At Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Clinic, we are sensitive to our patients’ needs, and know how frustrating it can be to try to lose weight. The most effective and rapid way to lose weight safely is to consult with a physician. In doing so, patients can achieve success with a prescribed weight loss plan. We can help to end your cycle of disappointment. Because you and our doctors will work together, creating a prescribed plan that’s tailored just for you, you’ll be more than satisfied with results that you can actually see happening! Other weight loss programs (or diets) that you may have tried might have just “flopped”, or produced little success. With our prescribed weight loss planning, you can lose weight safely and be encouraged to keep going to reach your desired weight loss goals.
Only your physician can offer the latest proven medical weight loss options available to you. These options are safe and medically proven to be the most effective to achieve your initial desire to lose weight and your long-term goal to maintain the results. All other non-physician weight loss services state in their literature:
Before starting any weight loss program, please consult your physician.
Doing this is of great importance. The truth about weight loss is that there are many options available to you and in most cases these various plans will allow you to effectively lose weight. However, most people fail in their attempts to lose weight, or to lose weight permanently, and many people put their health at risk by not fully understanding the repercussions of the “diet” they’ve selected. What may be a good weight loss alternative for other individuals could be medically contraindicated for what you need when initiating a weight loss plan.
Dr. Anteneh Roba is formally trained to understand various weight loss options that are healthy for you as an individual, and that are based upon your personal goals, medical history, nutritional habits, and your metabolism. By understanding your needs from a medical and personal goal perspective, at Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Clinic we will create a customized, individualized program for you that will give you the results you expect without the need for special food supplements, pre-packaged meals, or other gimmicks that other non-physician plans offer.
Medically Monitored Weight Loss and the OPTIFAST Solution
The medically monitored OPTIFAST weight management program has been proven in more than 80 clinical studies to help overweight and obese people lose weight. The typical OPTIFAST patient loses over 50 lbs in 18-24 weeks, and experiences a healthy decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additionally, 50 percent of patients assessed five years after completing the OPTIFAST program kept enough weight off to improve their health long term.1
FAQ–Prescribed Weight Loss
Why do weight loss diet plans fail?
You see a gorgeous dress or suit at the store and it lures you to buy it for yourself – but you’re not really at your ideal or desired weight to squeeze in to it. So you start dieting to hopefully lose a few pounds and get rid of some extra flab to have a slimmer figure. At the beginning you lose weight, but after abandoning the diet’s regime you again start gaining it back. This is the most common and frustrating result of dieting. There’s a significant cause for the failure of diet plans: during a quick or “fad” diet a person eats less, but almost immediately his or her body receives a signal from the brain that the body is in starvation mode. The brain, via this remarkable signal, is actually trying to protect the body from losing weight to guard it against starvation and death.
How is the brain’s starvation mode triggered?
The stored energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins are utilized by different organs of our body. Glucose is used by the brain for its proper functioning, which it gets from the blood. Blood absorbs glucose from the food we eat. During dieting, blood receives less amounts of glucose. To overcome the shortage of the glucose supply, the brain “tells” the body to start receiving glucose from the liver. This is the backup glucose stored in the liver as Glycogen and the brain finishes this within 3-4 days. After the brain uses the stored Glycogen, the body gets the signal to switch on to starvation mode and subsequently prevents the loss of weight.
How are dieting and the brain’s starvation mode mechanism interrelated?
The moment the body goes into starvation mode it receives signal from the brain to reduce the rate of your metabolism. As the metabolism function goes down, the body starts burning calories that are equivalent to our intake. Weight loss is minimal in this phase, since both calorie intake and calories burned are in same proportion (they’re “equal”).
To fulfill the body’s required protein needs, the brain signals the body to eat up its own body muscle, which can result in decreased energy and weakness. At this juncture people generally feel they have failed, and give up dieting. During this period the body’s low metabolic rate reduces to burn fewer calories than before. Hence, the diet plan fails. Instead of losing weight, people tend to gain weight as their lowered metabolism starts burning fewer calories.
Avoid reaching starvation mode while losing weight, and lose weight safely! The weight loss plan that we suggest and tailor for you will be addressed scientifically through a simple test and a consultation with our physician. At Zinnia Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic a viable and possible weight loss plan will be designed just for you.