The Dynamed 2000 is a device that uses dry heat to help raise your body’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) just as you would if you were to vigorously exercise. During a single session, you will:
- Burn 500 to 700 calories, on average
- Raise your metabolic rate by 400%
- Promote the breakdown of stored fat
- Adjust your BMR’s “Set Point” to a higher level so that your body consumes more calories each day
Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
VLCD is a diet of rapid weight loss (5 to 15 pounds per week) characterized by Direct Fat Burn with Glycogen & Protein Sparing. The notion that accelerated weight loss is dangerous is absolutely not true. When monitored by a Bariatric Physician, rapid weight loss is safe and effective. The secret to successful weight loss is the loss of fatty tissue instead of muscle & water. If pounds are shed through protein or water loss, you are guaranteed to regain the weight you’ve lost! This is the reason 85% to 100% of dieters regain their weight within the one year. VLCD makes you burn fat because you consume high quality protein which is metabolized while your own body’s protein is spared. The low carbohydrate content of this diet reduces your body’s level of the hormone insulin which enables fat to be mobilized more efficiently. Patients on our VLCD don’t feel hungry or unsatisfied. In fact, they say they feel great, look good, and have higher energy levels.
Our Nutritional Education program provides a step-by-step basic approach to educate patients on healthy eating lifestyles including label reading, healthy food choices, improved cooking techniques and menu planning. A supportive nonjudgmental approach is used to encourage balanced eating stressing your individual eating style.
The program includes early emphasis on gentle aerobic activities until the patient is comfortable to go through a fitness test to assess their flexibility, aerobic and strength capability. An exercise prescription is then written and periodic follow-up provided until a fun and diverse program of activity becomes a way of life. The program is designed to help patients overcome their exercise-related fears and encourage them to develop healthy exercise habits, while increasing their metabolic rate to facilitate a better lifestyle and to improve weight loss.
Bariatric Medication Usage
Medication can improve comfort and increase weight loss safely when combined with these other essential changes. We use many different natural & herbal supplements and prescribe medications if necessary to reduce your appetite, increase metabolism and assure a safe and effective weight loss. Physician follow-up is essential to ensure safe usage and appropriate adjustment in care.
Natural Hormone Replacement
You must also address any hormonal deficiencies that underline almost all problems of excess weight. Any diet that doesn’t take hormone modulation into account won’t provide lasting results.
Long Term Maintenance Program
Relapse prevention and maintenance techniques are taught to help the patient cope with relapses and maintain their treatment successes. Reeducation in certain areas that may include exploring other potential contributors and improving the patient’s level of awareness will be utilized.