Obesity is now recognized as a disease just like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Experience the difference a physician monitored weight loss program can make. Not only will you lose weight fast, without sacrificing your health, but it’s also safe and designed to maintain weight loss permanently. Even patients with high blood pressure, prediabetes ,diabetes, metabolic syndrome , obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, or thyroid disease can safely lose weight on our program.
We are dedicated to helping you to attain and maintain your weight loss goals through behavior modification, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
As you are aware, no one program is optimal for everyone. Together, we will design a unique program around your needs and to your satisfaction.
Your success story will begin with you. No one should be allowed to take control of your life. Your journey begins with a detailed one-on-one conversation with you and the health care provider. We promise you will never be rushed.
The process involves going over your medical history and life events in detail with you. Then we need to establish realistic goals. If you wish to proceed with the program, then you will get a complete set of lab test and EKG. Additionally, we will also do a full thyroid work up, check your hormone levels, such estradiol, testosterone etc., which change as we age. A complete physical exam will also be done.
We will call you the next day to discuss your lab test results and EKG. The Lifestyle modification process involves weight loss and weight maintenance programs, hormone optimization, nutritional, behavioral and exercise counseling. All the different program option’s will be discussed in detail with you.
There are numerous options to aid you in the journey to a healthy you .Together we will design a unique program to fit your needs.
Depending on your lab work, we can start the uniquely designed program for you or make changes as necessary. Many times the missing link in the quest for weight loss and healthy life are the hormones. Should you need hormone replacement we can discuss it in detail with you in the clinic.
All the nutritional programs that you have read about are available! ( Yes! most of them except the magical 3 day weight loss diets ) From the 800 calorie VLCD diet to a 1500 LCD diet, the FAST diet , with various combinations of meal replacements are all available.
A VLCD is defined medically as a diet of 800 calories per day or less. A VLCD is primarily a medically supervised for severely or morbidly obese individuals with BMI more than 30 or more than 27 with comorbid conditions who must lose or wish to lose large amounts of weight as rapidly as possible in a safe manner. A VLCD is generally safe for women who are approximately 40 pounds or more overweight and for men who are approximately 50 pounds or more overweight.
Scientifically designed and highly effective meal replacement products are used exclusively. Commercial formulas, usually liquid shakes, soups, or bars are used which replace all your regular meals. These formulas are not the same as the meal replacements you can find at grocery stores or pharmacies, which are meant to replace one or two meals a day.
BENEFITS OF A VLCD:This may significantly help in benefiting medical conditions related to obesity, including diabetes, heart disease ,high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Seeing such rapid results and the benefits to health really motivates a lot of people with obesity.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THIS DIET ONLY BE DONE UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION. THERE ARE SIDE EFFECTS THAT CAN BE PREVENTED WITH MONITORING.
YOUR TEAM OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WILL INFORM YOU ABOUT IT.
We also prescribe FDA approved weight loss medication as long as you are under medical supervision. Phenteramine, Contarve and Belvique, just to name a few.
Phentermine(Fastin, Adipex brand name)
Phentermine is the most commonly prescribed prescription appetite suppressant in the world, accounting for 50% of the prescriptions. Phentermine first received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1959 as an appetite suppressant for the short-term treatment of obesity. In the US, phentermine is currently sold under the brand names Ionamin® andAdipex-P®. It is also available as a generic medication, known as ‘phentermine’. Previously, it was sold under the name Fastin®.It is not known how this medication helps people to lose weight. It may work by decreasing your appetite, affecting parts of the brain or increasing the amount of energy used by the body.
Information about other weight loss drugs can be requested at the clinic.
Believe it or not: At Lifestyle we do believe in lot of natural supplements. You will be offered some of the best supplements available in the market. Supplements are important in maintain good health.
SO LETS’ START YOUR BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY TO A HEALTHY YOU.
We’ll be with you every step of the way to your success!