When patients decide they want to lose weight, they have to make practical calculations about their goals. Thinking you’re going to lose 50 lbs. in a month isn’t realistic. A safe weight loss goal is losing about 1 lb. per week. Anyone can lose weight given the right tools, but the journey will be slow and at their own pace.
How Accountability Affects Weight Management
Obesity isn’t curable, but it is controllable. It’s a long-term commission that has to be monitored, like any other chronic condition. To effectively and permanently achieve weight loss, you need:
- Medication (when necessary)
- Consistent Exercise
- A Healthy Diet
As we age, our metabolic rate slows down and we can’t lose weight as quickly. This fact is compounded by less exercise the older we get. Eventually, weight loss plateaus. Some patients lose motivation and are tempted to stop their weight loss efforts to go back to eating whatever you want. It takes only about a year to eventually gain the weight back. Weight loss has to be maintained.
Accountability goes a long way to help individuals stay true to their goals. That’s why we offer a special discount to any two people who sign up together – each receives $100 off the total cost of his/her program. Ask our program coordinator for more information.
OPTIFAST Meal Supplements
If you need a meal replacement solution for your weight loss management plan, we recommend OPTIFAST supplements for fast, safe weight loss. This formula, available only through weight loss clinics and not for retail sale, offers 100% daily value of vitamins and minerals, so you know you’re getting all the health benefits you need.
Meal replacements and supplements make dieting easy because you don’t have to plan your meals around your weight loss goals – everything is prepackaged for you. You’re consuming only the best, most necessary calories and eliminating harmful sugars and carbs that can sabotage your weight loss efforts.
Many patients have questions and concerns about diet supplements. Although OPTIFAST isn’t a permanent meal solution, it greatly helps patients learn about nutrition and how food affects our metabolism. Once their body gets accustomed to the supplements, they can slowly transition to real meals – as long as they’re healthy and balanced. Dr. Masood guides patients how to implement a Personal Calorie Control meal plan.
OPTIFAST supplements are easy and convenient to mix and prepare, so you won’t waste time with meal prep.
If you’re still not sure if a medically supervised meal program is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about what our program entails.