Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Victor, ID

Weight loss can be far more complicated than just cutting calories and exercising. At Boost, with office in Victor, Idaho, double board-certified physician Allison Mulcahy, MD, provides patient-specific weight loss guidance that focuses on the true underlying issues that have kept you from losing weight previously. With this cutting-edge holistic care, you can maximize your body’s efficiency in burning fat and achieving a healthy weight. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you for help now.

Weight Loss Q&A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Losing weight has many benefits, including: 

  • Preventing Type 2 diabetes 
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Preventing cardiovascular disease
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Preventing autoimmune illness
  • Preventing injury
  • Reducing inflammation


All of these benefits come together to greatly improve your whole-body health. 

Why is weight loss so difficult?

Weight loss is a challenge to many people, particularly as they age or develop other chronic health issues. The main reason why weight loss is such a challenge may simply be that you’re approaching it the wrong way. 

Difficulty in maintaining a healthy weight is usually a symptom of an imbalance or problem in your body. For that reason, simply eating less and exercising more may not solve the problem. 

In fact, eating less and increasing exercise could actually make it more difficult to lose weight if you don’t deal with the underlying factors involved in your weight gain. 

Dr. Mulcahy addresses all of these factors so you can achieve successful and long-lasting weight loss.

What does the weight loss program involve?

At Boost, Dr. Mulcahy creates patient-specific weight loss plans. She performs extensive functional medicine testing to determine all of the factors involved in your weight gain. Some of the many factors that may play a role in your weight difficulties include: 

  • Poor thyroid function
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Mitochondrial damage
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Inflammation
  • Stress 


In most cases, a hormone called leptin is a major contributor to weight problems. Leptin regulates body weight by sending signals to the brain regarding fat storage in the body. 

However, if you have leptin resistance — a problem usually related to overly high leptin levels, inflammation, and high levels of free fatty acids — your brain can’t perceive fat in the body. This can lead to considerable difficulty with weight loss.

Dr. Mulcahy tests for all of these factors to create a path for weight loss success. In most cases, an anti-inflammatory diet, stress management, and mitochondrial support can help you achieve excellent results. 

Boost also has health coaches who can help you implement lifestyle changes that get you on your way toward your weight loss goals. Your coach works as your partner, providing support and accountability to help you succeed.

For weight loss help that is customized for you, call Boost or click on the provided online scheduling link now.