Weight Loss

Psychiatry & Alternative Medicine located in Virginia Beach, VA

Weight Loss

About Weight Loss

Carrying excess weight is more than a cosmetic concern. It can also affect your self-esteem, sexual vitality, and overall health. At Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, psychiatry and alternative medicine specialist La Keisha Keneti, DNP, FNP-C, PMH-BC, gets to the source of weight challenges with comprehensive testing and personalized weight management plans. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a weight loss consultation.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why am I struggling with weight loss?

Weight loss is challenging for many people. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that guarantees fast weight loss. Dr. Keneti works with you to get to the root cause of stubborn weight. Her comprehensive medical weight loss plan begins with assessing the underlying factors that contribute to weight, such as:


Consuming a balanced diet and nutrient-rich foods supports healthy weight loss efforts. Understanding how different foods affect your metabolism, energy levels, and hunger is essential for creating sustainable eating habits that help you lose weight.

Metabolic disorders

Your metabolism is how your body converts food into energy. Certain metabolic conditions, such as thyroid disorders or insulin resistance, can affect metabolism and make weight loss more challenging.

Gut toxins

Your gut microbiome, which consists of trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms, aids in digestion, metabolism, and overall health. Disruptions in your gut health, such as imbalances in gut bacteria or inflammation, can affect weight regulation and lead to weight gain.


Genetics can influence your metabolism, appetite control, and fat storage. While you can’t change your genetic predispositions, understanding your genetic profile provides valuable insights into how your body responds to different dietary and lifestyle factors.

Physical inactivity

Regular physical activity is essential for burning calories, improving metabolism, and enhancing overall health.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Weight loss support from Dr. Keneti and her experienced team offers many unique benefits, including:

  • Personalized weight loss plans
  • Increased confidence and sexual vitality
  • Access to evidence-based strategies for healthy weight loss
  • Regular monitoring and adjustments to your weight loss plan 
  • Guidance on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes
  • Accountability and support from a dedicated team 
  • Education on sustainable habits for maintaining weight loss
  • Management of diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and other underlying conditions
  • Support for psychological factors contributing to weight gain

Dr. Keneti’s holistic weight loss approach integrates medical expertise with personalized support, empowering you to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Which tests do I need for effective weight loss?

Dr. Keneti may recommend a range of tests to design your personalized weight loss plan, including:

  • Mental Health Map DNA Test Kit 
  • Advanced cholesterol profile
  • Comprehensive stool analysis
  • Copper + zinc profile
  • Glyphosate test
  • GPL-TOX profile
  • Heavy metals test
  • IgG food map with candida + yeast
  • MycoTOX profile
  • Omega-3 index complete
  • Organic acids test (OAT)

Dr. Keneti and her team can help you optimize your weight loss journey by addressing underlying metabolic, hormonal, and genetic imbalances.

Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a weight loss consultation at Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care.