The only way to change your life is to change your lifestyle. Theres no magic milkshake, no supernutrient, no secret pill. We agree with the National Institutes of Health and The American Dietetic Association that a weight loss approach combining diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy is most effective.
Follow any of the major brand-name weight loss programs and you will lose some weight. But without comprehensive change in your daily behavior, you wont be able to keep it off. We succeed where other programs fail because we empower you to make smarter choices in your everyday routine. We bring together experts in medicine, nutrition, psychology and physical fitness to create a personalized plan that leads you to change your life for good.
During your initial exam, our staff and licensed medical professionals will review your medical and weight history and design your personalized action plan. Your visit includes:
- Measurement of weight and blood pressure
- State-of-the-art body composition and metabolic analysis
- Blood panels
- EKG (electrocardiogram)
- Amino acid and vitamin supplements
- Multivitamin with chromium picolinate
- Our guidebook and daily tracking tool
Weekly one-on-one visits
Each week, you will have a private counseling session with one of our health experts many of whom once struggled with weight themselves. In this supportive environment, well track your progress, address your unique challenges, and supply you with the skills you need to make sound decisions every day.
Eating healthy isnt about deprivation. We help you design a delicious low-fat, lean-protein, low-carbohydrate, meal strategy enjoying whole, fresh foods. We dont try to sell you chemically processed, prepackaged meals. Instead, your personal diet will consist of foods you already love, enabling you to lose weight quickly. Most importantly, we teach you how to keep the weight off when challenged with real world situations, from a dinner date to the company picnic. See a sample menu and recipe.
We gradually introduce a moderate exercise program to help you gain energy, build strength and keep the extra pounds off. We work with you to develop a customized routine thats fun and sustainable in your busy life. See a sample exercise routine.
Each week, we monitor your health and progress, measuring your blood pressure and providing essential amino acid and vitamin supplements. We also discuss the possibility of including FDA-approved prescription medication to assist with appetite control during your program.
A new frame of mind
We know that sustainable weight loss is as much about the mind as it is about the body. Thats why our psychological experts are here to help you address any obstacles you encounter along the way. Whether youre constantly traveling for business, nagged by old eating habits or cooking for a family of four, we help you develop the strategies you need to succeed.
Long-term follow up
Losing weight is one thing. Keeping it off is another. You can use shakes or prepackaged meals to lose some weight, but eventually youll return to the real world and real food. If you havent learned to eat differently on a consistent basis, you will gain the weight back and more. We teach real-life strategies based on whole, fresh foods that are sustainable over time. Then we provide an ongoing support program specifically designed to ensure that you maintain your weight loss.