Do you know of anything more frustrating than losing weight? With so much contradictory weight loss information out there, where do you turn? A doctor well-versed in nutrition is a great guide to a winning weight loss program. Fortunately, Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Clinic has the medical expertise and nutritional knowledge to get you on the path to successful weight loss.
Our doctors know how challenging it can be to try to lose weight. We develop a treatment plan tailored to your weight loss goals. With our prescribed weight loss program, you can lose weight safely.
Dr. Anteneh Roba is formally trained on various weight loss options that are healthy for you as an individual. They are based upon your personal goals, medical history, nutritional habits, and your metabolism. By understanding your needs from a medical and personal perspective, Zinnia Aesthetics & Anti-Aging Clinic can 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. They experience a healthy decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additionally, 50% of patients assessed five years after completing the OPTIFAST program kept enough weight off to improve their health in the long-term.
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 can barely squeeze into it. So you start dieting to 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 gain it back. Welcome to weight rebound, the most common and frustrating result of dieting. 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, actually protects the body from losing weight to guard it against starvation and death.
Why does the brain trigger starvation mode?
Different organs of our body utilize the stored energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The brain uses glucose 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. 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 new intake. Weight loss is minimal in this phase, since both calorie intake and calories burned are in same proportion.
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 burns fewer calories.
Avoid reaching starvation mode while losing weight, and lose weight safely! Our weight loss plan includes medical analysis of your body for the duration of the program.