Weight Loss Programs
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Weight Loss Programs
At aesthetic essentials we take the time to sit down with each patient and determine which weight loss program is best for you, we customize programs to ensure that your ultimate goal can be achieved.
Phentermine (Adipex) is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full longer.
When taken as part of a treatment plan that includes a low-calorie diet and increased physical activity, studies have found it can bring about a loss of 5% to 10% of body weight over 12 weeks.
Phentermine is only approved for short-term use. Ohio patients are prescribed the medication for a course of three months, one month at a time. Phentermine works best with healthy eating and minimal-moderate exercise.
The initial phentermine appointment takes about 30 minutes to discuss in detail the diet program. The last two follow up appointments are normally around 15 minutes. If you are looking to lose 15 pounds or more phentermine may be the right choice for you!
***When Used Together, HCG And Phentermine Create Significant Results
Kick start your weight loss
Phentermine comes in tablet form, and is taken daily, as prescribed. While on this medication, our team will monitor you to ensure that your weight loss is safe and effective. Phetermine can be an a la carte option or you can learn more about our weight loss packages.
Although we can customize a food plan for anyone’s needs we recommend foods to eat and avoid:
You Need to Eat to Lose Weight
It is very important that you eat enough to actually be able to lose weight. Not providing your body with enough food will cause your body to conserve any food you do provide it as fat. It is generally thought that the minimum amount of calories you should consume each day is 1200, but the exact amount you should be eating depends on your sex, age, height and starting weight. Your phentermine doctor should be able to advise you on how many calories you need each day. You must also ensure you use your calories wisely and consume the right foods to maximize your weight-loss potential.
What To Eat On Phentermine
Water: The first rule of every diet is to drink lots of water. When taking phentermine you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day in order to improve the functions of your body and assist in the release of water weight, as well as keeping you hydrated and less likely to misinterpret thirst for hunger. Chilled water tastes better and is easier to absorb for the body, or if you want something warming, green tea is similarly hydrating and counts towards your daily quota.
Protein: When dieting, it is important that you consume enough protein. One reason for this is that high-protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. Protein is doubly important if you’re exercising as well as dieting, to make sure you’re losing fat and not muscle. Your body uses protein to build lean muscle, which not only makes you stronger and more toned but also burns calories even when you’re not active, unlike lazy fat, meaning your metabolism works at a higher speed. Good sources of protein are skinless chicken and turkey, tofu, fish, low-fat dairy, lean beef, eggs, and nuts.
Fiber: While fiber is not a magic weight-loss weapon, healthy high-fiber foods make you feel full, so you can resist eating more food than you need. Although phentermine will help suppress your appetite, when you are hungry, opting for high-fiber food means that your appetite will be satisfied with fewer calories and fat. Great sources of fiber are beans, whole grains and brown rice, nuts, baked potatoes (but you have to eat the skin), berries, bran cereal and vegetables.
Fruits and Vegetables: The water and fiber in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can eat the same amount of food with fewer calories. Most fruits and vegetables are filling while also being naturally low in fat and calories. Choose whole fruits over juices to maximize the fiber content and always make sure your vegetables are cooked healthily and served with healthy dressings.
Alkalizing Foods: To maximize the effects of phentermine it is necessary to have an alkaline urinary pH (7.5 to 8.0), as this means the phentermine will be excreted from your body at a slower rate. Almost all fruits and vegetables are alkalizing so they will help you maintain the alkaline levels in your body, and therefore you will feel the effects of phentermine, such as higher energy levels and a suppressed appetite, for longer throughout the day. Other alkalizing foods are almonds, chestnuts, tofu, stevia, cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard, chili pepper, and all herbs.
What to Avoid
Simple Carbohydrates: Foods that contain simple carbohydrates include table sugar, products with white flour, candy, chocolate, cake, jam, cookies, soda and packaged cereals. They are digested quickly by your body, resulting in dramatic changes to your blood sugar levels, and they are not utilized by your body as fuel, often becoming stored as fat instead. If you do include carbs in your diet, make them complex carbs; these take longer to digest and are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Examples include vegetables, whole grain breads, oatmeal, legumes, brown rice and whole wheat pasta.
Sugar: Added sugar supplies a large amount of fructose, which can only be processed by the liver. If the liver is already processing foods, the extra sugar gets stored as fat. Sugar directly increases your chance of becoming obese due to elevated insulin resistance, as well as increasing cholesterol levels and your chances of getting diabetes. Sugar can be found in a lot of the simple carbohydrates listed above, and hidden in many processed foods, like frozen meals. Dried fruit and store-bought fruit juices can also have high levels of sugar so fresh fruit and freshly squeezed juices are preferable.
Alcohol: Like increased levels of sugar, alcohol can adversely affect your liver functions to the extent that your body’s fat burning systems are inhibited for as long as several days, therefore the liver has less chance to burn any fat.
Acidifying Foods: In addition to being bad for weight gain and inhibiting the burning of fat, the foods above are also acidifying, meaning these foods are particularly important to avoid for those taking phentermine. The reason for this, is that acidifying foods increase the excretion of phentermine, meaning it will not last as long in your system as it should. So, keep clear of soda, alcohol, coffee, sugars, butter, ice cream, and products containing white flour.
While taking phentermine it is important to get into the habit of eating the right foods so that you re-educate your mind into providing your body with the best. When you reach your goal weight it is the changes you make on your weight loss journey that help you to maintain your new body. All that said, the odd treat here and there will mean you don’t feel deprived and end up binging and undoing all your good work along the way.
hcg clean start weight loss®
Rapid Weight Loss
Look and feel your best in just weeks! Our hCG program eliminates the body's fat deposits, particularly targeting the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, neck, and face. You will decrease your appetite, reset your metabolism, and achieve a normal weight. Lose up to 30 pounds in 40 days! A daily fat burner injection is needed to release your stored fat, along with a weekly vitamin injection to increase your metabolism and energy. A short restricted diet burns and eliminates stored fat. When you finish, you eat what you like, but you will eat less, crave healthy options, and you will enjoy long-lasting weight loss. Most patients lose an average of 1 to 3 pounds per day and feel great! Our patients are so excited about the results that they tell us, "I wish I had done it sooner!"
Medical weight loss program using prescription phentermine
Burn fat, not muscle
Detox programs available
Achieve long-term weight loss success
Offered in a 23 day program or 40 day program
We also provide each patient with a six week maintenance program after they have finished their 23-day or 40-day program.
*patients can restart hCG after their 6 week maintenance if desired (all repeat hCG patients receive a discount of $200-$300)
Personalized Weight Loss Just for You!
What makes the Clean Start Weight Loss® Program different from other weight loss programs is that we have numerous treatment programs available, and we will design a program that is customized to you. We don’t just offer one weight loss program, but we will design a customized weight loss treatment plan specifically designed for you. The diet doesn’t include packaged diet food, vitamins or weight loss pills; all of our programs including eating real food you can find in any grocery store. To ensure you safely lose the weight, the program will be supervised by a licensed healthcare provider (either a: Physician (MD), Physicians Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner(NP) ).
hCG Clean Start Weight Loss® Program benefits include:
- Medically-Supervised Diet Program
- Comprehensive lab testing and medical history
- No Packaged Meals – Eat Real Food – This means you get to learn how to make smarter choices AND save money!
- Prescription medications to promote weight loss
- Increased Fat loss with “Fat Burning” lipotropic injections
- You will receive a comprehensive support package that includes: Guidebook, Food Journal, Tip Sheets, Shopping List and a Cookbook with over 50 recipes!
- Increased Energy–with Vitamin Injections
- Long Term Weight Loss Success – Learn a new healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight loss
- Burns fat, not Muscle
- Resets Your Metabolism
- No Intense Exercise Needed
In addition, some hCG Clean Start Weight Loss® clinics offer more services, including:
- Metabolic testing to give you an accurate calorie burn rate for you
- Muscle and Fat composition testing
- Body sculpting procedures
HCG Weight Loss
Our Skinny Shots
Also Recommended For weight loss - The Skinny Shot (AKA Lipotropic Injections)
Each Skinny Booster Shot includes the following:
B vitamin that aids in the metabolism of fats, helps reduce blood cholesterol and control mood & appetite
Amino acids that are essential for the health of your liver.
Helps to form new, healthy cells in the body, gives you a huge energy boost which helps you to burn calories.
Required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol within the body.
Acts as amino acid agents to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver & body, Helps in relieving or preventing fatigue and may be useful in some cases of allergies because it reduces histamine release.
There are two recommendations for Skinny Shots
Patients can give themselves the shot (subcutaneous injection in belly or thigh, small tiny needle) or receive them in office.
In office injections: 2 times a week for 6 weeks then once weekly if desired (given in deltoid)
At home injections: 1 injection a day for 30-45 days (for maximum absorption) if desired patients can continue daily injections or drop down to 2-3 injections per week to maintain the lipotropics in their system
Both ways are effective for energy and weight loss! Patients see on average 15-20 pounds of weight loss within a 6-8 week period!
More About Lipotropic Injections (The Skinny Shot)
Losing weight is not easy so when an important event is on the horizon many people feel pressured to lose those extra pounds as quickly as possible. Not to mention for those who have more than a few pounds to lose, finding ways to boost weight loss results is always a bonus which is why many people are turning to lipotropic injections.
While these types of injections aren’t the latest weight loss breakthrough, they are gaining in popularity among weight watchers of late. Why? Because they are designed to help your body eliminate fat more easily. In other words, they speed up your body’s metabolism when it comes to how fat is processed. They decrease the amount of fat deposited in your body and help your body remove fat more efficiently.
WHAT ARE LIPOTROPIC INJECTIONS? WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN LIPOTROPIC INJECTIONS?
Lipotropic injections are shots that contain a high dose of essential nutrients. Lipotropic injections contain vitamin B12 and MIC—a combination of methionine, inositol, and choline. They help you to maintain your energy level while on your low-calorie weight loss plan and support healthy fat burning. Plus, the combination of these nutrients helps promote, encourage and support the removal of fat from your body. Without these nutrients, bile and fat can build up in your liver causing an array of health problems as well as causing your metabolism to slow, and in severe cases block fat metabolism completely.
Most clients find that the injections also help with mental fogginess and improved mood. Vitamin B12 is more effective as an injected than in pill form, so you get the maximum benefit of this nutrient.
DO LIPOTROPIC SHOTS REALLY HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
We get that question a lot and to be honest, yes these injections are a great way to boost your weight loss results. However, keep in mind that these are not an overnight magic pill that is going to help you shed 20 pounds in weight. It’s important to still maintain realistic weekly weight loss goals. To get the best results you need to pair these shots with a healthy diet and exercise.
When feelings of sluggishness are replaced with the abundant energy of an increased fat metabolism you can expect more impact from each visit to the gym. Plus, lipotropic injections help preserve lean muscle mass which further enhances your metabolism so you continue burning calories for hours after your workout.
HOW DO LIPOTROPIC INJECTIONS HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
Lipotropic injections assist with weight loss in a variety of ways including:
Boosting your energy
Increasing your metabolism so you burn fat faster
Stimulating liver function
Increasing the break down of fat in your body
Suppressing the appetite
Transforming carbohydrates into energy
ARE THERE OTHER ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO LIPOTROPIC SHOTS BESIDES WEIGHT LOSS?
Absolutely! In addition to being completely natural fat-burning aids, lipotropic shots have a range of health benefits such as:
Lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart disease
Helping you feel more energetic and less prone to depression
Protecting the liver from damage
Protecting the joints by helping with cartilage formation and preventing the onset of arthritis
Increasing the strength in your hair and nails
Preventing or relieving a range of illnesses such as diabetic nerve pain, panic attacks, insomnia, cancer, depression, ADHD, psoriasis, and autism
Helping you think more clearly and remain more alert
Restoring the balance of your hormones
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Before lipotropic shots, you feel sluggish and aren’t having a lot of success losing weight. Lipotropic injections give your body a jump start on losing weight and you get a noticeable boost in energy. If your body is missing essential nutrients that support the metabolic process even a healthy diet and exercise routine may not be enough to start losing weight. Lipotropic injections help jump-start weight loss by providing your body with power such as B12, methionine, inositol, and choline.