Ok, let’s rock this year! Ignore the naysayers, the losers that try to put you down and tell you it can’t be done. Many of us have people in our life that discourage us. We find them in our own family, work, civic organizations, neighbors and yes even church. Recently a lady in my life told my friend that I was hated because I was “lucky to be thin”, really?? I guess that watching what I eat, researching nutrition and daily work outs are just luck. The point is, ‘average’ people will always be around, don’t let that stop you from being above average. We have this one life…let’s live it well!
Average is, well, average.
- Average is listening to those negative people.
- Average doesn’t get up early or carve time out of the day to exercise or get in shape.
Above average traits:
- You do the hard things.
- You make mistakes and look like an idiot.
- You try and fail and try again.
- You are kind to bullies that judge you, gossip about you and discourage you. Why be kind? Because you are not ‘average’. Nobody is going to run to your defense, it is up to you to rise and shine. Remember, those types of people will always be stuck in the ‘average’ world.
- You deliver results when making excuses is an option.
- You fight when you are already injured, bloody and sore.
- You get up earlier than you want to get up.
- You make the call you’re afraid to make.
- You invest in yourself even though no one else is.
- You feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
- You keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
If your goal is to lose weight and have a better life, do the hard things.
You might be surprised at how amazing you really are.
Have Goals-Average doesn’t have goals. Average doesn’t write them down. And average doesn’t make progress every single day without excuses (…”I can’t exercise, it is too hot, to cold, I sweat too much, and there are ticks outside…”). Make sure you have clearly defined goals and that you do something daily to move them forward.
Go Above and Beyond-Average does just enough to get by and nothing more. Average joins the gym in January and stops going the next month.
Push Yourself-Average likes easy. Average doesn’t push limits. You, my friend, are stronger than you think.
Make your Own Path-Average likes comfortable. Average likes the well-worn path that they have always followed. Average is where everyone else goes. Make your own path.
Try New Things-This is one of the many qualities I admire about Dr.Slott, he embraces change and is willing to try something new, be it P90X, tennis, kayaking, new technology. He has taught me that you have to try new things in order to learn and grow. That life is too short to be average. He does not settle for the same as everyone else (small example: on a cruise he chose to lose five pounds not gain). He has taught me to choose to be more, to choose to ignore the critics to choose to be something better and to choose to be above average.
As your go forward remember these old, yet still true Aphorisms:
“Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience”
“It’s not the knowing that is difficult, but the doing”
And perhaps my favorite truism learned at my Daddy’s knee:
“If you do what you’ve always done you’ll get what you’ve always got”
Special of the Month
Buddy Program Discount
$25.00 discount per person when two friends start the program*
$25.00 discount per person when two friends re-start the program*
The fine print:
*If friends do not have the same day appointment, discount will apply after both patients have had their office visit
*Re-start is for patients who have not had an office visit for three months or more
*Not Valid with any other offer
“Dear Dr. Slott and team,
I cannot thank you enough for all you have helped me achieve. In a little over a year you have helped me to lose 100 pounds! More than that though, you have helped me gain my life back! I have so much more energy now. I can comfortably participate in whatever I’d like. I can ride roller coasters with my kids without being nervous about seat belts fitting or safety bars working. I sleep better than I have in years. I am off of my cholesterol medicine and my cholesterol levels are normal. Also for the first time in years, we haven’t met our health insurance deductible because I haven’t been sick. I don’t even seem to catch colds any more. Your program and constant encouragement and support have given me the life I knew I wanted and just couldn’t seem to grasp on my own. Thank you so much for everything.
In the attachment, the picture on the right was taken on the day I hit the 100 pound mark!”
Your Friends at Dr. Slott’s
Starting a new exercise program can be daunting. We get that! You don’t have to overhaul your entire life to meet your weight loss and fitness goals; you simply have to put one foot in front of the other.
If you are paying a “professional” that tells you not to exercise, you are being duped and wasting your money and you will not keep the weight off!
With Dr. Slott’s approach to weight loss you will discover what thousands of patients have: All it takes to have more energy and get a slimmer figure are your own two feet.
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?
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. You can expect to lose eight to twelve pounds the first two weeks when you follow the prescribed program.
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.
Amino acids are essential in metabolism and designed to enhance weight loss.
Morning Amino Acids (red)
Contains L-tyrosine and acetyl L-carnitine
Studies have shown that L-tyrosine is helpful to maintain physical performance and appetite suppression in dieting patients. Our present formulation adds acetyl L-carnitine, the active molecule that transports fat into the mitochondria furnaces in our bodies where it is burned. Acetyl L-carnitine has also been recognized for its memory enhancing effects on the central nervous system.
Mid-Day Amino Acids (blue)
Contains L-leucine and acetyl L-carnitine.
L-leucine is unique among amino acids due to its role in protein synthesis and maintaining blood sugar levels. During exercise or periods of caloric deprivation, L-leucine is supplied to the liver where it is converted into glucose and transported again to muscle as an energy source. L-leucine supplementation has been shown to facilitate this process. As previously explained, acetyl L-carnitine is present for its ability to enhance fat metabolism (fat burning).
Evening Amino Acids (white)
Contains L-arginine and malate.
L-arginine is important in controlling the release of growth hormone, which increases breakdown of fat stores. Malate is akey element in the citric acid cycle, the final pathway for fat metabolism. During periods of increased fat breakdown malate can actually be depleted limiting the effective rate of fat metabolism. Added malate assists in maintenance of optimal fat destruction.
These new formulas represent our efforts to keep abreast of the latest advances in weight loss, diet and nutrition. You should find these improvements leave you with more energy and mental alertness during your weight loss and maintenance phases.
Vitamin B-6, B-12 Injections
An important component of our weight management program is the injection program. The injections contain vitamins B-6 and B-12. These vitams are essential in energy, metabolism and reducing homocysteine levels. As a side benefit, many patients experience increased energy levels when taking the injections.
Three injections are included in the initial package. We encourage you to come in for an injection every 3-4 days during the first two weeks of your weight loss program. You will receive one injection at each follow up visit. Additional injections may be purchased at any time.
If you are a patient, you do not need an appointment to receive an injection. Come during normal business hours, sign-in and we will get you back quickly for your injection.
Injection Pricing Structure
As stated above, three injections are included in the initial starting price. Additionally, one injection is included in the price of each follow-up visit. Many patients find they want injections between scheduled visits these patients purchase extra injections and have every three to four days.
Nutritional and/or fitness consultations are available to patients and non-patients. The practical advice dispensed here ranges from survival tips on overcoming dieting hurdles to understanding the different programs offered at the center. Fitness topics include areas such as: launching a new fitness routine, new exercises and overcoming plateaus. These consultations will be one-on-one and designed to specifically address your individual needs.
Call the office to find out more or to schedule your meeting: (843) 572-7715
The Body Composition Analysis determines your lean body mass and your normal body fat goal. From those measurements it calculates your excess body fat. It will further calculate your recommended caloric intake and the expected weekly weight loss you will achieve through proper eating and exercise habits. This painless test takes only minutes and is included in the first visit for new patients. It is also available to non-patients and existing patients for a nominal fee.
Please call the office for further details or to schedule your Body Composition Analysis today: (843) 572-7715.
Once you have reached your weight loss goal, Dr. Slott and his team will work with you to maintain your new weight. Keep Trim is a comprehensive weight control program that promotes a life-long, healthy eating lifestyle. This program will gradually remove your appetite suppressants and reintroduce foods back into your diet. It lasts almost one year with visits increasingly spaced out, beginning 2 weeks apart and ending 2 months apart. The Keep Trim program rewards patients that maintain their goal weight with discounts on protein supplements and generous gift certificates to area businesses.
Obesity is a chronic disease that requires professional medical intervention. Chronic diseases return if treatment does not continue. People who have experienced high blood pressure, asthma and/or obesity need continuing follow-up visits.
Controlling weight comes from eating the right portions of the proper foods, exercising, drinking plenty of fluids, being held accountable and medical supervision. Dr. Slott believes that accountability is one of the critical keys to keeping the weight off. He helps patients identify and apply the specific approaches associated with long term success.
Please download the PDF, print out and bring in. If you are not able to download or print the document, please arrive 15 minutes early to your scheduled appointment to fill out the paperwork in office.