Weight Loss Specialist

Weight Loss FAQ

Weight loss is such a pervasive, touchy subject in our culture, and the journey is so personal for every person who experiences it.

That’s why the health experts at Sugarloaf Wellness Center give their patients every weight-loss advantage with a doctor, three personal trainers, and an on-site fitness studio. Dr. David Kunz and Suzanne Luna, CPT, make sure you receive only the most effective, customized weight-loss solutions. If you live in the Lawrenceville, Georgia area, and you want to lose weight or just feel better, book a consultation over the phone or with the online scheduling system.

What causes weight gain?

If you consume more calories than you burn in a day, you gain weight. Your diet and activity levels are the main contributors to your weight.

However, medical conditions, certain medications, and hormone levels influence your weight too. The following medical conditions cause some people to gain weight:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Aging and the hormone changes during menopause often slow the metabolism and lead to unintentional weight gain.

What are the medical benefits of weight loss?

Excess weight increases your risk of many diseases and puts additional pressure on your bones and joints. Luckily, even just a slight weight reduction can reduce inflammation levels in the body, relieve joint pressure, and lower your disease risk.

According to the Obesity Action Coalition, a small 5-10% weight loss lowers your risk of the following conditions. 

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some cancers

How can you help me lose weight?

The experts at Sugarloaf Wellness Center promote a holistic approach to weight loss, incorporating nutrition, fitness, and medical support to help you create effective, lasting weight-loss results.


You should follow a reduced-calorie, balanced eating plan for the best weight-loss results. Suzanne and Dr. Kunz provide nutritional guidelines to help you learn about the healthiest food choices. They also show you how to use smart food pairings and proper portions for weight control.


Regular physical activity provides a host of benefits for your body, aside from your appearance. Exercise helps increase your metabolism, strengthens your muscles and bones, improves heart function, boosts mood, and so much more.

Your personal trainer designs an exercise plan to promote weight loss. They provide support and lead you through workout sessions at the onsite fitness studio.

Medical Support

Sugarloaf Wellness Center offers you access to three personal trainers and a doctor.

Dr. Kunz provides medical support to help rule out medical conditions, accommodate your injuries, and provide medical supervision for your weight loss. He can also test for and treat any hormone dysfunctions that interfere with your weight loss journey.

Dr. Kunz can also help support your efforts with weight-loss prescriptions, hormone therapy, and supplements in some instances.

If you would like to lose weight with the full support of Sugarloaf Wellness Center, call or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.


Sugarloaf Wellness Center
1655 Lebanon Road, Suite C
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 404-919-6649

Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sun Closed

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Perisseia Primary Care and Wellness
1655 Lebanon Road, Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-682-2024

Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sat-Sun Closed