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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Vitamin B12 is an dietary molecular complex and is involved in the healthy functioning of the central nervous system, blood formation, and cellular metabolism. For individuals who have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 from food, it has been supplemented through oral sources and injections for many years. More recently, vitamin B12 has been combined with three amino acids called lipotropics for weight loss purposes. Vitamin B12 plays a biochemical role in the replication of DNA and RNA. It also is integral to the reaction that produces hemoglobin. If the body has inadequate supplies of vitamin B12, DNA and RNA replication can be compromised which leads to higher cancer rates. Lack of B12 also produces a build up of an amino acid called homocysteine which has been correlated with higher rates of heart attack and stroke. Also, the lack of B12 for the formation of hemoglobin can compromise the blood from carrying enough oxygen to the tissues and organs around the body. Generally, vitamin B12 shots are prescribed for the 10-15 percent of individuals over the age of 60 who are unable to absorb enough vitamin B12 from food, and suffer from sluggishness and a general lack of energy. It is the proper function of cellular metabolism in the presence of adequate B12 that is now being used to enhance weight loss.
The term lipotropic literally means "fat loving." The three lipotropics being used with vitamin B12 in weight loss injections are choline, methionine, and inositol.
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
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.
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.
Treatment Methods and Safety:
The combination of vitamin B12, choline, methionine, and inositol are available in injection form. Although all four are available through food or oral supplementation, injection directly into the blood stream provides these natural substance immediately to the body if any were in short supply. They all have a direct effect on metabolism and how the body handles fat. There is anecdotal evidence that B12 and lipotropic injections assist in weight loss, although each individual will react differently. According to Mayo Clinic.com, there's no solid evidence that vitamin B-12 in any form, including injections, improves 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.