Weight Loss and Nutrition Program
Our program will lead to a health transformation that will last a lifetime.
How is our Weight Loss Program Different?
The Nutritarian diet plan, pioneered by Dr. Joel Furhman. provides you with all the proper micronutrients and macronutrients that your body needs. We do not focus on counting calories or depriving you of calories. Instead, we focus on eating nutrient dense foods which will allow for sustained weight loss. This will also greatly improve your overall health by preventing and reversing disease such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease (to name a few).
Let’s Get Real
Have you ever wondered why traditional diet programs do not work?
All the other diets, calorie restriction, high protein, low carbohydrate, low fat, Paleo, Atkins, Nutrisystem, etc., are destined to fail as they deprive your body of the proper nutrition it is so badly craving. These fad diets are not based on proven medical research and lead to temporary weight loss which is impossible to maintain. We understand how difficult losing weight is but we also understand the cost to your health if you don’t establish a truly healthy diet and lifestyle.
The Nutritarian Diet
What is it?
- Predominantly nutrient-dense, whole plant foods such as vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts and seeds.
- Limited amount of animal products.
- Eliminate nutrient poor foods (sugar, white flour, processed foods)
- Weight loss
- Improved energy
- Eliminate toxic food cravings
- Slow down the aging process
- Reverse disease
- Prevent disease
When you first start our Weight Loss Program, we recommend the following testing to be done so that you can achieve maximum weight loss results.
RESTING ENERGY EXPENDITURE TESTING
We use state of the art medical equipment to determine your metabolic rate (whether your metabolism is fast or slow). Sometimes your metabolism may be slower than it should be if you have an underlying medical problem such as an underactive thyroid gland. Treating this underlying problem can help improve your metabolism and your ability to lose weight.
BODY COMPOSITION TESTING
Body composition testing determines how much of your body is and isn’t made up of fat. Lean tissue (muscles and organs) is metabolically active tissue, the tissue that burns calories all day long. Body fat is a storage form of energy and does not burn calories. Through our Weight Loss Program, we will help reduce your body fat and increase your lean tissue so that your metabolism will be optimized.
Normal thyroid gland function is essential for maintaining a normal metabolism and energy level. Thyroid gland dysfunction is one of the most common endocrine abnormalities treated in our office. This condition is frequently misdiagnosed (and therefore untreated) because of a certain level of confusion that exists in the medical community regarding the interpretation of the thyroid laboratory findings.
Female and Male Hormones
Estrogen and progesterone are the two main female hormones and testosterone is the main male hormone. When your levels of these hormones are out of balance, weight gain can be the result (in addition to a multitude of other symptoms). For more information, please click here to visit our ‘Hormone Replacement’ page.
The weight gain seen in patients with this type of hormonal imbalance, is usually seen in the central body area (hips, thighs, belly). This weight gain will occur despite good diet and exercise and is very difficult to overcome if the hormonal imbalance is not corrected.
Medications and Supplements
Our focus is to help you eat healthy but at times, medications can be used to help control food cravings in the initial stages of the Weight Loss Program. To ensure your safety, you will be monitored closely while you are taking any weight loss medications.
Vitamin supplements such as vitamin B12 injections, Vitamin D3, Zinc, and DHA are some of the supplements recommended to maximize your results in the Weight Loss Program.