Metabolic Weight Loss
Anyone can lose weight – that’s the easy part. There are a lot of weight loss programs out there and they all work. Losing the weight is not the problem. In 2005, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a landmark study that compared the four most popular weight loss diets: The Atkins diet, the Ornish diet (low fat/vegetarian), the Zone diet, and the Weight Watcher’s diet. The results? No matter what program they were on, everyone lost an equal amount of weight. Similarly, no matter what program they were on, everyone regained the weight. Our weight loss program is unlike anything you have ever seen or heard about.
Permanent Weight Control
The problem with weight control has nothing to do with actually losing the weight. That’s the easy part. The problem is that is that the rate of weight loss will decrease over time, and eventually stop. Then at some later point it is inevitably regained. Why? Two reasons.
First, leaving aside the obvious yet relatively uncommon problem of overeating as a cause of weight gain, the reason that most people gain weight in the first place is because they have abnormally low metabolisms. Some people are just born with low metabolisms. And everyone’s metabolism, no matter where they started from, get lower as they get older. Second, when the body is put on a program and loses weight, it reacts to the weight loss by further lowering the metabolism. The result is that an already decreased metabolism becomes even lower. In this scenario, which is the scenario that almost every overweight person faces, regaining the lost weight is virtually guaranteed.
The only way to permanently maintain a lower weight is to optimize metabolism before, during, and after weight loss. And that is what is unique about our permanent weight control program. We are one of only ten centers throughout the world that uses Bio-Energy Testing®. Bio-Energy Testing® is a scientifically valid, remarkably accurate way to measure metabolism. Using it our doctors are able to detect even minor decreases in metabolism, and then provide the individualized therapies necessary to maximize it. Here’s how it works.
When you first come to the clinic you will have your metabolism determined with Bio-Energy Testing. But that’s not all. Bio-Energy Testing also determines exactly how many calories your body needs to lose weight, as well as what your particular exercise zones are. Using the results of the test, the doctor will be able to prescribe the correct supplements and hormones your body requires for an optimal metabolism. He will also be able to place you on an individualized program of what and how much to eat, and exactly how to exercise for maximum fat loss.
Over the next few months you will lose weight as well as feel great. But remember, that’s the easy part. Because what inevitably happens at some point is that the rate of weight loss slows down and eventually stops as your metabolism falls. And this is the critical juncture at which our permanent weight control program differs from all others. Because at this point we will perform another Bio-Energy Testing, and readjust your program to get your metabolism back on line. This cycle of weight loss and readjusting the metabolism will be repeated until you reach you desired weight goal. At that point the last metabolic adjustment will be made, and you will never have to be concerned with regaining the weight you have lost.
Thereafter, on an annual basis, we will continue to use Bio-Energy Testing to adjust your metabolism as your get older.