While the general concept of “calories in, calories out” makes sense to most people, life can get in the way of our diet plans, wreaking havoc on both our health and self-esteem. Reputable sources such as Mayoclinic.org acknowledge the connection between mood and food, stating that “the hassles of daily life can trigger negative emotions that lead to emotional eating and disrupt your weight-loss efforts.”
Whether you have cravings you can’t seem to kick, a lack of time, or a genetic issue that makes dropping the pounds a cumbersome task, the Center for Medical Weight Loss® can help. A special program at SC Internal Medicine Associates & Rehabilitation, CMWL is a comprehensive, advanced treatment center that tackles weight loss with a truly unique approach. More than just a regular diet plan, CMWL provides a comprehensive service – addressing the physical and mental aspects of your weight loss journey. Once you discover what triggers your cravings, it’s much simpler to keep them in check. Lifestyle and motivational coaching will help you to navigate the hard times and offer helpful advice where it’s needed.
Your doctor will conduct an advanced body composition analysis to determine how much of your body is lean tissue and how much is comprised of fat. By building up lean, or “metabolically active” tissue, your body will ultimately burn more calories throughout the day. According to Mayoclinic.org, larger, more muscular people burn more calories – even at rest!
Aside from our activities and bodily composition, what we eat is at the pillar of most diet plans. The reality is, the grocery store can be a perplexing place for dieters. Are the aisles on the outer parts of the store really filled with more nutritious foods? How do you read nutritional labels? Taking the guesswork out of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the CMWL provides a personalized doctor-supervised food plan that is built around you, and designed to guide you toward better dietary choices. This may mean including supplements, meal replacements, low-calorie diet recommendations, or a combination of these.
CMWL offers four unique plans, and will adjust them to fit your needs. For those who require a complete overhaul of their lifestyle, the “Quickstart” plan will help you achieve results as safely and quickly as possible. A required biometric reading will determine how many calories you should consume to lose the pounds, while suggested FDA-approved supplements (purchased in office) will replace certain meals.
Those on the right track to meet their goals, but still needing support, will benefit from the “Modified” plan, a more low-key version of the Quickstart plan. Two FDA-approved supplements and an approved, low-calorie dinner will accelerate weight loss results while offering a bit more food freedom.
Designed as a diet plan rather than a meal supplement program, CMWL’s “Maintenance” plan will preserve the results you’ve achieved thus far. On this program, your provider will advise you on the business of calorie-counting, ensuring you are satisfied and successful in your diet endeavors. For those wanting to jump start their weight loss efforts, doctors can prescribe appetite suppressants to kick cravings to the curb.
These days, there are so many weight loss and diet programs promising fast results. So, what separates CMWL from the pack? While commercial weight loss programs merely monitor your diet and activity, the Center for Medical Weight Loss delves deeper – making a comprehensive critique of your medical history, prescriptions, hormonal imbalances, metabolic rate, and more. All reputable diet plans advise to “speak to your doctor” first; kill two birds with one stone when you enlist the highly-trained medical experts at CMWL. Their advanced treatment plans combine the emotional support you need and with the science-backed guidelines to guarantee the results you desire.
If you’re tired of diet plans that make empty promises, or are simply hoping for a more personalized approach to weight loss, it’s time to choose the cream of the crop. Call the skilled medical professionals at CMWL today, at (803) 749-1111 or request an appointment online.