Wellesley Medical: A Proactive Health Center | Demystifying Weight Loss Programs

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Ever wondered about the effectiveness of Lipotropic (Fat Burning) injections? Is Lipotropic safe? Under a physician's care Lipotropic injections can help one lose unwanted pounds and maintain the weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise.

Dr. Pouya Shafipour, MD | Board Certified Family Medicine | Nutrition and Weight Loss Expert

Battling weight loss alone is never easy, particularly during the holiday season when a variety of high-calorie, savory and sweet foods seem to be available around the clock.

Ever wondered about the effectiveness of Lipotropic (Fat Burning) injections? Is Lipotropic safe? Under a physician's care Lipotropic injections can help one lose unwanted pounds and maintain the weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise.

From November 1 through December 31 Dr. Pouya Shafipour, MD | Board Certified in Family Medicine | Nutrition & Weight Loss Expert of Wellesley Medical is offering a holiday program that educates and treats patients struggling with obesity and the many health issues associated with it. The program includes a consultation with the doctor and four Lipotropic (Fat Burning) Injections.

Obesity has been dramatically on the rise over the past 10-15 years and so have the diseases and cancers associated with it. There are over 6000 diets available but the biggest challenge most people face is breaking bad habits and maintaining a program that becomes an enjoyable lifestyle. One of the toughest obstacles to overcome is falling back into bad practices, particularly during the holiday season.

When asked about why Wellesley is bringing this important issue to the forefront during the holidays, and raising awareness about nutrition and weight loss, Dr. Shafipour replied, “Battling weight loss alone is never easy, particularly during the holiday season when a variety of high-calorie, savory and sweet foods seem to be available around the clock. People tend to be busy shopping, attending get-togethers and also may not make time for exercise. The danger of following fads, taking diet pills and approaching personal weight loss independently of receiving care from a physician can cause a number of outcomes. While losing weight initially may be achieved, maintaining a healthy weight and enjoying a hearty life may be fleeting. Our intention is not only to cause significant weight loss, but also to educate patients about proper nutrition so that after they’ve lost the desired weight, they can preserve it without our help. Adopting this approach to successful nutrition will make this holiday and the ones following a pleasure.”

Wellesley Medical cultivates the approach by working with the patient in setting specific goals:

  •     To cause loss of the abdominal fat
  •     To improve blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  •     To reverse diabetes and prevent pre-diabetes
  •     To avoid long-term dependence on dietary supplements and prescription medications
  •     To sustain weight loss and vitality
  •     To inspire individuals and spread health and vitality throughout families and communities.

There are two main programs. The Hypoglycemic Ketotic diet uses specific ratios of protein and carbohydrate intake along with snack replacements to put the body into a state of fat burning. Once this state has reached, most people report a state of high energy and the body starts burning its own fat for fuel. This diet causes the most dramatic and rapid weight loss and is the recommended diet for treatment of:

  •     Diabetes
  •     Pre-diabetes
  •     High cholesterol
  •     Hypertension
  •     Sleep apnea
  •     Reducing the size of abdominal fat (Beer Belly)

The Cornerstone Program offers a safe and sensible approach to help one gradually lose excess body fat while preserving muscle (lean body mass). The patient follows a moderately-reduced calorie plan with healthy, wholesome everyday foods from the grocery store, coupled with delicious, high-protein meal replacement shakes. The program also includes clinically proven nutraceutical supplements specifically formulated to stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce hunger cravings and stimulate fat loss.

Lipotropic (Fat Burning) Injections is another safe method to weight loss. Lipotropic Compounds are those that help catalyse the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body. This type of treatment is administered at the health facility and is to be done under a physician’s care.
Once optimal weight loss has been reached, the foods that were restricted are gradually introduced back into the daily diet on a 6-week period. During this time, patients will monitor their reaction to various restricted foods and learn about food intolerances as well as optimal portions to avoid weight gain.

Maintenance is the most important aspect of any weight loss program. Usually after a dramatic weight loss (over 5% of body weight) it takes the brain at least 12-16 weeks of maintenance at a certain weight to avoid rapid weight gain.

After the transition program, patients will be scheduled visit us on a monthly to bi-monthly period to monitor their weight, metabolism and blood tests and help them avoid weight gain. They will also be provided with dietary tips as well as tools to avoid weight gain and to keep their optimal level of vitality.

For more information about proper nutrition and weight loss go online to http://www.WellesleyMD.com.

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