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When choosing a body sculpting clinic it is very important to trust the team that will be looking after you and the approach and philosophy of the physicians caring for you.
Our physician team at the Peel Weight Loss Clinic includes a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and an Obesity Medicine Specialist. We will evaluate every patient from an aesthetic and weight loss standpoint to help you achieve the body you desire. It is very important to ensure qualified physicians are caring for you to ensure your body contouring is done is the most efficacious and safe manner. Selecting the right patient for the right treatment is critical to ensure success. We will evaluate your personal needs and determine whether you will benefit from body contouring, liposuction, general weight loss or another procedure. As we offer the full spectrum of aesthetic procedures we will only recommend body contouring for you if we think you will truly benefit from it.
In addition, to medical expertise we strongly believe that trusculpt iD is the premier body contouring technology available. It not only leads to fat reduction but tightens skin also during the same procedure. There is no downtime or incisions avoiding the recovery time of more invasive procedures.
Please free to book a complimentary consultation with our physician experts to see if truSculpt iD can help you achieve the body you desire!
- Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. This will allow you to stay well hydrated and consequently you will minimize consumption of calorie laden beverages with no nutritional value
- Small dietary changes lead to significant weight loss over time. 3500 calories is equivalent to one pound of weight. So to lose a pound in a month, one must decrease consumption by 120 calories a day. This is roughly equivalent to not having one pop of can a day. Over a year this would translate to 12 pound of weight loss!!
- Change your dinner plates to a smaller size. This will cause you to have smaller portions and also overtime change your expectations of how much food constitutes a meal
- Do NOT eat in front of the TV. When one eats while distracted it is very easy to overeat as you are not aware of how much you are consuming and you will not be able to pick up cues from your body that you are full
- When you eat your meals, always eat the protein first. This is important as you want to eat food with bulk as it will cause your stomach to get full faster and you feel satiated sooner and consequently eat less. This then leaves less space in your stomach for empty and nutritionally deplete calories from refined carbohydrates
- Avoid drinking your calories. Liquid calories have very little nutritional value and they do not cause your stomach to feel full and cause satiety
- Do not skip meals. Skipping meals is a sure fire way to gain weight and over eat. Firstly, when you skip meals your body shifts into starvation mode which causes your bodies metabolism to slow down. Furthermore, by the time you eat you are feeling starved and as a result you will overeat. Eating three healthy balanced meals with two snacks daily is the best way to minimize calories consumption and lose weight in a safe and sustainable fashion.
The OPTIFAST core program is a medical grade meal replacement product. Numerous studies have shown that Meal Replacement programs lead to significantly more weight loss compared to traditional diets. Some of the features of the OPTIFAST program that will help you achieve a healthier weight include:
- Stimulus narrowing: Less food choices decrease appetite and food consumption
- Stimulus control: When you are using the OPTIFAST program food triggers are avoided
- The shakes control and limit your portion size
- Structured program which helps limit snacking and increased calorie consumption
- The OPTIFAST shakes are easy to prepare and portable
- High protein content leads to greater satiation
- Avoids having to use excessive time on calorie counting
If you are interested to see if our OPTIFAST program is a good fit for you, please book a consultation with our physician.
The NWCR is a large database that collects data on patients who have successfully lost weight of at least 30 lbs and have kept it off for at least a year. The average weight loss registry member has lost 66 lbs and maintained the weight loss for 5.5 years on average!!
Key findings of successful people who have lost and maintained there weight loss include:
- 78% have breakfast daily
- 62% watch less than 10 hours of television daily
- 90% exercise at least an hour daily
- 75% weigh themselves at least once weekly.
These findings provide important insights into maintaining weight loss such as not skipping meals and minimizing sedentary activities.
Comparing Zero Calorie Sweeteners with Sugar on Calorie intake.
This month in the International Journal of Obesity, a study aimed to determine whether substituting sugar with Zero-calorie Sweeteners helped with weight management.
The patients were given either a Zero Calorie Sweetened drink, or a drink with sugar between breakfast and lunch. Their blood glucose and insulin concentrations were measured for the next three hours following consumption of the drink. The authors found that subjects given zero-calorie sweetened beverages consumed more during lunch, compensating for any energy saved. All patients showed increased levels of blood glucose and insulin concentration, suggesting that there is little difference between calorie-free beverages and sugar-sweetened beverages in relation to daily energy intake, blood glucose, and insulin responses.
S L Tey, N B Salleh, J Henry and C G Forde Effects of aspartame-, monk fruit-, stevia- and sucrose-sweetened beverages on postprandial glucose, insulin and energy intake, International Journal of Obesity (13 December 2016) | doi:10.1038/ijo.2016.225