Weight Loss Diet Plan
WELCOME to our medically-supervised weight loss clinic. We are pleased that you are here. We commit to you to share our finest-quality medical support in your goal of achieving significant weight loss. SUCCESS in this undertaking will inspire you to feel better, look better and, hopefully, help you to live a longer and healthier life! This is all about PREVENTION!
Our weight loss program consists of three parts:
1) Diet/ Lifestyle Modification:
Americans are OVER-FED, OVER-SALTED and UNDER-EXERCISED! Because of this, we have record rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
We recommend a high protein/low carbohydrate diet. This diet will help you to feel better, increase your energy level, decrease cholesterol and decrease blood pressure. Diets rich in protein may help to slow aging and certainly work to lower your blood sugar level. High blood sugar levels can cause your cells to struggle and to age prematurely. Balanced and normalized blood sugar levels will help you to feel great!
The SECRET is not a SECRET!
Avoid excess of bread, pasta, rice, tortillas, potatoes, corn, fruit, and sugary products (including sodas, fruit juices, sports drinks, milk, sweet tea, cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, candy, etc.). Instead, chose high protein foods which include beef, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese, dry nuts, green salads, most veggies etc.
WEIGHT LOSS RULES
A. Exercise 30 minutes a day (i.e. speed walking, running, biking, swimming, dancing, etc.);
B. Eat freely from the “Approved Foods” list;
C. Avoid foods from the “Not Approved” list;
D. Drink 6-8 glasses (8oz) of water daily; avoid caffeine;
E. Eat no more than 35 grams of carbohydrates daily (read nutrition labels!- carbs/ serving)
F. Avoid eating after 6:00PM if possible (do not eat a heavy meal and then go to sleep).
2) Medications for appetite suppression:
Our weight loss program is very safe. We are using prescription medications which have been safely prescribed for more than 30 years. These medications are used to aid with appetite control. They are not to be administered to patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer from glaucoma, have uncontrolled high blood pressure, untreated hyperthyroidism, have a history of heart disease (myocardial infarction, cardiac stents, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Congestive Heart Failure, arrhythmias, etc. ) or a history of stroke.
The prescribed appetite suppressants are generally very well tolerated but can cause some side effects such as dry mouth, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, headaches, constipation, and insomnia. Ideally, this medication should be taken before 10:00AM; however, you may take it earlier if you experience insomnia. Drinking extra water during the day can help minimize these side effects. Caffeine or over-the-counter stimulants (sudafed, certain cold & cough syrups, etc.) can make these side effects worse and should be avoided.
3) Supplemental injections:
We strongly recommend that you follow up with us at least every 7 days for monitoring of your weight and vital signs and for the administration of supplemental injections.
For more information about B12 and lipotropic supplementation click here.
HOW TO EAT SMART!
Eating SMART is NOT A DIET. It is a lifestyle choice. For many, it can be difficult to adjust to the new choices. That is why we are here. We will help you. You will adjust to the new choices and you will grow to love them. Please remember that 60% of Americans are overweight or obese. You don’t want to be part of that majority. Eat well and live well! The following information will teach you the essence of a high protein/low carbohydrate diet. Please share these choices with your family and everyone else you love.
All fish, meat, fowl, eggs, shellfish, and cheese
EAT YOUR VEGGIES AND YOUR SALAD! (Fat-based salad dressings are OK!)
Low carbohydrate vegetables include- asparagus, arugula, alfalfa sprouts, artichoke hearts, avocado, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, beets, greens, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chard, chives, collard greens, cucumber, dandelion greens, eggplant, endive, escarole, fennel, heart of palm, jicama, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mache, morels, mushrooms, okra, olives, onion, parsley, peppers, pied, posse, pumpkin, radicchio, radishes, rhubarb, romaine, sauerkraut, snow pea, sorrel, spinach, squash, string beans, summer squash, tomato, turnips, cabbage, zucchini
Most veggies are OK; BAD VEGGIES include potatoes, corn and beans.
NOT APPROVED FOODS:
BREAD: includes all types of bread (white and wheat), PASTA, all breakfast cereals (including oatmeal), crackers, tortillas, pizza, waffles, pancakes, etc.
POTATOES: includes sweet potatoes, French fries, potato chips, etc.
CORN AND BEANS
SWEETS: includes candy, cakes, pies, cookies, honey, syrup, etc.
SUGARY DRINKS: includes all sodas, sweet tea, all fruit juices;
ALL FRUITS should be avoided until you have achieved your target weight. Then, as a huge reward, resume your favorite fruits, in moderation, of course.
GOOD IDEAS FOR YOUR HIGH PROTEIN/LOW CARBOHYDRATE MENU:
BREAKFAST– ham, cheese & mushroom/veggie omelet, bacon and eggs, smoked fish with cream cheese, poached eggs and trout, salmon omelet, fried eggs and sausage, deviled eggs with ham, cheese slices, tomato slices, decaffeinated coffee;
LUNCH- Chef salad with hard-boiled eggs, bacon cheeseburger/hamburger (no bun), ½ chicken with salad, tuna salad with greens, chicken salad with radicchio & Arugula, turkey breast with cucumber salad, chef salad with sliced chicken or turkey (no croutons), seafood salad on romaine lettuce, stir-fry with beef, celery, mushrooms & peppers, lobster salad, cottage cheese with tuna, mixed salad with cheddar cheese, fish;
DINNER- salmon, roasted chicken, steak, lobster, seafood skewers, shrimp, mussels, roast beef, grilled tuna, pork tenderloin, venison burgers (no bun), shrimp scampi, fresh green salad with meat, cheese and eggs, with one or two veggie sides and a large salad.
SNACKS/ DESSERTS – cold cuts, cheese, salad, low carbohydrate vegetables, boiled eggs, Greek yogurt .
1. Water, water, water…is your best friend for weight loss!
2.No sugary drinks, juices, soda, beer or wine; NO DIET DRINKS!
3.Decaffeinated coffee or tea is OK…no artificial sweeteners please!
EXPECT TO LOSE 8-10 POUNDS/MONTH (Be patient.)