Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs
Your Personalized Weight Loss Method
Losing weight can improve overall well being and health. Losing weight can improve blood sugar, cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. Our medically designed protocols contain two key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist in maintaining results after dieting.
Understanding the cause of weight gain will help conquer it
According to Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, “The cause of many weight issues in a modern society is insulin dysfunctions. A diet grossly disproportionate in its share of saturated fats and sugars, such as in breads, cereals, muffins, cakes, pastries, pasta, pizza, rice, corn – very much like the North American diet – causes the pancreas to produce an overabundance of insulin, which stays in the system and puts the blood sugar level in a negative balance.”
An overproduction of insulin may lead to hypoglycemia or low glycemia, which in turn may induce constant sugar cravings and weight gain. One of insulin’s primary functions is to regulate blood sugar levels, however, it is also the hormone that facilitates the transport of fat (triglycerides) into the fat cells. Even worse, it “locks” the fat into the fat cell, preventing it from being used as a source of energy. Now, because the blood sugar has dropped (and we can’t access the fat as a fuel source) it creates “sugar cravings” and the vicious cycle begins again. In other words, an over abundance of insulin can cause weight gain.
Learning to live off of the body’s own fat reserves
The body employs energy from three reserves: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein and fats. First the body depletes its simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and then turns simultaneously to its protein and fat reserves for energy. A person not in need of weight loss typically has approximately 1-2% of their body’s reserves from carbs, approximately 19% from their muscle mass and 79% of their body reserves from fat.
Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. The body stores approximately three days worth of carbohydrates. As long as sugar is being consumed, your body may not be burning fat. Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves.
How do we encourage the body to burn its fat reserves, but support its muscle mass reserves if both are depleted simultaneously? If protein absorption is low, you may not be able to protect your muscle mass and thus you will burn muscle along with fat. If you lose muscle while dieting, you may impair your ability to burn calories post-diet, as your body uses muscle mass to burn calories.
Using nutrient-rich supplements and electrolytes is a key ingredients in muscle building.
What to Expect
- Medically developed weight loss protocol while supporting muscle mass
- An understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body, including what causes fat storage
- One-on-one weight loss coaching, lifestyle education and guidance
- Personalized approach to setting weight loss goals, based on your health profile
- Education for post diet weight maintenance
Anyone can lose weight… learning how you can sustain a stable weight, after losing your excess pounds, will be the true measure of your success.
Please contact Jaconello Wellness Centre at (416)463-2911 to set up an appointment with one of our practitioners.