Call us!   571-529-6699

Weight Management – Weight Loss Plans

  • Preventive Medicine Northern Virginia

    Preventive Medicine, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling DC

    Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling

Contact Us

Do you suffer from Fatigue, Digestive Issues, or Brain Fog?

Do you experience Headaches, Allergies, Joint or Muscle Pain?Weight Management Fairfax Virginia

Excess weight can be associated with a number of symptoms that affect your daily life.  When the root cause of your weight gain is determined, these issues can be reduced or eliminated.  Our goal is to help you shed those excess pounds and begin feeling better.

Weight Management – The Functional Medicine Approach

From a Functional Medicine perspective, we need to find the cause of weight gain.  Some common reasons include:
- Dietary patterns
- Insufficient exercise
- Increased and continuous stress
- Lack of adequate sleep
- Hormone imbalances
- Sugar control
- Nutrient absorption

weight loss northern virginia

Our team of professionals will do a complete medical history, genetic and other laboratory tests and a complete physical exam to see if there are any underlying medical conditions preventing you from losing weight. We will check for nutritional deficiencies, discuss your diet and lifestyle choices, issues that may be causing stress and any sleep issues you may be having. Additionally, metabolic testing will be done to help determine what changes are needed for weight loss.

If it is determined that you have a hormone imbalance, our integrative physician can help rebalance your hormones using bioidentical hormones and medically-approved detoxification processes. Once your hormones are rebalanced, you will begin your journey to weight loss.

Genetic Weight Loss Program

Our comprehensive 4-6 month weight loss program includes the following -

  • Initial Consult

  • Gx Slim Genetics Test

  • 1 hour Genetic Direction Review and Diet Explanation

  • 5 followup sessions (30 min each) that can be scheduled weekly and monthly

  • Customized diet and exercise recommendations that will respond to your unique genetic profile as well as personal preferences

  • InBody scans with each visit to track base line and progress

Why Is Losing Weight Challenging?

Weight loss can be a stubborn challenge for most people.  Weight gain is often a result of poor diet, portion control or insufficient exercise. However, we cannot just exercise our way out of a poor diet. Weight gain can also be due to some underlying medical condition such as:

Stress can cause the body to make too much cortisol, which can make you store fat around your midsection. Excess weight in your core can increase your risk of health problems.

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone helps the body burn stored fat and speeds up your metabolism.

Hormone imbalancesWeight Loss Plans Northern Virginia
Your hormones are controlled by a number of organs in the body, including your reproductive organs, your thyroid gland, your pituitary gland and your adrenal glands. When any of these organs do not function properly, a hormone imbalance can occur and lead to weight gain or difficulty losing weight.

Malabsorption of nutrients
When you are unable to absorb nutrients from your food, your body may crave foods to help make up for a nutrient deficiency. Oftentimes, it will be a carbohydrate craving and you may always feel hungry.

Cushing’s syndrome
Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the adrenal glands make too much cortisol. With Cushing’s syndrome, you do not need to be under a lot of stress to have high cortisol levels. With this medical condition, fat is stored in the upper back, upper abdomen and face.

Polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance that causes weight gain, thinning hair, irregular periods, excess facial hair, acne and difficulty getting pregnant.

Insulin resistance
Insulin resistance is when the body does not properly use insulin. This can lead to higher glucose levels and even type II diabetes.

Inadequate sleep
Many hormones are secreted during sleep. Staying up late can cause a hormone imbalance. Additionally, when you are tired, you tend to eat more. On average, staying up late can cause you to eat an average of 500 extra calories.

Ready to Loose Some Weight?

At Rose Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping you lead a fulfilling lifestyle.  Our board-certified nutritionist, Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, will create an individualized weight loss plan to ensure you are getting the nutrition your body needs for optimal health while losing weight. Simple lifestyle changes, including exercises ( and stress relief techniques, will be discussed to help bring your body into optimal working condition.

We encourage a 3 month commitment to ensure your weight loss success. During your follow-up appointment, body measurements and weekly weigh-ins will be done to ensure that you are on the right track to a healthy weight.

Call our office at (571)529-6699 and ask about our Weight Loss Packages and get started on your journey to optimal health and wellness. Check our discounted Weight Loss packages.

Call us now at 571.529.6699 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, or please fill the online form today!

Featured Topics
Benefits of honey and ginger nutritionist virginia

Six Natural Foods with Health Benefits

There are numerous foods that nature provides us with to help increase your heal... Read More

Hormone Imbalance and How it Affects Your Weight

Do you suffer from weight gain even when you cut your calories and exercise regu... Read More
Hormone Balancing Fairfax Virginia

Balancing Your Adrenal, Thyroid and Sex Hormones

Your hormones control a number of factors, including your mood, weight, libido, ... Read More

Related Topics
Paleo Diet Fairfax Virginia

The Paleo Diet – An Introduction

What Is a Paleo Diet? The paleo diet is growing in popularity, but what is it re... Read More
gluten free pumpkin muffins

Gluten Free Muffins

Pumpkin Mini Protein Muffins Ingredients ½ cup coconut flour ¼ cup Naked Super... Read More
Acupuncture Fairfax VA

Acupuncture For Weight Loss

by – Virginia Mitchell L.Ac. – our licensed acupuncturist I still re... Read More