Your Weight Loss Program begins with:
A comprehensive examination (including family history)
Thyroid Testing to rule out weight gain caused by hypothyroidism
Lab work up including Chemistry, Liver and Kidney function tests, Lipid Profile, and complete blood count.
BMI analysis - Body Mass Index indicates percentage of body fat (We use Tanita digital analysis to determine the body fat loss goals. Tanita body composition analyzer/scales provide detailed body composition analysis – weight, impedance, body fat %, body mass index, fat mass and fat-free mass.) For a very basic online BMI calculator - click here
A current analysis of your present dietary and exercise habits
Weight Goals and Timeline
Diet Plan and Exercise Program
Dr. Sedgh will select the most effective and appropriate plan to help you begin your weight loss. This may include either an appetite suppressant or a metabolic stimulator or both, to help your brain stop giving you erroneous messages about hunger and food intake. You will be given a restricted calorie diet plan. Although this may look like an insufficient amount of food on paper, rest assured it will be adequate based on your health, current weight and health condition. Instituted along with your unique formula of supplements, you will not suffer from diet-wrecking hunger pangs and energy loss.
To lose weight that will not come back, you will need to retrain not only your brain, but your body's habitual digestive secretions that have come into play from consuming larger amounts of calories.
Concentrated protein based foods are specifically balanced with fiber and water based foods so you will have ample nutrition and physical satisfaction even with lowered calorie intake. Remember that your digestive system has become accustomed to a "false - normal" response to what is actually an overly high caloric intake.