Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

Many of us make resolutions this time of year: Spend more time with family, spend less time on social media, quit smoking, and the most common New Year’s Resolution, weight loss. And while it is estimated 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, only 8% actually succeed. Failure can be attributed to a lack of support, time, and resources. Other weight loss programs last only 1-month, and although patients typically experience weight loss, they put the weight back on as soon as the program is over. At CITY Health Services, our weight loss program is different; it is an all-encompassing 4-month program that teaches patients how to make the true lifestyle changes that are essential to keeping the weight off long-term.

Why is it crucial to maintain a healthy weight?

Second to smoking, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. Diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke are all chronic, life threatening diseases associated with obesity. If you are concerned about your weight, CITY has a weight loss program that is right for you.

Medically Supervised Weight Loss

At CITY Health Services, each weight loss journey is medically supervised. It begins with a thorough physical evaluation, body composition evaluation, and blood work. The results are used to create a customized basic or accelerated weight loss program.  Our basic program is designed for patients that have less than 20 pounds to lose (expect to lose 2-5 pounds per week), while the accelerated program is designed for patients who need to lose more than 30 pounds (expect to lose 30-60 pounds over the course of 4 months).

Nutrition and exercise counseling are part of our program. Patients learn to weigh and measure food, see what portion sizes really look like, and consume only the number of calories to reach and maintain their goal weight.  Patients also have access to a proprietary web-based accountability app that tracks calories, activity and sleep patterns.

Additionally, we prescribe supplements including pharmaceutical appetite suppressants, nutritional supplements, HCG injections, and B12 with MIC injections. But what are these supplements, and how do they work?

 Medically Prescribed Weight Loss Supplements

The appetite suppressants are designed to keep you feeling full, while the nutritional supplements ensure your body receives the vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are essential to health, and nutrients to keep you at your energetic best.

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that regulates appetite by making you feel fuller faster. This enables patients to go on low calorie diets without feeling hungry. HCG also allows the body to use stored fat for energy while retaining lean muscle. With a physician’s medical clearance, HCG is safe and effective for both men and women to use.

The B12 with MIC injections contain vitamin B12, Methionine, Inositol and Choline. The combination of these naturally-occurring components helps speed up metabolism, burn fat, absorb essential nutrients efficiently, preserve lean muscle mass, and promote positive mood. Vitamin B12 plays a key role in metabolism and cell function, and aids in the release of cellular energy from fat and protein. Methionine helps our bodies dissolve fat and make protein. Inositol is a sugar alcohol that promotes glucose uptake, as well as reducing stress and boosting mood. And finally, choline assists the liver in getting rid of toxins and fights fatigue.

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

With weekly weigh-ins and monthly re-examinations, our program provides the individual attention and accountability necessary for our patients succeed. Lose weight and keep it off with the CITY Medical Weight Loss program. Click or Call (Phoenix 602-889-5830 | Mesa 480-649-5297) to schedule an appointment today!

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