Weight Loss in Bethesda, MD
Please go to News & Events for dates on upcoming free seminars to learn about a life changing weight loss program introduced at RiverSoul Wellness in September 2011.
Obesity is the fastest growing health problem in the United States. Managing a healthy weight becomes increasingly difficult the older we get. The combination of declining hormone levels and declining levels of physical activity leads to an inevitable increase in our body fat and a corresponding decrease in our muscle mass as we age, unless we undertake a serious plan to stay ahead of the problem. Most diets fail because of misinformation about the right types and amounts of food we should eat, because the diet plan is not individualized to our needs, because hormonal or metabolic imbalances are not addressed, and because a plan of accountablity to maintain our commitment to a healthier lifestyle is not implemented. The consultation for Weight Loss at RiverSoul Wellness includes the following:
- Comprehensive dietary and lifestyle evaluation
- Comprehensive hormonal and metabolic evaluation
- Physical Examination, including measurement of basic metabolic rate (BMR) and body composition
- Discussion of short-term and long-term weight goals
- Personalized dietary plan for weight loss, modified to address individual preferences and capabilities
- Prescriptions, as indicated, to assist with weight loss, hunger, and hormone optimization
- Recommendations for exercise to optimize weight loss and maintain lean body mass
- Professional Dietary Supplement recommendations for weight loss and optimal health
- Discussion of ways to implement a personal program of accountability
All services listed above are provided in a one-on-one physician consultation and instruction covers all aspects of safe hormone replacement, medications for weight loss, optimal nutrition, and weight loss, specific to you. Frequent office visits are encouraged to monitor your progress, to ensure lean body mass is being maintained or increased, to refine your personal dietary plan based on your progress, and to address any problems with following the plan or with plateaus in your weight loss. Return office visits are also used for monitoring your hormone levels and to adjust or renew your prescriptions.
The table below shows the hormones and some of the other tests that will monitored during your weight loss program.
Other Blood Markers
| Physical Measurements
|| Cholesterol Profile
|| Height and Weight
|| Cardiac C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
|| Blood Pressure
|| Liver Function Tests
|| Heart Rate
|| Blood sugar & HbA1c
|| Waist to Hip Ratio
|| Vitamin D
|| Basic Metabolic Rate
|| Vitamin B-12
|| % Body Fat & Lean Muscle
|| Other tests medically indicated
|| Hydration Index
It is common to see notable improvements in most of these measurements over time with weight loss. Even modest losses in body fat can result in significant improvements in blood cholesterol, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), blood pressure, blood sugar, and liver function tests if abnormalities were present initially. Many problems with sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea, problems with arthritis, especially knee pain, and problems with elevated blood sugar and insulin resistance improve greatly through a program of healthy weight loss.
Contact us for a comprehensive weight loss plan individualized for your personal needs, including medical oversight and hormonal and other prescriptions to facilitate your success. You will have all the resources available to assist you in obtaining your weight loss goals.
You are also welcome to sign in through our secure patient portal to enter a specific appointment request on-line.
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