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They provide excellent sources of the nutrients that your body needs and may help you with other health issues you may be experiencing. This program was designed with optimum health in mind. You take off pounds gradually and permanently, you are educated about the human body and the philosophies of weight management and you eat wholesome unprocessed foods.
This is a program that can change your lifestyle and you can live these philosophies the rest of your life. Reaching your target weight is really dependent on how much weight you want to lose. This is not a program that you ever need to get off of.
You will experience the healthful benefits of eating lots of healthy food and moderate exercise. You can live this healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. Yes you could follow a lower carbohydrate plan if you chose to. Our program can be customized with your needs in mind.
All of our food selections have a breakdown of calories, proteins, carbs, sodium, fiber, fat and cholesterol per serving. You can pick and choose these food selections to follow a number of specific dietary requirements.
Free foods are foods that you can feel free to eat in generous portions. You never need to be hungry on your road to weight loss. Each week you can chose a day that you will not follow to recommendations.
You can chose which day each week that you use for your free day, just be consistent from week to week. We provide you with hundreds of options of food to eat during your day. You chose which foods you want to eat based on your favorites.
Understanding how your body digests various types of foods is very important. Digestion is much easier and more efficient when only certain foods are eaten together. You can call your physician as he likely has a record of your blood type. You can donate blood or you can purchase a blood typing kit that will identify your specific blood type. The questionnaire is design to provide us with as much detailed information about yourself to better design your individual program.
We ask that you send us a before picture for two reasons, it helps us determine the proper program for you based on your natural physique. It will also give you some extra willpower as you have someone that you are accountable to. If there are foods that do not show up on your acceptable food lists then you are not allowed to have them on your plan.
These foods have been determined that they may not be compatible to your metabolism. We recommend exercises that are designed to improve your over-all health, metabolic rates and weight management. You should always consult with your physician before starting and exercise or workout program.
We suggest that if you have any serious health issue such as diabetes that you consult your physician before entering into any weight loss program or exercise program. We have many clients who manage their blood sugars very well with this program. We have many clients who manage their blood pressure very well with this program.
In fact losing weight will help reduce blood pressure issues. We want to be an active participant in your successful weight loss. We will help motivate you, consult you, and encourage you to reach your goals. By reporting in you allow us to be an active coach, pointing out areas you could improve upon or giving you a well-deserved pat on the back.
It also shows your progress week by week which is a motivating factor. If you miss a week of reporting simply catch up the information the following week. We ask you to keep the reporting day consistent. The reporting sheets you fill out are the report card on your progress. As your mentor and teacher we evaluate your progress based on the information you hand in. We will know from the very first week whether or not you are losing weight.
If for some reason, after two or three weeks of being unsuccessful, we will be in contact with you to see what changes need to be made to the program to help you reach your goals. Think back to when you felt your best. Think about when you had the most energy and vitality. Think about the size you were then. That is how some people will pick their target weight. Others may only want to lose a few pounds to fit into their wardrobe again.
Some may need to shed scores of pounds to help them avoid morbidly obese health issues. Your weight goals are totally up to you. Be realistic with your goals and honest with yourself and you will pick the appropriate weight for you. You can congratulate yourself, buy a new wardrobe, in fact it is best if you get rid of all your old clothes that you no longer fit. Get them out of your closet you will never need them again. This is a rite-of-passage and a message to your self-conscious that there is no going back to the old you.
This brand new program utilizes state-of-the-art new millennium technology to individualize and personalize dietary protocols. We use Biochemical Analyzation, Metabolic Typing and Genetic Predisposition to develop a program and system designed specifically for you. This system is portable.
All the foods that are listed in your personalized binder are also supplied in a business card format complete with a carrying portfolio. You can use this portfolio when you travel or eat out to make the best food selections for you.
Your program is designed only for you and you can use it anytime for the rest of your life and it will work. The basic reason that you will be successful is your commitment combined with our program designed for you. Finally, we provide you with all the background material in an easy to read binder that is filled with facts about nutrition.
This book will help fill the blanks and give you answer to some of the questions you will have as you follow the program. We also provide you with our limited money back Guarantee to ensure your complete satisfaction. Our dedicated staff is able to monitor and chart your progress, general condition and have an understanding of your nutritional regimen on an ongoing basis so that rapid results are achieved.
The program is structured yet flexible, providing the balance, variety and moderation needed for success. Our nutritional plans provide up to 1, calories daily and contain carefully planned foods that provide a balanced nutritional plan rich in vitamins and minerals and low in refined carbohydrates, fats, and sodium. Caloric restrictions are determined by degree of obesity, health profile, sex and age. A post-reduction maintenance program allows us to fortify the behavioral changes taught during the weight loss period for long term results.
Do you live to far from one of our locations? Make an appointment for a consultation for our at home program. One on one counseling in the privacy of your home. You will have your own counselor counseling you via the internet one on one.
You can ask questions and she will be answering you and following up with you on the internet or the phone if you prefer.
You can call her anytime and she will be calling and emailing you on an on going bases. Studies are often contradictory in their findings, and many critics charge that government recommendations are influenced by the food industry. We present the controversies and cross-opinions, when relevant, but we do not take sides; in our opinion the best diet is the one you feel best on and can stick with. Instead, we've evaluated expert reviews, most notably those published annually at U.
News and World Report. That publication consults medical professionals who, in turn, consult clinical studies as well as utilizing their own experience and expertise to make their recommendations.
We then work our way down to dieter opinions posted on survey sites -- to identify the most nutritionally sound and sustainable weight loss programs. That includes diets, meal-delivery plans, diet books and free, online resources that will help you lose weight and keep it off over the long-term. No weight loss program rivals Weight Watchers' Est. There are no off-limit foods, and the program can be customized for any dietary need, making it a good choice for vegetarians, vegans and anyone who has a specific food allergy or intolerance.
It emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables by making them "free" foods -- in other words, foods that don't have to be portioned or tracked. Weight Watchers has been around for more than 50 years, and has always been a point-based system -- currently known as SmartPoints.
Those points are calculated from a formula that takes into account the food's fat, sugar, protein and carbohydrate count. You're given a specific number of points each day that you track and log, as well as weekly bonus points for snacks or additional food items.
Fitness is also a bigger component, and you're encouraged to set fitness goals when you set up your profile, then track them and, if you wish, exchange FitPoints for food.
For , "WW Freestyle" is the new buzz phrase, denoting an expanded list of "free" foods -- more than -- that don't have to be tracked or logged. The program also allows you to rollover up to 4 points per day to add to your weekly total to build a points bank -- perhaps for a special weekend dinner. We see very few downsides to Weight Watchers.
Even though it's fee-based, the fees are pretty reasonable. There are also pricier plans available that provide you with individual coaching sessions. Regardless of the plan you choose, experts say you get a lot for your money, especially in online tools and support. However, if you're on a tight budget, these fees may still be a bit too steep. The only other complaint we noted is that some people say they feel hungry all the time or often in spite of the plethora of food choices, but we see that with virtually all diets as calorie restriction tends to have that result.
Experts say that Weight Watchers is one of the easiest programs to follow. There are hundreds of Weight Watchers recipes available, both in cookbook form and online, with pre-calculated points values for each recipe. Weight Watchers has its own line of frozen entrees, and Weight Watchers points values are often pre-calculated on other brands of frozen entrees. There are many other Weight Watchers-branded prepared foods available as well. Food preparation-wise, the program can be as easy or as difficult as your skill level in the kitchen.
You do have to track everything you eat, which is easy if you're following a Weight Watchers' recipe or eating a prepackaged food with the points pre-calculated.
It gets a bit trickier when you prepare your own recipes as you have to break down the ingredients and do the math -- although that's certainly simpler if all you're doing is, for example, grilling a chicken breast and making a salad.
And, under the new "Freestyle" program, that's a meal that could be points-free under the current guidelines, depending upon whether or not the salad is dressed. It has categories of foods with similar serving sizes and caloric loads, and it's easy to swap one food for another. You can even purchase exchange cards that give you food options within categories at a glance, as well as a variety of other accessories, such as food prep tools scaled to accurate portion sizes.
TOPS also recommends that you get a diet recommendation from your doctor or follow the USDA's MyPlate tool, which focuses on filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables and the other half with lean meats and whole grains. TOPS is low-cost, nutritionally sound, provides plenty of support and is very affordable. However, it's not as structured as some other commercial weight loss programs, so those who prefer a diet that offers more specific meal guidelines may find it more difficult to follow.
If your budget -- or your preferences -- don't make either Weight Watchers or TOPS appealing to you, there are some popular diet programs that are less-structured, but no less effective if you stick to the program. The Volumetrics Diet Est. You swap high-density foods, which tend to have more calories, for lower-density foods like fruits, vegetables, soups and stews. This swap of foods with more bulk but fewer calories helps fill you up, thus eliminating one big problem with dieting: It's a top pick in most of our expert roundups, and its author, Barbara Rolls, is a leading researcher in the field of nutrition.
Many other diets, most notably Jenny Craig Est. The Volumetrics plan does not have a website, therefore there is no formal support, but it can be paired with any free online support program, such as SparkPeople or MyFitnessPal , both free, highly rated diet and fitness-support websites. For some people the big drawback to the Volumetrics approach is that food preparation, both shopping and cooking, is not optional -- you will need to have some level of comfort in the kitchen.
However, the book features meal plans, and the recipes are reported as easy to follow by consumer reviewers. At least one expert says this particular approach is probably best for people who have hunger or portion-control issues rather than emotional eaters who often eat for reasons other than hunger.
Also, if you're more a meat-and-potatoes kind of eater, you may get weary of a diet that's heavy on vegetables, fruits and soups. The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet, most commonly called the TLC Diet Free , has a name that's about as interesting as cold broth, but experts say it's a top choice to lower cholesterol and that you will lose weight if you follow the eating and activity guidelines.
The downside to this diet is that you have to figure out which foods to eat and there is no support. Guidelines are available online on the U. National Institutes of Health website , but they're not as specific as with fee-based weight loss programs. However, while there are no "official" community websites that accompany the TLC diet, there is plenty of information available online from dieters who have successfully followed the programs and offer their suggestions, recipes and tips.
Another diet that's highly ranked by experts is the Mediterranean Diet Free. Experts say that eating the Mediterranean way is the healthiest dietary choice you can make. The difficulty for most people is figuring out exactly what that means since there is no formal "Mediterranean Diet;" rather, it's a way of eating that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats in moderation, whole grains, legumes, seeds and healthy fats.
However, there are some guidelines on the Oldways website that may be helpful, and there are a wealth of other online resources from those who have adopted the Mediterranean diet lifestyle, as well as plenty of cookbooks. Low carb diets, which eliminate basically all non-vegetable carbs, even most fruits, used to be considered "fad" or "fringe" diets.
However, they're becoming more mainstream as more studies show that this approach is effective for both short and long term weight loss, as well as lowering overall cholesterol and increasing "good" cholesterol. However, many experts are leery of any diet that eliminates entire food groups -- in this case grains and many starches. However, plenty of others point out that vegetarians and vegans do not receive this type of criticism even though those diets also eliminate several food groups.
Regardless of which camp you're in, if you do decide to try out a low carb diet, the Atkins Diet is the gold standard. Atkins has been proven effective for both short- and long-term weight loss, and studies show it is just as effective in lowering cholesterol levels over the long term as low fat diets for many people.