All efforts are aimed at making the dieting easy. You are not taught to eat less but to eat better things. You are not taught to wait and be patient between meals instead you are given healthy “options.” The point is that snacking itself is the problem not just what is being snacked.
In the competitive world of diet centers, one fast-growing chain claims an advantage: Medi-Weightloss clinics prescribe drugs and counseling to curb the appetite.
“Go somewhere where you get a sit-down talk with a physician or a medical care provider who specializes in this,” he says. “They should go through a full history and physical. They should figure out what you’ve tried in the past that didn’t work and figure out a personalized plan that works for you. Don’t waste your money on these pill mills.”
Advantages include an assessment of medical obstacles and customized programs with maintenance plans.
On average about a quarter of their new customer base drops out of the program in the first few weeks, and about 30% make it all the way through. Those are terrible percentages for success especially when you are going to fork out hundreds of dollars for it.
Obesity specialists at major medical centers say the proprietors of diet clinics often employ unproven tactics — like vitamin injections, costly supplements and extreme diet plans — that lure customers but do not lead to lasting results. Diet-clinic owners contend that they are filling a needed role because the mainstream medical establishment pays little attention to patients’ struggles with weight.
Losing weight is never easy, but you can get safe, healthy treatments from these top-rated programs.
The Center for Medical Weight Loss program was created to acknowledge and treat the unique, very personal challenges every person looking to lose weight faces. Our belief is that because weight by its very nature is a medical issue, there is no better person to help people achieve their weight loss goals than a medical provider.
We know how difficult it can be to lose weight, and we know how challenging it can be to keep it off. We also know how confusing and overwhelming it can be to just get started. Good carbs? Bad carbs? High protein? Lean protein? Good fats? Bad fats? Sometimes, you just need help figuring out what will work for you.
Medi-Weightloss® was developed by physicians, registered dietitians, and health professionals in the area of weight loss to help you control your calorie and carbohydrate intake while eating the optimum amount of protein to preserve muscle mass.
The OPTIFAST Program is a medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program, which usually lasts 26 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support.