You’ve heard of, or maybe even have tried, some of the fad diets out there like the HCG diet, the Lemonade diet, Paleo, Ketogenic and many more. All of these promise fast, simple weight loss. While you may have lost weight, ultimately the weight comes back, leaving your health in more or less the same condition, or worse. There are four key components in any healthy, effective and lasting weight loss program.
Nutrition, Behavioral Shifts and Hydration
Nutrition is the first order of business to lose weight fast and safely, while maintaining optimal health. Normally 90% of weight loss is dependent on what you eat, how much you eat, the intervals between eating as well as your hydration state. When you begin to practice healthy balanced nutrition, your body’s physiology can be restored to its optimal performance. We recommend choosing low glycemic carbs along with lean or very lean proteins and consuming more healthy fats rich in mono-saturated oils such as high quality olive oil and Omega-3 fatty acids found in flax and oily cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines. It has been shown that your metabolic rate can be optimized by eating more frequently. We recommend eating smaller quantities of low glycemic food every 3 to 4 hours. It is also important to eat within 30 to 60 minutes after waking up each day. Staying hydrated lessens hunger, helps your body to restore balance and perform at its highest level. We recommend about a gallon of non-caffeinated fluids per day, half being water; together setting you up for long-term weight loss success.
Weight Loss Supplements
At CardioMender, MD Weight Loss Specialists (CMMD), we use pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements together with B complex/lipotropic injections. This combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids ensures optimal physiology with the intention of enhancing your ability to lose weight quickly and safely. Dr. Schiff and Dr. Young work with your body’s needs to create a customizable supplement regimen. Ask your doctor if the use of appetite suppressants is right for you.
Physical Activity and Exercise
Losing weight consists of burning more calories than you consume. Physical activity and exercise help you to burn more calories in a day. Although rigorous exercise can accelerate your weight loss, if you don’t change your nutrition and your behavior in regards to food selection, quality, timing and balance, the weight will come back. Studies do show that a regular exercise program does increase the likelihood of keeping the weight off as well as providing many other health benefits. Over time, you’ll see a change in your physique, energy level and mood. Everyone is unique, so the CMMD team will conduct a personal assessment to evaluate your activity level based on your individual weight loss program.
Continued Weight Loss Education, Support and Monitoring
Once you’ve started on your lifestyle change, it’s important to stay on track and educate yourself on the impact of your food choices. When we come to understand how our decisions affect our weight, our health, and how we look and feel, there is greater incentive to take control of the choices we make and implement sustainable behavioral changes. Along with continuous support and monitoring, you’ll stay focused and motivated.
Why CardioMender, MD Really Works
CardioMender, MD’s approach ensures long-term weight loss success through the use of these key components along with a program and nutrition guide that is easy to follow and quick to incorporate into your typical lifestyle. Our goal is to make a beneficial impact on your overall health and wellness, both physically and mentally.
Many people have lost weight on a variety of weight loss programs. The challenge is doing it safely and keeping it off. The above changes, coupled with CardioMender, MD’s Maintenance plans, ensures that you get the continued support and team approach for you to maintain your investment in you. One thing is certain, if you want to keep the weight off, You’ve Got To Live It!