10- Step Weight Loss Program
I. Evaluation by a licensed M.D.
Dr. Silver will perform a comprehensive physical examination & health assesment including laboratory evaluation and body fat analysis. Medical conditions that may affect your body weight will be addressed.
II. Coordination with your Doctors
If necessary, a coordinated treatment plan with your current physicians will be developed. Your medical status will be assessed and documented carefully. We will advise your doctors of treatment course and progress.
III. Nutritional Counseling
You will document daily oral intake, exercise, medications and nutritional supplements in your Diet journal. Dr. Silver will review your journal and recommend healthy changes. A customized diet program emphasizing whole foods will be developed. Counseling will address the proper amount of carbs, fat, protein, calories and fiber.
IV. Nutritional Supplements
Not all over- the - counter nutritional supplements are safe. They can cause serious medical side effects or interact with medications. Only safe, effective supplements will be recommended.
V. Lifestyle/ Behavior Modification
You will be taught how to recognize and overcome emotional issues like cravings and eating when you are not hungry. These emotional triggers can undermine your healthy eating habits.
Your physical fitness is assessed, then a personalized program to increase lean body mass is recommended.
If appropriate, medication to control appetite and assist in weight loss will be prescribed.
VII. Lipotropic Injections
Lipotropic nutrients stimulate the breakdown of fat and reduce accumulation of fat.
Acupuncture is an adjunct to, not a replacement for, your traditional Medical Care. It is beneficial in treating many medical problems including weight gain and help with appetite surpression.
Tools developed during the program will keep you slim and fit for a lifetime. Periodic maintenance visits ensure success.
At all times you will be treated with compassion, understanding and dignity.
Our medically supervised program is safe, effective and professional. It is based on healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and exercise.
You will be provided with the support and motivation necessary for your success.