Weight Loss

The most important therapy for permanent weight loss is, of course, therapeutic lifestyle changes. Ask about AERTPM.

America is home to the most obese people in the world. According to the CDC, approximately 33% of adults are overweight and obesity related deaths have climbed to 300 000 per year. Obesity rates are soaring in our children as well. We believe that healthy weight loss, i.e. loss of fat while conserving muscle, is essential to Anti-aging and Longevity Therapies.

Excess weight has a tendency to creep up on us. It’s important to remember that obesity is much more than a cosmetic issue. If you’re carrying extra pounds, you’re walking a dangerous tightrope towards heart disease, diabetes, and myriad other health concerns.

While most any diet can take off a few pounds over the short term, the weight invariably comes back as we return to our “normal” lifestyles—90 percent of those who lose weight regain it within five years. As a result, they may end up in a cycle of chronic or “yo-yo” dieting, which slows down metabolism and makes weight control all the more difficult.

Weight gain is almost always a consequence of poor eating habits and too little exercise, and we acknowledge the role of therapeutic lifestyle changes in weight management.

 

We want to stress the importance of weight loss as a medical therapy that can:

  • lower blood pressure
  • control blood sugar
  • relieve pain in arthritic join
  • improve the course of scores of medical conditions

  • After all, it’s easier to pull out the prescription pad than to take the time to guide patients through the necessary lifestyle changes. Underlying medical conditions may contribute to weight gain and make it difficult to lose the pounds.

    Our Integrative Approach

    Obesity is a significant factor in dozens of diseases. Therefore, weight loss is a primary therapy at the Lubbock Integrative Medical Associates, and we treat it very seriously.

    We begin by testing for undiscovered health problems that may have made it difficult for you to lose weight in the past. Your complete blood workup will include a full hormone panel. If your thyroid hormone levels are in the low normal range but you still have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as weight gain, we’ll give you a therapeutic trial of natural (not synthetic) thyroid. Thyroid supplementation can jumpstart metabolism and dramatically improve chances of success.

    Sleep apnea is another overlooked cause of weight gain .Once sleep apnea is treated, energy rebounds and health—and weight control—often return.

    Our Practice Centers On

  • Assessment- Understand and define health concerns, the first key step to customizing your unique strategy and plan for success.
  • Education- Learn what types of food works best to achieve your weight loss goals and why. We will also address nutrition and exercise.
  • Relevant Lifestyle Changes- Develop habits that will sustain long term results. With individual support you can make progressive reasonable steps to secure habits that will insure lasting results. Understanding and making these behavioral changes are a key element of permanent weight loss.
  • Thought Processes- Understand and define health concerns, the first key step to customizing your unique strategy and plan for success.
  • Practical Application- Understand how to consistently incorporate these foods into your life, no matter how busy or stressful it may be.
  • Maintenance- Work with your coach to define your acceptable weight range and create a follow up plan to insure your results are sustained.

  • Personalized Lifestyle Program for Weight Loss

    The most important therapy for permanent weight loss is, of course, therapeutic lifestyle changes. We teach you about carbohydrates, fats, and protein and how they affect appetite and weight. You’ll be taught which foods help burn fat and reduce cravings, and which ones you need to avoid. Instruction includes group lectures and nutritional discussions as well as individual consultations.

    Exercise is also emphasized as a therapy for burning calories and building lean muscle, which is important for long-term weight control because it increases overall metabolic rate. We give you specific instructions in how to exercise safely and when to exercise for maximum fat-burning benefit. We will also help you stay on track by tailoring a strengthening and aerobic exercise program to fit your lifestyle.

    Although achieving and maintaining weight loss without regular exercise and attention to diet is next to impossible, our physician Dr. Stephen Dalton at Lubbock Integrative Medicine and our nutritionist will also prescribe personalized targeted nutritional supplements through Prana Essentials and medical foods that help control appetite and boost the effects of a lifestyle regimen.

    A. Our Extensive Staff of Medical Professionals

    Since there is no magic pill for health and well-being, the road to total wellness requires a diverse, collaborative team of integrative health care professionals with a full spectrum of skills who are dedicated to addressing the needs of your whole being- mind, body and spirit. From physicians and medical staff trained at the country’s most prestigious medical centers and institutions, to our full spectrum of licensed and certified health care practitioners, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is at the forefront of integrative medicine and holistic health care.

    B. Our State of the Art Testing

    Many patients have a difficult time losing weight due to a combination of thyroid, neurotransmitter, adrenal, nutritional and other hormonal issues. What makes our program unique is that our facility is equipped to provide detailed blood and urine testing. Testing can include a complete hormonal panel, metabolic profile, and glucose tolerance to identify root causes and help focus the plan of action to get you results that have been so difficult in the past.

    Most weight loss programs do not offer such testing as they are not administered by a medical practice. As a result participants are unsuccessful in achieving their goals because of underlying health issues. If you have been on diets, such as Weight Watchers and other programs but they have not worked for you, please do not give up hope.

    The good news is that once the testing is done and our physicians have addressed the underlying health issues, our team will work with you to develop your customized weight loss program which will encompass not only what food to eat to achieve a healthy weight, but what behaviors and thought processes will make your results lifelong. You owe yourself the gift of health and vitality!

    C. Our Program Addresses Lifestyle Changes

    In accordance with our philosophy of treating your total body and mind, we view weight loss as a key tool is insuring that you live a vibrant, active life sustained by good health, high energy, mental clarity, full function, and absence of disease well into old age. If that’s what you want, our Health care team can help you. We use the patented First Line Therapy (FLT) weight loss program and the HCG Diet protocol.

    Many patients have a difficult time losing weight due to a combination of thyroid, neurotransmitter, adrenal, nutritional and other hormonal issues. What makes our program unique is that our facility is equipped to provide detailed blood and urine testing. Testing can include a complete hormonal panel, metabolic profile, and glucose tolerance to identify root causes and help focus the plan of action to get you results that have been so difficult in the past.

    Most weight loss programs do not offer such testing as they are not administered by a medical practice. As a result participants are unsuccessful in achieving their goals because of underlying health issues. If you have been on diets, such as Weight Watchers and other programs but they have not worked for you, please do not give up hope.

    Eating is not automatic - the beating of your heart is automatic. Before you eat something you always have a thought, even if you are not aware of it. If you do not recognize your thoughts or learn how to respond to them, they will lead you astray from your program. Our program will teach you how to talk back to your sabotaging thoughts so you will be prepared for challenges along the way. Most weight loss diets focus only on what you should eat or not eat. They do not include teaching you what you need to know for a lifetime of weight-loss success. Our program gives you those skills. It not only helps you identify nutritious, satisfying foods for an enjoyable diet, but it also teaches you how to stick to your program and stay motivated day after day, no matter what the situation.

    It’s not just the calories; it’s the habits! Making psychological changes is a key step ignored by most programs; which focus only on food. Changing your mindset and habits allows you to feel satisfied with your food choices, your weight and most importantly, yourself. With our support, this time will be different; you will lose weight permanently. You will be taught to change your mind set about healthy eating and stop the cycle of losing and regaining; you will learn the techniques that will enable you to follow your nutritious eating plan in any situation. Once and for all you will gain control of your eating, weight and your life. Finally, past feelings of disappointment and demoralization will be replaced by confidence and self esteem! More specifically it teaches you how to address real life obstacles to consistent, healthy eating.

    Many patients have a difficult time losing weight due to a combination of thyroid, neurotransmitter, adrenal, nutritional and other hormonal issues. What makes our program unique is that our facility is equipped to provide detailed blood and urine testing. Testing can include a complete hormonal panel, metabolic profile, and glucose tolerance to identify root causes and help focus the plan of action to get you results that have been so difficult in the past.

    You will learn what to do when you are challenged by: • Stress • Time • Cravings • Hunger • Emotions • Boredom • Food Pushers • Fatigue

    You will learn how to stay on track when you are: • Traveling • Dining out • Vacationing • Celebrating • Attending a special function • Feeling that dieting is just too difficult

    You will Learn:

    1. How to be satisfied with realistic/moderate portions

    2. What to do if you are tempted to have an unplanned snack between meals

    3. How to consistently use good eating habits-eating slowly, while sitting , enjoying every bite

    4. How to plan in advance and monitor yourself as you go along

    5. How to stay motivated and give yourself credit

    6. How to make healthy eating a priority

    7. How to get back on track when you make a mistake

    8. How to reduce and deal with hunger and cravings

    9. How to include your favorite foods

    10. How to build your confidence in your ability to follow a healthy lifestyle and eating plan

    11. How to handle plateaus

    12. How to maintain your results

    Dr. Stephen Dalton uses a series of questioners and testing along with state of the art technology to identify weight loss issue, habits and analyze your diet. Many times the foods we eat frequently seem healthy but are contributing to our health problems. Your customized plan is compiled directly from your test results and your nutrition questionnaire. Learning the Do's and Don'ts are crucial in leading you to a better quality of life. Get Tested Today! Fill in the request an apt. form or call our office at 806-795-1393.

     

Contact our office to make your Appointment today!

You may email our office for your convenience, we will get back to you to set up your appointment and answer any questions!

Dr Stephen Dalton - Site Design & Marketing By: Directional Marketing Solutions Copyright©2016. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy - Site Map