. Chang will aim to understand your goals and desired results. Weight loss plans often involve a combination of treatments and medication management. 

Lifestyle modification counseling is often the most important part of your weight loss plan. Dr. Chang can help you integrate healthy nutrition and diet practices into your everyday life, as well as realistic exercise regimens. Over time, she’ll monitor your progress and help you alter your plan accordingly. 

To learn more about how Dr. Chang helps patients achieve their weight loss goals and turn their lives around, call the office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.