Losing weight is not always easy, as almost anyone who has struggled with weight fluctuations knows. Today, many people are lured into unhealthy weight loss methods of fad diets and liquid cleanses without the guidance of a physician who can help them reach a healthy, scientifically proven strategy for losing weight. Our appetite control program is a nutrition plan that helps patients lose weight while under close medical supervision.*
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Who Is a Good Candidate for Our Appetite Control Diet?
Almost anyone who struggles with weight and appetite control may benefit from medically-supervised weight loss.* Some of the most common reasons to consider our appetite control program include:
- You have trouble keeping weight off once you lose it
- Curbing your appetite is a challenge that often results in unhealthy binges
- You can’t seem to lose weight despite your best efforts
- You are in good overall health and are not pregnant
Your Appetite Control Diet
The appetite control diet aims to help patients feel consistently full throughout the day by eating low-fat foods that are high in protein or fiber, spaced throughout the day. Many men and women who take part in our appetite control program report that they don’t even feel like they’re on a diet because there are few food limitations and the foods they eat leave them full for hours.*
During your initial visit with Dr. Harrington, she will review your lifestyle and eating habits with a detailed survey. She’ll then use this information to determine your unique calorie needs and develop a customized nutrition plan that is specifically tailored to your lifestyle and body.
Our program also focuses on patient education. Dr. Harrington and her staff will educate you about which foods offer the most nutritional value and can keep you feeling satisfied the longest so that you can make your own healthy decisions. We will also provide you with instructions on number of servings, as well as outlines for meals and snacks. The appetite control diet plan also provides examples of healthy meals without too many food restrictions to help you stick to your nutrition plan without feeling as if you’re depriving yourself of the things you love most.
Depending on your goals and weight loss results, Dr. Harrington may recommend cosmetic treatments to help you get the most out of your appetite control diet. Kybella™ injections can treat a double chin, while CoolSculpting® can help fine-tune your body shape after weight loss.*
The Science behind Appetite Control
Our program consists of eating 3 nutritious meals per day, supplemented with snacks when hungry. Meals consist of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein. All foods have a low glycemic index (GI). GI indicates how quickly a food turns into sugar once inside the body. Foods with a high GI, such as pasta, white bread, soda and candy, cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels. Foods with a low GI, on the other hand, affect blood sugar levels less, take longer to digest and provide longer-lasting energy, allowing you to feel full for longer. Examples of foods with a low GI include vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, lean meat, egg whites and fish.
What You Get with Our Appetite Control Program
In addition to a personal dietary plan catered specifically to your lifestyle, body and needs, when you register for our appetite control diet, you will receive:
- A complete health assessment and dietary consultation from one of our practitioners
- A FREE 2-month supply of vitamins at the first visit
- $25 off an 8- or 10-test salivary hormone panel if done at the initial visit
- A 30-day supply of Phentermine, an appetite suppressant medication (if medically appropriate)
- A glycemic index (GI) user‘s manual and diet guide
Also available is a before-and–after BIA analysis. BIA, or bioelectric impedance analysis, is a fast, accurate and safe way to measure 6 key body composition elements. Through the study of the electrical properties of the body and their changes over time, our health practitioners can measure clients’ overall health and chart their progress. BIA analysis is quick, painless and completely non-invasive, using 4 electrodes placed on the body; no needles or blood work required.* The cost of the analysis is $150. This may be billed to your insurance.
After your initial month with our program, patients who remain on our appetite control regimen receive:
- A 30-day supply of Phentermine each month (if medically appropriate)
- One additional body fat test and metabolic analysis after 3 months of the appetite control diet program
Although individual experiences vary, many men and women have accomplished their weight loss goals with a combination of medical supervision an appetite control diet. If you have questions or would like more information about our professional diet plan, including pricing, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your appetite control consultation and learn more about how to improve your health.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.