Your body weight is regulated by the number of calories you eat and use each day. Everything you eat contains calories, and everything you do uses calories, including sleeping, breathing, and digesting food.
Research consistently shows that regular physical activity, combined with healthy eating habits, is the most efficient and healthful way to control your weight.
Physical activity helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat. Any physical activity in addition to what you normally do will use extra calories.
We believe dieticians are mainstay of weight loss success. We have multiple dietician options for patients. Dieticians can be seen in-office, via telemedicine from the comfort of your own home, or at a common location such as Whole Foods or Starbucks. By utilizing in-office calorimetry, our dieticians have a wealth of information regarding YOUR metabolism to help find a diet that suits you well.
Weight Loss Exercise Plans
Effective weight loss programs comprise both diet and exercise plans. Weight loss is achieved by using more calories than you consume. A diet regimen limits the number of calories you consume while exercise helps you burn extra calories. Exercise also prevents or alleviates certain health conditions such as heart disease or high cholesterol, lowers the risk of certain cancers and improves mood and wellbeing
On joining a weight loss program, you will be thoroughly evaluated and an individualized exercise plan designed. You will also be encouraged to make other positive lifestyle changes.
Your exercise plan structure includes an aerobic routine and strength training. Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise increases your heart rate and helps you burn calories fast. Strength training helps you increase lean muscle mass which also burns calories. The exercises will focus on all your major muscle groups. They will also improve your endurance, flexibility and range of motion. An instructor will guide you through the program to ensure that you progress adequately. You are advised to warm up thoroughly at the beginning of each exercise session to prevent injury. If you have any pain or difficulty breathing while performing the exercises, you should stop immediately and consult your doctor.
We can coordinate exercise evaluations that help you to burn calories within any physical limitations that you may have.
Weight Loss Pharmacotherapy
Most available weight-loss medications are “appetite-suppressant” medications.
Appetite-suppressant medications promote weight loss by decreasing appetite or increasing the feeling of being full. These medications decrease appetite by increasing serotonin or catecholamine – two brain chemicals that affect mood and appetite.
We are certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. As such, we are comfortable prescribing medications to help patients lose weight.
Weight Loss Supplements
Weight loss supplements typically contain vitamins, minerals, and concentrated nutrients that are to be used along with a healthy diet and exercise plan to boost your metabolism, process food more efficiently, and help you lose weight.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved certain drugs for long term obesity treatment. These include lorcaserin, naltrexone/bupropion, phentermine/topiramate, and orlistat. Most of these drugs are intended for adult use only while orlistat has been approved for use in adolescents. These drugs have different mechanisms of action and can cause some side effects. Your doctor can determine which drugs and supplements would be most beneficial to you.
It must be emphasized that supplements are an adjunct to a healthy diet and should not be used to replace any of your meals.
Riduzone is a new FDA-acknowledged dietary supplement that helps you lose weight and manage cravings. It contains OEA (oleoylethanoiamide) a natural substance produced by the body that reduces calorie intake, keeps metabolism levels high breaking down fats and regulating your appetite so that you easily achieve your weight loss goals.