February 27, 2013

Weight Loss

Our weight loss programs address the endocrine and metabolic deficiencies in the body that lead to unwanted weight gain and poor weight loss.  It is key to evaluate hormone levels and formulate a diet based on your individual need and body type to gain the most from your program.  Men and women are different and as such our programs will differ from patient to patient.

What is involved in weight-loss treatment?

Our weight loss program serves to improve glandular and metabolic function while evoking fat loss and improvement of health.  It is a “holistic” program that encourages emotional and physical wellness which allows you to lose substantial stores of body fat and calibrate your metabolism.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

Weight loss varies between 0.5 pound and 3 pounds per day. The average for men being 1-2 pounds per day, and the average for women 0.5-1 pound a day.

Are there specific foods I should or should not eat while on the diet?

This will be discussed with you during your weight management consultation prior to starting the diet program.  Forms are to be filled out and brought to your first weight management consultation prior to starting the program.

Will I keep the weight off?

After the diet, you will find your appetite has changed, your eating behavior will have changed and your body will of course, have changed. This is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight. You will find a minimum amount of exercise will be sufficient for maintaining a very healthy body- from yoga, to 15 minutes a day cardio a day, or whatever you enjoy, that you’re your heart moving. With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat. Among the people who have tried this program, 75 to 90% have had hardly any or no difficulty keeping their new, ideal weight.

Why the 500 calorie diet?

While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is your body using thousands of calories from fat from your body each day.

Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?

It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week. You will find even very tiny servings, to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released.

So do I just eat 500 calories and follow a weight loss program?

For the most effective and efficient treatment of weight loss and hormone balancing we recommend a liver/lymph detox along with a colon cleanse prior to starting the program.  Toxins tend to reside in fat deposits in the body, and when released rapidly people will tend to not feel so great.  We don’t just offer one weight loss program, but we will design a customized weight loss treatment plan specifically designed for you. We don’t sell packaged diet food, vitamins or weight loss pills; all of our programs including eating real food you can find in any grocery store.

For more information or to setup your weight management consultation, contact us directly.