Medical Weight Loss Diet Q and A
Who should do the Medical Weight Loss Diet program?
Anyone who is overweight and healthy enough to participate in the diet is a candidate for the program. The diet is especially helpful for those who have been trying to lose weight with diet and exercise but have hit a plateau. Our program may allow for metabolic changes that can help with this inability to lose weight despite traditional diet and exercise methods.
Can men and women do the program?
The program works very well for both men and women. In fact, for some reason, men will lose even more weight than women. The weight loss program produces the same metabolic effects to burn the extra fat in both genders.
Will I have any side effects from doing the program?
Eating a very low calorie diet can potentially result in minor side effects such as constipation. More serious problems are extremely rare when patients are screened for health problems before beginning the program. Therefore, a doctor visit and blood work are required before beginning the diet. While on the program, regular monitoring by a physician is required to ensure your safety. If properly monitored, the our medical weight loss diet is very safe and very effective.
Is Medical Weight Loss the "Cure" for obesity?
Some people have described medical weight loss as the cure for obesity. The physician-directed hormone diet is a weight-loss system that has worked for thousands of people around the world for over 60 years! Typically, people lose ½ to 1 pound a day with this program that can give you that boost to pursue permanent lifestyle changes. The diet is an easy to follow program that just about anyone can do to shed those extra pounds rapidly and gain the momentum to stay in shape permanently.
Why is the Medical Weight Loss Diet so popular?
Because it WORKS! The medical weight loss diet is a rapid weight-loss program that is safe when monitored by a physician. Metabolic boosters work by changing your metabolism to burn fat efficiently while maintaining important proteins and muscle fibers. This allows a person to maintain a low calorie diet without hunger or fatigue.
What happens with a very low calorie diet without metabolic boosters?
When a person is on a very low calorie diet without metabolic boosters, the body thinks that there is a shortage of food and that you are starving. Not only do you feel hungry but you feel sluggish and tired. In addition, because the body thinks that you are starving, it does everything in its power not to lose weight. The metabolism slows down and calories burn very slowly. The body tries hard NOT to lose weight. Finally, once the person stops a very low calorie diet without metabolic boosters, there is a very rapid rebound and a person typically gains all the weight back very quickly.
What happens when you combine a very low calorie diet with metabolic boosters?
Something miraculous seems to occur with metabolic boosters. Your body's metabolism changes. After a few days on our medical weight loss program, most people seem to be able to eat very little and not feel hungry. Furthermore, rather than feeling fatigued, people often say they feel more energetic than usual. Our program seems to harness calories from your excess fat stores to burn them for your body's needs. The body does not act like it is short of food. Calories appear to burn efficiently and, as a result, people often lose about a half pound to one pound per day. In sum, you lose the weight easily and you feel fine. Once the weight is lost, there is no rebound effect because the body does not think it is starving during the diet.
What kind of results can I expect on the physician-directed diet?
In our experience of hundreds of patients, most people lose an average of ½ to 1 pound per day while doing the program. During the diet, the majority of our patients tell us that they have plenty of energy and that their appetite decreases dramatically. People also learn and develop habits that will help them keep the weight off in the long term. The quick weight loss is a motivation that helps you to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life. There is no rebound effect because the body does not think it is starving during the diet. This is important because it gives you a chance to make long term changes in your life that will be necessary in the future.
Is a physician-directed diet a long term weight loss solution?
We see the physician-directed diet as a way to lose weight quickly without rebound and to gain motivation from this success. In our experience, people who lose 25-40 pound in our 40 day program (which is typical) feel very motivated to keeping losing more weight or maintaining their new bodies. People often find it very difficult to stay motivated with typical diet and exercise regimens where average weight loss is no more than one pound per week, Losing significant weight quickly is very gratifying and motivating. Part of our goal is to help you make long term changes in your life to keep you slim and healthy.