Losing weight is never easy. It’s just not as simple as balancing the calories-in-calories-out equation. While it’s certainly true that burning more calories than you take in generally leads to weight loss, your metabolism and your hormones can make it more difficult to lose weight.
If you want to lose weight and are having trouble doing it on your own, you still have many options. And we can help. At eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss, our team of providers explain some ways that medical weight loss can help you finally lose that weight.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is a comprehensive program that takes your individual needs into account. We consider your medical history, weight loss goals, and body composition to create a customized plan to help you lose weight.
We don’t have a one-size-fits-all program. We use a variety of therapies to assist with your weight loss.
Nutritional counseling is the first step in most of our medical weight loss programs. Your diet is the foundation of your weight loss efforts, as well as your overall health. We work with a registered dietitian to help you come up with a custom, healthy eating plan.
FDA-approved weight loss medications
We offer Food and Drug Administration-approved weight loss medications, including phentermine and phendimetrazine, which are appetite suppressants. For most people, these are safe and well-tolerated.
But if you can’t take either of these medications, we also offer effective supplements like chromium picolinate (a fat burner) and probese (a fiber-based supplement that may make you feel more full).
We also offer a variety of nutritional supplements to help complement your weight loss efforts. Some of these supplements include Lipo BC™, Stress 28™, A.C.R. 2X™, super energy booster, and diucaps.
At eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss, we also offer injections that can help assist you with your weight loss process. We provide both lipotropic and vitamin B12 injections. Vitamin B12 can also boost your energy levels and stimulate fat loss.
Faster weight loss programs
Although slow weight loss is generally considered to be best, sometimes you need to lose weight more quickly. For these clients, we offer a medically supervised version of the hCG diet.
This diet uses injections of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), in addition to a very specific low-calorie diet. The hCG hormone injections stimulate rapid amounts of fat loss. It encourages your body to use its stores of unhealthy fat as an energy source.
In addition to the hCG injections, you also follow a daily diet that allows 500-800 calories a day. Though individual results can vary, you may lose up to a pound a day.
If you want to learn more about the medical approach to weight loss, we would love to talk to you. Call one of our offices today for a consultation. We’re located in Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Ontario, California.