You try to eat right but something isn’t working.
In the morning, you have every intention of sticking to your plan. You have a great breakfast, take snacks you packed at home to the office, and have a light, sensible lunch. But by the evening you find yourself speeding towards the drive-through of your favorite fast food chain.
You order 2 of everything off the dollar menu and get home to feast while binge-watching Friends on Netflix. In the morning, the scale reveals the truth. The dial has moved, but not in your favor.
Discouraged and wracked with guilt, you reach out to your 2 friends Ben & Jerry for comfort. All the while your inner-monologue is pure negativity.
The following Monday, you are once again determined to start your diet anew, only to begin the whole ugly cycle all over again.
This scenario is probably why the search term “How Do I lose Weight?” is one of the most popular on Google. Returning thousands of pages of poor advice, “quick” fixes, and seemingly magical pills and potions,
What Causes Weight Gain
It’s so easy to assume people gain weight simply because they have no self-control. If this were true., there wouldn’t be a thriving weight loss and fitness market, and obesity would not be an epidemic in our country.
The truth is that it’s more complicated than putting the fork down and hitting the gym.
Unintentional Weight Gain
Fundamentally weight gain is cause by eating more calories than we burn during the day. People put on weight for many reasons including stress and illness.
Other unintentional weight gain causes:
• Hormonal Imbalances and Changes (like menstruation and menopause)
• Fluid Retention
• Side Effect of Medication (like certain anti-depressants)
• Poor Sleeping Habits
• Oral Contraceptives
If your weight gain caused by medication, we recommend exploring options for changing your treatment plan.
The reason you gained weight in the first case can be any of the above, combined with lack of activity and poor nutrition.
The first step to weight loss is to get to the real reason. Are you making good food decisions? Are you a stress eater? Do you prepare most of your meals yourself? Once you analyze your lifestyle and triggers, you have taken the first step toward a healthier lifestyle.
How to Lose Weight Fast
Well now that you know the reason you gained weight, it is time to do the work. The truth is that the hardest part about losing weight isn’t the dieting, it’s staying consistent. Hold yourself accountable and be present in your food moments.
So, what should you eat for rapid weight loss? Low calorie? Low Fat? Low Carb? Paleo? Clean Eating? South Beach Diet? There are so many different fad diets out there that in theory are effective but can be difficult to stick to because they are extreme or leave you feeling hungry.
Regardless of the program you choose to follow, as long as you are in a caloric deficit, you will lose weight.
You can give it a go on your own, or come see us. We can help you lose the weight quickly, help you manage hunger with prescription medication, and provide you with a complete meal plan designed for rapid weight loss.
Medical Weight Loss
You wouldn’t teach yourself how to drive or how to bungee jump, so why try to teach yourself to lose weight on your own? Let us help you!
There is no such thing as a magic pill.
We do prescribe several different medications to help you on your journey, but you still must put in the work. Whichever appetite suppressant you choose, you will still have to change your life to succeed. Want it bad enough to resist temptation, block out negativity and say yes to a whole new you.
Nutrition for Weight Loss
Just because a food is labeled “Organic” “Low Fat” “Vegan” “Gluten Free” or “Grass Fed” doesn’t mean it should be part of your weight loss plan. These are wonderful foods to add back in the maintenance phase (aka the rest of your life).
Let’s get down to brass tacks. The fastest way to lose weight WITH OR WITHOUT EXERCISE is to change how you eat.
1. No More Fast Food or Junk Food
Junk foods are packed with unnecessary sugar, starches, fats, and other empty calories. Before beginning any program, clean out your pantry.
2. Say Goodbye to Sugars and Starches
Sedentary and overweight people often have compromised levels of insulin sensitivity and lower glucose tolerance, meaning they don't efficiently handle glucose compared to an individual with greater insulin sensitivity. If anyone would be unable to lose weight it is this group.
3. Eat More Protein and Fiber
Protein boosts metabolism. Protein reduces hunger and helps keep you fuller, longer. The increased feeling of satiety leads to an automatic reduction in calorie intake.
By increasing the amount of lean protein intake, you end up eating fewer calories without having to count calories or consciously control portions.
Numerous studies have shown that when people increase their protein intake, they start eating fewer calories.
The Magic of Ketosis
When the body is flush with sugar from starches and sweets, the body uses it for energy. Once your body no longer has any “quick fix fuel” from sugar, it begins to burn fat for fuel instead.
This fat burning metabolic process is called Ketosis, as the burning of fat for fuel results in a build-up of acids called ketones.
Low carb dieters, regardless of which program they are following, encourage ketosis with the goal of forcing the body to rely on the fat stored for energy instead of carbohydrate.
If you decide to adhere to a low carbohydrate diet, you can test to see if you are on the right path by testing your body for ketones. You can pick up a reliable ketone testing kits in any pharmacy alongside diabetic testing supplies.
Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days
Losing weight is not easy, but it is absolutely possible. We can help! Whether you decide to try our FREE diet, or come in for a medical weight loss consultation, we are here to help.
There is no reason to go at it alone! Let us guide you to success and break the weight gain cycle.
*Legal Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; every patient is unique, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases. Before & after photos and videos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient’s results will be different.