Weight Loss Specialist

Optimal Performance Medicine -  - Internal Medicine

Optimal Performance Medicine

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Woodstock, GA

You’re not alone if you struggle with your weight. More than 60% of adults in Georgia are overweight or obese. Deciding that you’re ready to make a change and lose weight is the first step in the right direction to better health. Health coach Michael Skardasis, MD, and his team at Optimal Performance Medicine in Woodstock, Georgia, understand the impact good nutrition has on your health. They want to help you achieve your weight loss goals and create better health. To learn more about the weight-loss program at Optimal Performance Medicine, call today or request an appointment online.

Weight Loss

What are the benefits of weight loss?

The team at Optimal Performance Medicine gets excited when patients come to the office motivated to make the changes necessary to create better health. If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at greater risk of developing chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Losing weight reduces your risk and helps you get off the medication you take to control these health conditions.


Other benefits of weight loss include:


  • Less joint pain
  • Better sleep
  • Boost in self-confidence
  • More energy
  • Lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure numbers


Not to mention, you may fit into your favorite pair of jeans again.

What type of diet do I need to follow to lose weight?

The team at Optimal Performance Medicine sees the role good nutrition plays in health and wellness. While you may think of a restrictive diet that cuts out all your favorite foods, the team is more focused on helping you understand how much you benefit by including more nutrient-rich foods in your diet.


Your weight-loss diet includes a variety of foods from all the food groups so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to function at its best and improve overall health. Additionally, many of these healthy foods contain nutrients, such as protein and fiber, that help you feel full so you don’t ever feel deprived.

Do I need to exercise for weight loss?

Exercise is an important component of any good weight-loss plan. Your specialist at Optimal Performance Medicine creates an exercise program that suits your fitness level and lifestyle. Exercise is especially important for long-term weight control.

What can I expect from a health coach?

Weight loss isn’t easy, and sometimes you need a little extra support from a professional. Dr. Skardasis is a health coach who provides you with the support, motivation, and education you need for success on your weight-loss plan.


He is currently developing a program to help you get the support and guidance you need to create that healthy life you crave.


Weight loss is hard, but when you have an experienced team of professionals working with you, you can succeed. Call Optimal Performance Medicine today or book an appointment online.