AgeFocus’ Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program is based on an extensive initial evaluation using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. This will allow us to precisely understand your body and match it to your weight-loss needs. The program lets you lose body fat while preserving your muscle mass. Our customized program will be created to help you effectively accomplish your weight-loss goals within a specific timeframe.
The Weight Loss Program includes:
- Physician Evaluation and Treatment Recommendations.
- DEXA Body Composition Scan.
- Nutritional Evaluation/Diet Plan.
- Metacheck Test (Resting Metabolic Rate).
The AgeFocus Weight Loss Program is based on:
- A low glycemic diet.
- Medical foods.
If indicated, we will prescribe the injectable hCG to help lose abdominal fat quicker.
What is a low glycemic diet?
Low glycemic refers to those foods that do not raise blood sugar quickly. When blood sugar increases quickly, insulin also increases in order to lower blood sugar. When blood sugar lowers, we feel hungry and eat, and the cycle repeats itself. Eventually the insulin may not function well, and we become at risk for developing diabetes. Low glycemic foods are important because they absorb gradually, and provide the necessary nutrition without the high peaks of insulin.
We use your resting metabolic rate (Metacheck), your percentage of body fat (from DEXA) and other measurements (weight, height, body type and lifestyle) to determine a specific diet for you. Depending on how fast you want to lose the excess weight, the amount of daily calories will be determined.
A printout of daily meals with your caloric needs, including a shopping list, will be prepared for you in our program.
Medical Foods and Supplements
Due to mineral depletion in our soil, even if you follow an optimal diet, you may not be getting all of the necessary nutrients. Nutraceuticals (pharmaceutical-grade vitamins and supplements) are needed to accompany your balanced diet.
As a reseller of Metagenics, we provide medical foods and snack bars which make it easier for you to follow a low glycemic meal when you’re in a rush, or when the right food isn’t available. They also help you to lose the weight faster. We have specific nutraceuticals available for those with diabetes, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure and inflammation.
This is an essential component of the AgeFocus weight-loss program. Numerous medical studies show the benefits exercise brings to daily life. A good program based on the concept of interval training can resolve the “time” issue some people have with working out.
Unlike “aerobic exercise,” interval training requires less time with greater gain. It promotes the release of testosterone and growth hormone that counteract the temporary increase of cortisol. It also provides lasting benefits of an increased metabolism for two to three hours after exercise is finished.
Weight lifting is also a critical component of our program. It allows for an increase in muscle mass (lean mass) and raises the resting metabolic rate. The combination of interval training and weight lifting has shown to improve insulin sensitivity, decrease abdominal fat and blood pressure, and increase HDL (good cholesterol). Stretching is also part of a well-rounded workout, helping to increase flexibility and prevent injuries.
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