Hormone Replenishment: is fundamental to a healthy functioning body. Depleted sex hormones lead to fat gain and muscle loss. That dysfunction must be treated in order to gain and to maintain a healthy body composition.
hCG: We don’t follow the typical hCG guidelines of a 500 calorie one-size-fits-all meal plan. hCG is utilized as it appears to enhance fat loss. hCG isnot an appetite suppressant. The body’s hunger signal should not be suppressed but rather acted upon.
Body Composition: Body weight is composed of proportions of skeletal muscle mass, water and fat. Most people need to lose weight in body fat and gain weight in muscle mass. Total weight should be determined by healthy proportions of each component. This is why the focus should not be on merely losing weight. The objective in healthy body management is to have and maintain healthy proportions of body fat and lean muscle mass.
Ideal Weight: Ideal weight is patient-specific. Patient weight is determined by deriving the ideal body composition for each patient. According to the patient’s lifestyle and exercise history, muscle weight is determined, as well as body fat, in pounds and proportional percentages.
Body Composition Analysis: Each patient starts with a body composition measurement, utilizing an accurate bio-impedance machine.
Patient-Specific Eating Plans: An eating strategy is developed for each patient. Changes are made as necessary after additional body composition reports. There are objectives for our eating plans. They must be specific to the patient. They are oriented to maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss. The eating plan evolves over time to achieve that end.
Calorie Counting: The patient must be educated away from the “calorie counting paradigm” to an “appetite listening” model. Removing appetite distorters empowers patients to understand the language of their body and their appetite. Appetite should never be suppressed but rather freed, understood and acted on.
Exercise: Exercise with the objective of burning calories and losing weight is not as effective as impacting fat loss through patient-specific meal planning. Fat weight is eaten off the body. Weight in lean muscle mass is exercised onto the body. We recommend resistance training as the best method to impact patient body composition.
Plateaus: Almost every patient must work through plateaus as they work to reduce body fat or increase muscle mass. At times we must wait for your body to move. We have developed techniques to work through plateaus. Plateaus are a reality and can be emotionally trying. Our focus is on the process. A right process will lead to the right result. A wrong process will never achieve a good result. The process becomes the result.