Congratulations on taking the initial step on the path of healthy living. Losing weight will reduce your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Remember that losing weight is the easy part and it is only a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Weight management is for life.
The weight loss programs at the Advanced Medical Weight Management Center provide fewer calories than your previous lifestyle. Research has shown that lower fat, lower carbohydrate and adequate protein levels maintain muscle mass and provide you enough nutrients to have energy to exercise and work efficiently. Dr. Slott’s weight control philosophy involves controlling the hormones insulin and glucagon. Insulin controls fat storage and glucagons promote fat breakdown. Eating fewer carbohydrates (starches and sugars) helps to reduce insulin levels. Eating more protein increases glucagon in your body.
We know from experience that the necessary components of controlling weight are: eating the right portions of proper foods, exercising, drinking plenty of fluids, being held accountable and medical supervision.
You must rethink your relationship with food. Instead of using food as a comfort tool or a reward for good behavior and accomplishments, food must now be viewed as an energy source and a medication. From this point forward do not reward yourself or others with large, expensive meals, but with events such as a movie, a play, a trip to the beach, a special article of clothing or a family outing.
Exercise remains an essential component of lifelong weight control. Yes, it will be uncomfortable at first. In just a few short weeks, you will set up a routine and will be addicted to the great pleasure that exercise gives.
Dr. Slott and the staff will be your most loyal supporters. We will all share in your excitement when reach your weight loss goals. Call or e-mail us today. We look forward hearing from you.