Our Protein Sparing Modified Fast protocol is the most aggressive option to lose weight rapidly but in a safe and scientifically proven manner. It involves the use of pharmaceutical grade meal replacements in the form of shakes, soups and bars.
The program typically runs 6-8 weeks and a person can expect to lose approximately 5 pounds a week on average. This protocol is not suitable for all patients and requires a thorough evaluation by the physician to determine eligibility. When following this protocol, the patient requires to be regularly monitored by the physician to ensure safety.
This protocol forces the body to selectively burn its fat stores while preserving the lean body mass to generate energy by a process called ketosis leading to rapid loss of excess fat deposits.
Option 2: Low Calorie Diet
Low Calorie Diet is a less aggressive protocol and the weight loss is at a more moderate pace. Other than the usage of meal replacements, the protocol allows the usage of one's own regular, but low calorie food.
This program typically runs for 16-20 weeks and one can expect to lose approximately 2-4 pounds per week on average. Majority of the patients qualify to follow this program, however the details vary depending upon the patients needs and co-morbid conditions. As before, this requires a thorough physical evaluation before starting and a regular follow-up by the physician usually once a month.
Weight Loss Medications
Medications may be used as an adjunct to meal replacement options, exercise and other regular low calorie food . Their usage is based on scientifically proven guidelines and the best clinical judgment of the physician. The medicines used are FDA approved and help to curb the appetite and boost the weight loss process. While mostly, the side effects of these medicines are mild, serious complications have been reported
There is no magic pill for weight loss and obesity cannot be cured with drugs. The use of weight loss drugs is only as a supplement to dietary modifications and exercise to aid in reducing weight. The most popular weight loss medications are appetite suppressants and fat absorption inhibitors.
Vitamin B12 & Lipo Shots
In order to further nutritionally support the body during the weight loss process, we also recommend regular Vitamin B12 and Lipo shots. Vitamin B12 injections contribute to healthier immune systems and is an essential B vitamin needed to form red blood cells and for proper brain and spinal cord function.
Regular Vitamin B12 recipients have reported:
Improved energy and stamina
Improved sleep quality and duration
Less frequent headaches and allergy attacks
A Lipo shot is a combination of all natural ingredients designed to burn fat and increase energy. It contains:
Vitamin B12 for energy
Methionine, Inositol and Choline to burn fat
Adenosine & L-Carnitine to increase body metabolism
* THE LIPO SHOT CANNOT BE ADMINISTERED TO PERSONS HAVING KIDNEY OR LIVER IMPAIRMENT