Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will I need to be on thyroid medicine in order to lose weight?
A. Thyroid medication is not indicated for weight management. It is not approved by the medical board for weight management. A patient with a thyroid disorder is committed to life long management with appropriate medications.

Q. Do I have to sign a contract in order to become a patient at Advanced Medical Weight Management Center?
A. There are no contracts, we are here to help you and coach you in reaching your goal weight. If you must discontinue being a patient, you are under no financial obligation to Advanced Medical Weight Management Center.

Q. How do I keep track of the points for each day?
A. Dr. Slott has taken the guess work and math out of the weight loss program. It is simple, just follow the prescribed program and you will be successful.

Q. Do I have to limit my exercise on Dr. Slott’s program?
A. Exercise is part of this success weight loss program. Exercising five times a week for at least 30 minutes will speed up your loss.

Q. Can I exercise six hours on Saturday and then skip the week day exercise?
A. Exercise is not a bank and we can not make a deposit and withdrawal the results the following week. Exercise a minimum of five times per week for 30 minutes.

Q. Does fat turn into muscle?
A. No!

Q. Does muscle weigh more than fat?
A. No, a pound is a pound.

Q. Why didn’t I lose weight?
A. In order to lose weight you must be in a calorie deficit. Controlling the amount of food you eat, increasing your activities of daily living and a consistent daily exercise routine will result in weight loss.

Q. How can I lose more weight?
A. Dr. Slott’s diet is designed for a medically safe weight loss and life long healthy eating habits.

Q. Self sabotage—night eating, closet eating—I can’t stop myself.
A. There are a number of psychological issues that influence our eating habits. The practice has hired an eating behavior counselor to help patients that prefer additional coaching. Call the office for additional information on making an appointment with Mark Hood.

*There is no guarantee of specific results and  individual results may vary

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