Medical Weight Loss
Have you tried one weight loss plan after another, with limited results? Or, perhaps you once lost some weight, but quickly regained it after the program was “finished”. This is an all-too-common story, and one that we hear over and over again at our weight loss clinic in New Jersey. Our frustrated patients come to us, looking for an effective and permanent medical weight loss solution… And that’s exactly what we offer!
You might have noticed that most fad diets always include this wording in their “fine print”: Before starting any weight loss program, please consult your physician. That’s because weight loss is a scientific process, and needs to be based upon recent medical research in order to be effective. Plus, in some cases, restricting calories can actually be dangerous. You should always consult with a physician when attempting to lose weight, but many people skip that step.
Our medical weight loss clinic helps you start off on the right foot. At your first appointment we will discuss your health history and your individual weight loss goals. We can screen you for underlying metabolic disorders, and help you decide what is really a healthy weight for your height and body type.
Then you will work one-on-one with our physicians, to create a weight loss program that supports your health while helping you achieve your goals. We don’t use pre-packaged foods or any of the other gimmicks so common with fad diets. Instead, you will be prescribed a diet of real foods that you can purchase at your favorite grocery store.
Our programs use the latest breakthroughs in medical research, to help you lose weight both safely and effectively. Most of our patients lose an average of 20 pounds in the first month or so, and feel motivated to continue on their journey. Eating real food, and losing weight safely under the guidance of a physician, is the most effective way to drop unwanted pounds and keep them off for good.
Call our medical weight loss clinic in New Jersey. to get started today. We will create an eating plan just for you, so that you can stay healthy and happy while achieving your weight loss goals.
Increasingly, weight loss has become a top priority for many Americans. You might be surprised to learn that 58 million Americans are considered medically “overweight”, with 40 million falling into the “obese” category. Three million of those are considered “morbidly obese”.
Researchers have identified several diseases that are linked with weight, such as Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and cancer (breast and colon, specifically). These diseases are all on the rise. Aside from health concerns, many simply want to lose weight in order to look and feel better.
Whatever your reasons, you might have tried numerous diets over the years. Weight loss is often a struggle, and the results frequently do not last. Most programs fail because…
Is the HCG diet easy to follow?
Unlike many weight loss programs, the HCG diet does not require you to purchase special, pre-packaged food items or limit your lifestyle. We will provide you with menus and recipes, and you will continue to shop at your favorite grocery store.
Yes, the diet works through calorie restriction, but we carefully balance your eating plan to ensure that your body gets the nutrients it needs to function efficiently. So, you will be surprised at how much energy you have! The program lasts 30 days. Women typically lose 15-20 pounds, while men lose 20-25 pounds. Afterward, patients should follow a six-week transitional plan to maintain the weight loss.
Along with your daily dose of HCG, we will also provide weekly weigh-ins, monitoring, coaching, and counseling to keep you focused on your goals. Afterward, we provide a maintenance program to help you keep the weight off.
Why do most weight loss programs fail?
- You lack energy and feel tired/depressed all the time
- The caloric restriction slows your metabolism, so even if you lose the weight, you regain it later
- You’re hungry all the time
What is different about the HCG diet?
As you know, lowering your caloric intake (while increasing caloric burn through exercise) is the tried-and-true method of losing weight. But many people still struggle to lose weight this way, because their bodies want to hang onto those fat stores.
The hormone, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), can aid weight loss. On a low-calorie diet, HCG encourages your body to let go of fat stores, while converting them to energy. The hormone can also help to control your appetite, making it much easier for you to stick with the low-calorie eating plan.
The HCG diet…
- Curbs your appetite
- Boosts metabolism and energy
- Releases fat from cells
- Encourages your brain to produce endorphins and serotonin
- Improves your sense of well-being
Is the HCG diet safe?
HCG is most commonly associated with pregnant women, because the hormone is produced by the placenta and helps the growing fetus to develop.
However, both men and non-pregnant women also produce HCG in lower levels. So the diet does not introduce anything unnatural to your body, and is safe for women and men alike.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women, however, should not pursue the HCG diet. We can help you get started on this program after your baby is birthed and weaned.
The HCG diet includes weekly visits and oversight from a board certified physician, helping you to lose weight safely under medical guidance.
Oral Appetite Suppressants
When we create a weight loss plan for a client, we generally divide it into two parts: Increased caloric burn through exercise, and restriction of caloric intake via a healthy diet. The idea is to force your body to burn through fat stores in order to compensate for the energy deficit, which translates into weight loss.
Of course, the down side of weight loss is that many patients report feelings of hunger and cravings. That’s normal and expected, but it doesn’t make it easy to stick to your dietary plan! In fact, the most commonly reported reason for a diet failure is giving into these cravings.
Will power can only take you so far, after all.
That’s why we often recommend oral appetite suppressants to our clients. We use a prescription medication called phentermine for this purpose, and it works by helping you to feel full in between meals and preventing cravings for unhealthy foods. With this little “boost”, more of our clients are able to stick to their healthy, low-calorie eating plans.
Many people have tried over-the-counter appetite suppressants, which either didn’t work or contributed to negative outcomes. We recommend that you stay away from these products, because over-the-counter supplements are not required to seek FDA approval. That means their contents are not regulated, and generally the makers are not required to prove their safety or effectiveness!
FDA Approved Treatment
By contrast, prescription-strength oral appetite suppressants like phentermine have been studied to determine their safety, and contents are regulated by the FDA. Phentermine is approved for short-term use, under the supervision of a doctor, but is not right for some patients.
If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain other medical conditions, phentermine is not recommended for you. That’s why we urge you to make an appointment with us, so that a certified weight loss physician can check you for underlying health conditions before prescribing a weight loss diet, exercise plan, or oral appetite suppressants.
Oral appetite suppressants like phentermine can offer a terrific “boost” to help you stick with your diet and exercise plans. However, we still urge you to approach weight loss from the viewpoint of long-term lifestyle changes. After you have successfully met your weight loss goals, we will offer continuing support services to help you maintain your new weight. Give us a call to discuss all of our medical weight loss options, and to decide if phentermine is right for you.
Fat Burner And Vitamin Injections
The body can be stubborn, and often wants to hang onto excess fat stores. This can offer a biological advantage in the event of a famine, but it doesn’t really apply to our modern lives. The problem is, no matter how much you exercise, you might experience difficulty shedding those unwanted pounds.
Sometimes you might need a bit of help. The following “fat burner injections” can aid weight loss in a variety of ways.
LIPO B revs up your metabolism so that you can burn more of your fat stores. This injection helps you move fat out of the body, prevents abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver, and will improve your liver function through detoxification.
This injection also boosts metabolism, and provides the above benefits to your liver. In addition, Liplo Plex
- includes vitamins that combat stress
- helps you break down carbs and fats to use as energy
- Contains B5, B6, and B12
- helps to reduce blood cholesterol
- prevents fatigue
LIPO DEN contains Hydroxocobolamin, a form of longer-acting B12. It also contains Methionine, Inositol, and Choline, which prevent fatty accumulation in the liver, and B6 to aid metabolism of fats and carbs. LIPO DEN increases energy, helping you to stick with your exercise routine.
When you’re following a strict diet or taking certain medications, you might not absorb enough of certain vitamins from your food. In addition, an autoimmune disorder called Pernicious Anemia can cause vitamin deficiencies. Whatever the cause of your deficiency, you might suffer from…
- Frequent illnesses due to a weakened immune system
Simply changing your diet might not be enough to combat a serious vitamin deficiency, especially if you suffer from an absorption problem. Vitamin injections can offer the quick boost you need.
- Helps your body metabolize fats and carbohydrates
- Supports digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Aids in cell formation and longevity
- Prevents anemia by helping your body use iron
- Aids in formation of red blood cells
- Increases energy
- Contains vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B6
- Helps your body convert glucose to energy
- Regulates the immune system and nervous system
- Aids digestion of fats, carbs, and proteins
- Alleviates feelings of stress and anxiety
- Aids in cell formation and longevity
- Reduces water retention (water weight)
- Relieves symptoms of PMS
- Aids in metabolism of fats, carbs, and proteins
- Essential to normal brain function
- Boosts immue function and antibody production
- Helps your body absorb B12