Weight Loss and Lifestyle Guidance

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Guidance

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Guidance

Over 6o percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. At the beginning of each New Year many attempt to lose weight. In the long run few are successful. I would like to share some ideas that have been successful for many of my clients.  First and foremost is eating according to your metabolic type. Our practice specializes in determining the metabolic type for each client. The protein type individual requires eating sufficient protein at every meal. Failure to do so will lead to chronic fatigue, diminished well-being, and symptoms of depression, anxiety and melancholy. The mixed type individual will also need to eat protein at every meal however, they will be able to eat less total amount as well as less high-quality protein. The carbohydrate type individual must consume a small amount of protein and fat compared to carbohydrates. They will need to avoid the heavier high purine proteins.

It is imperative to have proper digestion. Many of our clients suffer from lack of stomach acid. This precludes proper digestion and assimilation of protein. The brain will react to the lack of new amino acids entering the body by down regulating the thyroid, and adrenal glands thereby turning down your metabolism. This condition leads to craving carbohydrates and excessive weight gain. The lack of pancreatic enzymes and normal bile flow from the liver and gallbladder will also lead to weight gain. An overactive appetite can also be induced from nutritional deficiencies, high cortisol levels induced by stress, and many prescription drugs.

At Health and Wellness of Carmel we will tailor a diet according to your metabolic type. We will maximize your metabolism by supporting your Methylation cycle, correct any imbalance that is leading to symptoms of anxiety, depression or OCD tendencies. We will educate you on detoxifying your liver, balancing your hormones, correcting nutritional deficiencies, advocating proper exercise routines, balancing pH, minerals, and oxidative stress.  

Our basic weight loss program work for the vast majority of our patients. For that small percentage that requires additional help we may use the HCG diet program. This can only safely be used in patients who have performed our basic weight loss program. We have modified Dr. Simeon’s program to maximize weight loss and minimize side effects. Our average patient loses 25 pounds in 45 days and maintains the weight loss as long as they continue with the program.

Please remember that HCG injections for weight loss should only be taken after consulting a physician. They will perform several tests to determine if the HCG injection protocol is the proper weight loss solution for you, and they will instruct you on the proper method of injecting yourself at home.

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​I initially came to Health & Wellness of Carmel as an employee. At the time I began working for the practice in April, my health was in an unfavorable state. I had spent years struggling with my fluctuating weight, hormonal imbalances, as well as brain fog. I sought care in traditional doctors’ offices for years only to be given prescriptions that worsened my health and advice that was directed toward my symptoms instead of the root cause of the problem. I was even given a box of laxatives from an established medical doctor to “treat” my weight gain. After 3 years of frustration and unanswered questions, I had almost given up on my body. I was obese, unhappy, and extremely pessimistic about what the future held for my health. I decided in June to begin my relationship with Health & Wellness of Carmel as a patient and have since turned my life around in a big way.

​After completing a metabolic questionnaire about my eating habits, the providers at Health & Wellness of Carmel were easily able to determine that I was an obvious candidate for insulin resistance. After a simple glucose blood test, their suspicions were confirmed. Insulin resistance is the “stepping stone” between being pre-diabetic and having Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made exclusively by the pancreas that allows the cells to use glucose (sugar) for energy. People with insulin resistance have cells that have trouble absorbing insulin, causing a buildup of glucose in the blood. This results in the body to converting glucose to fat instead of energy. In my efforts to address my diagnosis aggressively, I followed the recommendation to cut sugar out of my diet and began a supplement regimen after completing a Boston Heart Diagnostic.

 

With the help of Dr. Thomas and his amazing nurses, I was able to lose 40 pounds during the first 100 days of applying these changes. I was feeling better than I ever had and still had yet to begin adding fitness to my daily activity. About 3 weeks went by and my weight loss had come to a plateau.  After learning about the HCG Diet and discussing it with Mandy and Dr. Thomas, I decided I would complete a 21 day injection cycle to try and break my plateau. I was provided with everything I needed to be successful including education, demonstrations, and through weekly nurse visits I was able to track my progress and make adjustments as needed to optimize my results. The protocol was very simple to follow and the diet was completely manageable! In 21 days, I was able to drop 4 pant sizes and lost 20 pounds, most of which was abnormal body fat. After completing the 6 week protocol following the 21 day injection cycle, I continued to lose even more weight and am now in an optimal weight range for my age and height.

In a mere 10 months I was able to turn my life around. My glucose levels are in a good place, my metabolism is completely revamped after completing HCG, and I have more energy than ever. When I began treatment I was hopeless, depressed, and didn’t understand all that contributed to a balanced diet. As of today I am down 70 pounds and wearing a smaller size than I did in high school. My skin is brighter, my brain fog is gone, and even my sight has improved. I feel like a new woman and couldn’t have done it without the help, support, and encouragement I received as a patient at Health and Wellness of Carmel.