Weight loss continues to be a fraught issue. With so many diet plans promising magic results, it can be hard to understand which will give you the best results and do so in a healthy manner that allows you to keep the weight off.
Fad diets only achieve temporary results, if any. In addition, you risk being exposed to serious health risks in the process. How can you identify a fad diet? Most of them share some distinct qualities:
Fad diets not only fail to provide long-term weight loss results, they can also deprive your body of essential nutrients. Fortunately, you have other healthy weight loss options. A physician-supervised weight loss plan is an effective treatment option. It can help you lose and keep weight off, safely. Whether you’re seeking to lose as little as five pounds or as many as 100 pounds, medically supervised programs can help you achieve your goals.
Our 4-3-2-1 program recommends four whole food meals a day, as opposed to other diets where you may be told to highly regulate your eating habits. Rather than simply removing food groups, we provide alternatives that give you the necessary nutrient requirements, increase your energy and provide the feeling of satiety.
Every meal is tailored to balance protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. This is not a one-size-fits-all sort of approach; patients are treated depending on their individual lifestyle. Throughout the program, your physician will monitor your progress and ensure that you are staying on track. The doctor will be available to answer any of your questions as your body changes and will offer guidance and instruction on what to do each week.
This program aims to adjust your hormones in order to reset your metabolism over a period of three to four months. What do hormones have to do with long-term weight loss? Insulin has a lot to do with it. This hormone helps regulate the storage of fat in your body.
Insulin levels are affected by the amount of sugar you consume. Consuming less sugar resets the metabolism to a lower blood sugar level, thus the body produces lower levels of insulin. This reduced level of insulin discourages the storage of fat, making weight loss easier.
Patients are advised on how to adjust their meals to incorporate new, healthier alternatives. You don’t have to starve yourself. In fact, you’re encouraged to eat when you feel hungry and you are given guidance on what to eat. Within, or shortly after, three months on the program, your meal plan may transition and certain foods may be reintroduced in a step-by-step manner.
Our Weight Maintenance Program is the final piece of the puzzle. Once you’ve lost weight and your body is settled into its new rhythm, then comes the biggest challenge, keeping the weight off. Working with us and learning how to maintain a healthy body weight ensures that you build habits that will last a lifetime.
This program includes regular monthly meetings with your doctor to analyze your body composition and to review how your diet and exercise plans are going. We also offer counseling and guidance on any questions you might have. The continued, long-term support you receive with us will put you on the road to a long, happy, and healthy life.
Many people have achieved long-term weight loss with these methods. They find that having a support network and an accountability partner is essential to their success. Contact us today and start your weight loss journey.