What is healthy weight loss?

It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500-1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60-90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term.

 

Even modest weight loss can mean big benefits

The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.

For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the “overweight” or “obese” range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways.

MedNow is available to assist in achieving your weight loss goals. We offer assistance with appetite suppression medications and B12/Lipotropic injections for added energy and fat loss. We have affordable packages available.


B-12/Lipotropic Injections

Lipotropic-B vitamin injections have been used non-invasively to help patients to achieve generalized weight loss. These so-called “fat burner” injections can be done as frequently as once a week. The basis of these injections is that Vitamin B12, an essential vitamin, is used by our body to create and boost the energy needed for exercise resulting in more calorie burn. The Lipotropics are a combination of the amino acids, Choline, Inositol and Methionine, which are among the most effective, are used in removing fat via the liver metabolism processes. Lipotropics help to maintain a healthy liver.

Phentermine

Phentermine is a FDA approved appetite suppressant. Phentermine used in conjunction with a sensible diet plan and moderate exercise can provide rapid weight loss. You must inform MedNow of all medications you are currently taking along with a detailed health history.

Mean Plans/Menus

Nutritional education will be provided with your weight loss package.


BMI Calculator

BMW (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years old.

BMI can be used to indicate if you are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. A healthy BMI score is 20-25. A score below 20 indicates that you may be underweight; a value above 25 indicates that you may be overweight.

BMI Assessment
 Below 18.5  Underweight
 18.5 – 24.9  Normal
 25.0-29.9  Overweight
30.0 and above Obese

Women tend to believe they look their best between 20 to 22 and men are usually satisfied with a BMI of 23 to 25. If your BMI is between 17 and 22, your life expectancy is longer than average.

If your BMI is 24 or above, we have specialized programs to help you achieve your goal.

 

Packages

1st Visit – $125
Includes: Office visit, Health history, B-12 injection, and Phentermine

Weigh-in/B-12 injection – $25

Follow-up Visit – $85
Includes:  Office visit, Weigh-in, Phentermine