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an ounce of
prevention is worth
a pound of cure
If your body mass index (BMI) falls in the overweight or obese category*, we are here to help you get to a healthier weight. Although many people try to lose weight for cosmetic reasons, the most important reason is for your health. Weight loss can help improve high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, diabetes, and many other medical conditions, thereby decreasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Even if you have not been diagnosed with any associated medical conditions, research shows that you are still at a higher risk of heart disease if your BMI is high (see CNN article), so weight loss is still important for you. Our goal is to help save someone's parent, spouse, or child from obesity-related medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
*If your BMI is in the normal range, but you are interested in wellness, we would be happy to see you.
your first visit
Your initial visit will include an assessment of your hydration level, body fat, muscle mass, and basal metabolic rate.
You will also have blood work ordered if needed.*
You will meet with Dr. Mathur, who will review your medical and weight history and perform a physical exam. She will check for medical conditions and medications that could be making it harder for you to lose weight. Together, you will determine the best nutrition plan for you, whether our meal replacement program (Ideal Protein) or our nutrition program. She will also discuss whether or not you would benefit from weight loss medications.
Dr. Mathur will also give a 30-minute talk on the science behind our weight loss program and our core principles of nutrition.
Because of our thorough and individualized approach, you should expect your first visit to last about 1.5 hours.
*Blood work is at an additional cost.
follow up visits
You will follow up with Dr. Mathur every 1-2 weeks as needed until you have achieved and maintained your weight loss goal.
When you have achieved maximum weight loss and/or your weight loss goal, we will adjust your nutrition plan and/or medications and space out your visits.
During the maintenance period, you will follow the nutrition plan we developed together to keep your weight off. We cannot guarantee results to last lifelong, but we will work diligently to help you lose weight and teach you ways to maintain your weight for life.
Remember, obesity is a lifelong disease. Therefore, you must have a lifelong treatment plan. We will help you to design this, but YOU must put it into action.