Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your program different from other Weight loss programs?
Our program is physician supervised and the patient under goes a complete history and physical as well as extensive lab work and counseling.
What lab work is performed and why?
A glucose level is drawn to see if the patient has developed diabetes. An iron level is drawn to rule out anemia (which can lead to fatigue and over eating) A TSH is drawn to rule out hypothyroidism(which can cause depression and weight gain) Both kidney and liver functions are checked( which if not functioning can cause bloating and water retention) Electrolytes: Sodium and potassium levels are check because excessive dieting can cause an electrolyte disturbance which can become life threatening Total cholesterol and Triglycerides are drawn to determine your risk for heart disease.
What are some of the health risk associated with being overweight or obese?
Increased risk of high blood pressure, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, gall bladder disease, heart disease, stroke, endometrial cancer, sleep apnea, etc….
What is your program?
The program is a high protein low fat low carbohydrate program consisting of shakes, bar and snacks as well as regular food. What makes the program so successful is the high quality protein in our products clients do not feel hungry and are able to significantly decrease their caloric intake without jeopardizing their lean muscle.
When should someone join?
Now while our $50.00 off special is going on. There is no contract to sign . Let us take you to the lighter side of life.
How long is the program?
The length of the program varies according to each individual and the amount of weight to be lost. The average weight loss is @ 4 lbs/week.This is a high protein diet so lean muscle is spared and only fat is lost.
What appetite suppressants do you offer and how do they work?
We offer Adipex (Brand) and Phentermine (generic) as well as Tenuate and Bontril. These medications are sympathomimetic amines and are referred to as “anorectics. These medications act on the central nervous system and help to suppress one’s appetite. These medications are used short term in a regimen of weight reduction based on exercise, behavioral modification and caloric restrictions.
What are some side effects of the meds?
Dry mouth, insomnia, decreased appetite, increased energy, euphoria and possible increased blood pressure. All patients on this medication undergo close monitoring of their blood pressure at each weekly visit. Prior to starting meds the risk of the medication will be discussed with the patient in depth by the physician.