At Clinic 45, we strive to assist you in losing those extra pounds that could eventually shorten your life span. By drawing an appropriate diet plan for you, we will show you how to eat properly. We will assist you with medications that will control your appetite and administer a fat burner injection to ameliorate your metabolism. Take action now toward good health by losing weight. Let us tell you about our weight loss program.
First of all, there’s no “lose weight overnight” pill. Nevertheless, we offer a program that can produce impressive results in a relatively short amount of time. Our Weight Management program is based on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat approach. This method of Weight Management is proven to maintain muscle while reducing fat. Patients are seen monthly by Dr. Sleiman and provided full care & support by our professional staff. When indicated, a prescription of appetite suppressant may be included. Even though you are overweight, you may not qualify for the appetite suppressant. You cannot take the appetite suppressant if you are pregnant, are breast-feeding, or have glaucoma, an overactive thyroid gland, or uncontrolled high blood pressure. However, you may still participate in our diet and exercise program which includes B-12 injections, Lipotropic injections, protein shakes, LIPO BC pills, and other products that we offer.
On your first visit, you will have your blood drawn to check your liver, kidney, and thyroid function. You will also have a medical consultation, B12 Injections and a diet menu. If all preliminary tests and your screening physical exam are within normal limits, and we find no contraindications, we will provide you with a set of weight loss rules, lists of approved and non-approved foods, and, when indicated, a prescription for the appetite suppressant. In some instances, additional studies such as an EKG, will be necessary to ensure patient safety and medical thoroughness. These studies are not included in the initial fee.
Lipotropic compounds are substances that help stimulate the breakdown of lipid (fat) during metabolism and, in this way, reduce the accumulation of excess fat in the liver and other tissues. Injections of carefully calibrated doses of natural lipotropic nutrients can optimize your ability to shed fat. Many substances have lipotropic properties.
This Vitamin is important to keep the brain and nervous system functioning normally and for the formation of red blood cells. By synthesizing and regulating DNA, B12 is involved in cellular metabolism. It also plays a vital role in fatty acid synthesis and energy production. Many medications, certain medical conditions, and the normal aging process can lead to a B12 deficiency.
All patients pay a first time consultation fee of $99. Thereafter, visits are $85 per month.
While adopting an eating style that lowers your calorie intake is critical to healthy weight loss, one process goal involves enjoying healthier foods through such practices as Ketogenic. To Dr. Sleiman, Keto is more of a lifestyle change than a diet. The body is an engine; Carbs are the gas which makes it go. Limiting Carbs makes the body turn to an alternative fuel – Stored fat. So, Sugars and “simple starches” like potatoes, white bread, and rice are all squeezed out; Healthy fats and proteins like oils, meat, and eggs are embraced. Fat is burned; Pounds come off. Steady fueling also means more constant energy levels all day long, and less hunger and cravings! You can lose weight while feeling full!
If followed properly, people who embark on keto diet can be extremely successful when it comes to their weight loss goals.
“A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best of medicines and the best doctors.” – Mark Twain
As a physician and Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity and American Board of Family Physicians, I wanted to take a minute to speak about the amazing benefits of Intermittent Fasting. I practice intermittent fasting 2-3 times every week, and I enjoy reaping the benefits from the practice. First thing, Intermittent Fasting is not a form of dieting, it is a structured pattern of eating. It is a common misconception that fasting is not good for maintaining muscle mass, but that is far from the truth.
Combined with a Ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting helps keeps your muscle protein from being oxidized. When fasting, your portion of food is reduced, and your window of eating is narrowed down as well. It is recommended to restrict your hours of eating to 6 hours on, then stay away from foods for 10-12 hours afterwards. Regarding weight loss, when you are in a fasted state, you burn fat more efficiently. The first 10 hours after eating, your body is digesting your food, and absorbing nutrients. In basic terms, intermittent fasting will accelerate your weight loss.
The benefits of intermittent fasting are phenomenal! You naturally eat less, improve your metabolism, potentially reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, reduce inflammation and triglyceride levels. For instance, ketone levels in your body increase, as well, which can lead to improved focus and mental clarity. As far as the guidelines go, your intake of food needs to be inside a 6-8-hour window. So, in the morning, you can choose to eat breakfast (break your fast) or skip breakfast and start your window at noon. Outside of your window, drink only water and low-calorie liquids, such as teas or coffee. Anything 50 calories or less is fine. Also, end your eating window at least 3 hours before going to sleep.
Overall, intermittent fasting is a great way to lose weight and improve your overall health. It will be a little difficult at first but be patient. You will love how you feel, and you will see an improvement in your mental and physical health in no time.
Joseph E. Sleiman MD, FAAFP