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Weight Loss Program

Healthy & Sustainable Weight Loss

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

Do you experience Headaches, Allergies, Joint or Muscle Pain?

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

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 medicallyapproved 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

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

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

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 imbalances

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

Body Composition Testing with the
In Body Analyzer

The InBody Scale is the latest in cutting edge technology, which we use for our
patients. The human body is composed of four main components: water, proteins,
fats and minerals. The InBody Test provides a comprehensive view of body
composition balance of these components.

Our InBody 570 uses BIA Technology (bioelectrical impedance analysis). Our test
provides comprehensive muscle and fat diagnosis that are essential in monitoring health. The test results show segmental muscle and fat analysis that allows you to clearly understand the distribution and where you need to focus on muscle and fat development. Most forms of body composition testing are usually aimed at measuring a person’s fat tissue. This can be a very useful tool in guiding fat loss strategies. Some types of body composition testing also assess muscle mass.

body composition analysis

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. According to the Mayo Clinic, 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.

Find out if Rose Wellness is perfect for you

Call us at (571)529-6699 or schedule a free call
with one of our health care advisors.

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