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16 Jan 2015

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution Intact- Medical Weight Loss

Weight Loss Woodstock GAIt’s the typical thing for most of us; start off the New Year by cutting out a few bad habits. Usually it’s something along the line of “Exercise more, eat less, or eat better food”. When we make these changes, we usually have a goal of losing weight and being healthier. To obtain whatever your goal weight is, it takes dedication and patience to get those results. Contrary to popular belief, there is no “Fast Track” weight loss program where you can lose 10 pounds a week and be healthy. It might be possible to drop 10 pounds in one week, but it might cause unintentional side effects that actually make you unhealthy. The goal with any weight loss is ultimately to look and feel healthier. At Innovative Health and Wellness, that is our goal and passion; making you feel and look the way you want to while striving for a healthy lifestyle.

Our Medical Weight program is helping people in the greater Atlanta area to reach new possibilities when it comes to their weight loss goals! Our highly trained staff will design a completely custom and personalized program for you, centered around your personal health goals and body composition. We have several tools and resources that we will utilize in order to accomplish your health goals. Here are just a couple of them:

BELVIQ®

This FDA approved prescription weight loss medication will help you to lose weight, with the right exercise and nutritional programs. More importantly, it’ll help you keep the weight off once you lose it! In a clinical study, most people who used the drug were able to keep their original weight off even after the drug was used. This safe and effective approach to weight loss very effective in most cases.

Nutrition

Metabolic Testing Woodstock GAAbove all else, a proper diet is the most important component of a weight loss plan. Most people try to just cut calories in an attempt to burn fat. While some monitoring of caloric intake is important, if you starve yourself, your body will revolt and actually store fat. It also deprives the body of essential nutrients and vitamins that are vital to keeping all of your body functions running properly. The key is to eat a variety of healthy and nutrient rich foods that will help the body. This doesn’t mean that you have to eat bland of boring foods. Our nutritionists can help you create a plan that incorporates delicious, healthy foods that will help you to progress towards your weight goals.

Exercise

runningshoesA great way to reach your weight loss goals is to have a regimented exercise program. This helps you to burn calories, strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and improve your general health. A proper exercise program is vital to living a full and healthy life. Our staff includes a highly trained physician that can help you to establish an exercise program specific for you goals and lifestyle. We will monitor your progress and assist you with any needs or concerns you have during the process.

If you’re interested in participating in our Medical Weight Loss program, don’t hesitate to call us here at Innovative Health and Wellness to schedule your FREE consultation!

 

06 May 2014

5 Reasons Why it is Important to have a Balanced Diet

Balanced DietEating well does not have to be complicated. If you follow the advice of the professionals and eat a balanced diet you are well on the way to a better life. It is never too late – or too early – to make healthy changes to your diet to help prevent disease, manage your weight, and feel better. Here’s why a balanced diet is good for your health. (more…)

02 Apr 2014

6 Steps to Healthy Weight Management

weight managementAre you wondering why you can’t seem to lose enough weight or stick to a healthy weight? Do your good intentions go out of the window at every opportunity? In theory it should be easy to lose weight or to maintain an ideal weight. You eat fewer calories than you use. But in practice the task can be difficult and stressful. Get back to basics with these simple weight management techniques to try every day. (more…)

02 Apr 2014

Answer these Questions to Get Out of Your Winter Rut

get out of your winter rutTake a look at your life and your overall wellbeing levels – do you feel ready for spring or are you still stuck in the dark days of winter, mentally or physically? Spring heralds in warmer weather and longer days but if you’re not ready to take advantage of the season, you’re going to miss out. Here’s how you can get your body and mind in good shape for spring and summer – answer these questions honestly to find out. (more…)

05 Mar 2014

Metabolic Testing – A Tool to Help You Achieve Optimal Weight Loss Results

Metabolic Testing Woodstock GAIf you’re like most people who are struggling to lose weight, you’ve started watching what you eat as well as counting and cutting back on your calories. We all know that weight loss is the result of a simple equation: burning more calories than you take in each day. But how do you know how many calories you REALLY burn—or how many calories you should be eating for optimal weight loss? (more…)

31 Jan 2014

Metabolic Testing – Giving You the Tools to Successful Weight Loss

Woodstock GA - Weight LossWhen it comes to weight loss there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach.  Everyone’s body responds to exercise and calorie intake differently. This is because each person’s metabolism is different. You and a friend might eat the same diet, work out the same amount, live identical lifestyles and still achieve different weight-loss results. One may lose 10 pounds, while the other not only maintains their weight but even gains a pound. It may be your metabolism that’s keeping you from achieving your goal.

Resting metabolic rate, or RMR is dramatically different from one person to the next and can deeply affect how and why a person may gain or lose weight. RMR is the rate at which your body uses energy when you’re at rest. It measures energy use for basic bodily functions like circulation, breathing and digestion. Sixty-five to 75 percent of a person’s energy is expended at rest without taking into account the energy it takes to walk, talk, work or exercise.

At Innovative Health and Wellness in Woodstock offers Metabolic Testing that gives you the exact measurements you need to succeed. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured. Once completed, your metabolic rate will be used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones. These Zones provide powerful information to help you lose weight. Your Zones will show you how to eat the MAXIMUM amount of food and still lose weight. Your body will be healthy, happy, and satisfied.

With this information our team can then work with you to create a customized Medical Weight Loss Program that includes –

  • Successful weight loss under medical supervision, without hunger
  • Keeps the weight off without the need for constant dieting
  • Changes your lifestyle – feel great, have more energy, live better
  • Individualized nutrition and exercise programs
  • Take charge of your future and your health

If you are ready to take charge of your weight with our Metabolic Testing and Medical Weight Loss Program, call our office at
770-926-4646 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.

 

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