We don’t tell our patients “eat less and exercise more”, we know it is easier said then done. We have a multi-disciplinary approach to our Supervised Weight Loss Program. Here is a step by step breakdown of how it works:
Not all our weight gain is due to overeating, some of the excess weight could be the result of hormonal imbalances due to certain tumors or other illnesses.
Other health issues such as fluid retention could cause you to gain excess amounts of weight in short period of time, this could be due to certain heart, liver or kidney conditions that will need to be addressed at your Doctors Examination.
As your Doctor addresses your health first, it could be discovered that the weight gain could be due to the side effects of certain medications you are currently on. Our team of experienced doctors will rule out secondary causes of weight gain prior to starting your Weight Loss Program. Our trained providers will make sure that you are medically fit to undergo the Weight Loss Program by appropriately running tests to help avoid any complications in achieving weight loss goals.
As you start our Weight Loss Program you will start lose weight, as positive outcome of this, you will need to have certain medications adjusted or be advise to stop taking since they will not be needed. As medications are adjusted you might still continue to take certain medications that are needed, otherwise you can have serious side effects.
Body Fat & Metabolism Analysis:
We use current state of the art powerful software and equipment to analyze your current body fat content. Based on the data we gather from the analyze and using medical equations we are able to calculate what your daily allowed calorie intake should be. This information will allow us to tailor-make your Weight Loss Program Plan specifically for you.
Diet Log Analysis:
Our Weight Loss Program coordinator will review your weekly food log and then help you adjust your plan for each of your daily meals. These weekly adjustments will help you stay within your required calorie budget but still have a healthy and tasty portion of the diet left to keep you adherent to the plan for long term results without you being burnt out.
Weight Loss Tools:
We will introduce you to current applications and tools that are relatively easy to use on your own to help you keep track of your calorie counting on daily basis. Allowing you to keep track of your remaining daily calorie intake and calories burnt with exercise, these tools will help you accomplish your weight loss goals.
FDA Approved Medications:
To help booster plateaus after weeks of being on the Weight Loss Program, our physicians might suggest adding prescribed medications that are safe & effective and approved by the FDA for weight loss. Such medications include: Orlistat, Lorcaserin, Phentermine-Topiramate, Bupropion-Naltrexone, Liraglutide and Benzphetamine, these medications will help continue your weight loss journey while being monitored by your physician and adjusted if needed.
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Supplements: There is no role of supplements in weight loss. It is all about calories intake which should be less than calories burnt. That is all which really matters who is you get there and sustain that negative calorie intake so you can burn fat.
Choline is an amino acid normally found in eggs, beef, cauliflower, beans, and some nuts. It assists in metabolizing fats, and helps to prevent fatty deposits in both the arteries and the liver itself. There is not lot of studies supporting its role in weight loss.
Methionine works in chemical reaction that get rid of the byproducts of protein metabolism. It also acts to prevent fatty deposits in the arteries and liver. As such, methionine has a protective effect on the liver and kidneys. Natural sources of methionine include fish, meats, sesame seeds and brazil nuts.There is not lot of studies supporting its role in weight loss.
Inositol is an amino acid that combines with choline to produce lecithin, which is protective of the arteries, heart, and liver. Inositol also plays a role in healthy nervous system functioning and the action of serotonin, showing promising results in lowering the severity of mood disorders such as depression. Natural sources of inositol are found in nuts, vegetables, raisins and bananas. There is not lot of studies supporting its role in weight loss.
Treatment Methods and Safety:
There is some anecdotal evidence that B12 and lipotropic injections may assist in weight loss. According to Mayo Clinic.com, there's no solid evidence that vitamin B-12 in any form, including injections, improves weight loss. There is not lot of studies supporting its role in weight loss.
We sometimes recommend other proven supplements or protocols to be used in weight loss program if you are having difficulty in loosing weight.
EMS Abdominal Belt:
Abs belts are a type of Electrical Muscle Stimulator (EMS) that may help strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles after weight loss has been achieved. These EMS belts are part of our Weight Loss Program that are recommended after the patient has lost weight. The EMS belt does not reduce fat but instead helps tone up your core abdominal muscles.