TAILORED DIET PLANS FOR YOUR NEEDS

What is the best diet to lose weight?

If you have struggled to stick to popular diets in the past, you're not alone. If you've lost weight through some weight loss programs only to regain it six months later, you are in good company. We are all eager to see immediate results for our hard work. Changing your diet and replacing unhealthy habits for better ones is hard work indeed. Learning how to eat a balanced and healthy diet that you can commit to for life will get you the results you want. We can help you get there!

Unfortunately there is no miracle diet to help all people lose weight. There are many popular diets out there claiming to have long term effects. The truth is, changing your diet is a large part of any weight loss journey. But eating a balanced and healthy diet does not end when you reach your goal weight. At Peak Medical Weight Loss Clinic, we believe you should be changing your eating habits to suit your life after weight loss. We value education when it comes to our diet plans, and tailor them specifically to your needs. You will learn what types of foods you will need on a daily basis, and what kind of foods to avoid.

Why are your diets different to any others I've heard of?

Every single person is different, as is the way they metabolize certain foods. We design individual plans for every one of our clients. Some people prefer to cook their own meals throughout their weight loss program. Some people prefer easy to prepare meal replacements. Whatever your lifestyle, we will tailor a program to suit your schedule so that you see results and are able to keep it off. We are big believers in the power of changing bad habits. For many of us, our diet is a place we can modify. That said, a healthy diet is best supplemented by exercising regularly. You may also want to discuss prescription medication or nutritional supplementation.

If you are overweight or obese, you'll need a holistic weight loss diet to achieve your weight loss goals. If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more, you are at a higher risk for developing illnesses or other health problems, like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar), sleep apnea, arthritis, and heart disease. These are considered obesity-related illnesses. If you suffer from any of the above, you'll need more than just diet and exercise to tackle disease control and prevention. If you have a BMI of 40 or higher, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Losing 5 to 10% of your body weight can resolve those obesity related illnesses. Changing your diet could drive down your blood sugar and blood pressure levels and even get you off other medication. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends losing weight as a treatment option for many other obesity related illnesses. Many popular weight loss programs out there don't address those obesity related illnesses. A medical weight loss clinic should tailor its programs to meet those medical needs. We want to see you resolve your obesity related illnesses to live a healthier and happier life.

If you are ready to make a major and positive change to your health, you've come to the right place. We're excited to help you get there.

What foods should I avoid to lose weight?

There are foods you can likely guess are better for you than others. Fruits and vegetables are necessary to support healthy eating. But there are so many fad diets out there that confuse what is healthy and what is unhealthy. At Peak Medical, we believe in moderation, or allowing yourself flexibility in your schedule and your diet. You shouldn’t be eating high-calorie, high-fat foods every day. Nor should you be eating a high-sugar diet. At the same time, you wouldn’t get much out of eating only lettuce for the rest of your life either.

We believe that the best way for our clients to lose weight and keep it off, is to start diet plans they can commit to. You are bound to make mistakes throughout the journey but feeling guilty every time you cheat on a diet plan change anything. Allow yourself to view your weight loss as a journey. It’s all about moderation, and continue to push forward to healthier, happier you.

How quickly can I lose 50 pounds?

People have been asking this question for years, but there is no sure answer to it. At its core, weight loss comes down to expending more calories than you are consuming. In other words, you want to keep the number of calories you eat on a daily basis lower than the number of calories you burn through day-to-day life and physical activity. Rapid weight loss may occur at the beginning of a new weight loss program, but simply restricting your body by not eating calories is neither sustainable, nor effective.

In our opinion, it’s not about how quickly you lose the weight, but how long you can keep it off. Commit to trading in your bad habits for good ones in order to create a lifestyle that is prone to healthy living. Trust that our medical staff will help you get there. Just commit to the journey.

How does meal replacement therapy work?

We don’t recommend meal replacement to everyone. Though if you are looking for a hybrid program, this may be a good place to start. Some of our programs will incorporate a shorter meal replacement period. It will begin as a traditional meal replacement program and gradually introduce foods back into your diet. This could have dramatic initial results, and allow you to work with a nutritionist to introduce healthy habits into your diet plan.

Peak Medical Weight Loss has partnered with Optifast to deliver meal replacement products. Optifast has generated a nutritional formula to get you the nutrients you need while significantly reducing the number of calories you are eating every day. This kind of diet is not sustainable for long periods of time, but it may be what you need to kick start your weight loss journey. People on the Optifast diet may replace each of their meals (plus 2-4 snacks) with an Optifast meal replacement for a series of weeks in order to see drastic weight loss. In some cases, people can lose up to 50 pounds in a matter of months.

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