Medi-Weightloss® helped one man shed 85 pounds, rewarding him with a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Let’s be honest: The mere thought of losing weight can be overwhelming. And the actual work of losing weight is tough. People try and fail—and try again.
It’s a proven fact that lose-weight-quick schemes aren’t sustainable over time. Fad diets and pills may help shed unwanted pounds, short term, allowing you to wiggle into that pair of jeans you abandoned 50 pounds ago. But for enduring success to keep unwanted pounds off, weight loss needs to start with a lifestyle overhaul.
In September 2018, Waldo resident Richard Thompson, 33, found himself overweight and miserable. An “aha” moment pushed him to move forward with a serious and workable weight loss plan.
“The biggest motivator for me was after my primary care doctor did bloodwork and said if I didn’t make changes, I would be at high risk for Type 2 diabetes,” Thompson says. “I had to be willing to tackle the bad habits, a sedentary lifestyle and my questionable relationship with food,”
Make weight loss personal to your unique needs
Once you’ve made the choice to commit to healthy weight loss, determining the program that’s right for you can be challenging.
Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness offers Medi-Weightloss®, a physician-supervised, success-oriented, three-phase program that incorporates education, ongoing support, healthy recipes, weekly check-ins and more to help patients maintain healthy lifestyles.
“We work with hundreds of patients like Richard who are tired of temporary weight loss fixes,” says James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG, founder and onsite medical director of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness. “It’s inspiring to see patients experience success with Medi-Weightloss and lose weight with a new attitude.”
Medi-Weightloss was central to Thompson’s transformation—he’s lost 85 pounds and visits the Mirabile M.D. team monthly to maintain his weight.
“After less than a year on Medi-Weightloss, my doctor said I was out of the danger zone for developing diabetes,” Thompson said. “Thanks to the low-carb diet Dr. Mirabile and his team put me on and their support, I make good choices when it comes to eating and exercise is part of my daily routine. I have more energy, confidence and fit into fun clothes now, too.”
For Thompson, weight loss wasn’t solely about hitting a certain number on the scale (his original target weight was 200)—it was gaining the perspective that Dr. Mirabile says helps people after they’ve achieved their goals.
“The Mirabile Team is with you every step of the way,” Thompson explains. “They’re medical experts, sure, but they are also educators and cheerleaders and all of them are very positive.”
Five Keys to Success
The three-phase Medi-Weightloss program has a solid foundation of five cornerstones: medical, motivational, physical, nutritional and educational.
“Medi-Weightloss’s philosophy and three phases reinforce lifestyle changes and adapt the program for the patient’s long-term maintenance,” Dr. Mirabile says. “If Medi-Weightloss guidelines are carefully followed during the initial acute phase, a patient will absolutely lose weight.”
Ketosis is the science behind Medi-Weightloss and Dr. Mirable stresses that “by simply changing the food you eat your body is forced to burn fat for its primary energy source. Ketosis is our program’s centerpiece.”
Along with proprietary supplements and vitamins, new Medi-Weightloss patients receive ketone sticks in their Medi-Weightloss Super Starter Kit, making it easy to see when ketosis is reached.
Acute Phase: A taste of healthy weight loss
Week One Medi-Weightloss meals focus on no less than 500 calories from protein per day, along with healthy fats and plenty of fluids. Signature Supplements keep vitality up and hunger pangs at bay. Optional injections include a metabolic booster of B12 (known as the energy vitamin) and B6/B1 to help convert food to energy. FDA-approved appetite suppressants, if indicated, can also be prescribed.
Week Two menus feature a carefully designed nutritional plan with non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes and salad greens. Approved fruits—like strawberries, cherries and apples—contribute to a well-balanced diet and the Medi-Weightloss Signature Patient website is packed with recipes yielding meal inspiration.
The acute phase includes weekly meetings with a member of the Mirabile M.D. team to review food journals, discuss concerns and get real-life tips, such as how to choose healthy options when dining out.
Short-Term Maintenance and Wellness Phases
Once your weight-loss goal is met, monthly meetings continue with your Mirabile M.D. Medi-Weightloss counselor, helping you learn how to increase calories and re-introduce additional foods into your diet.
Exciting results for a better life
Thompson’s tipping point to lose weight was his physician’s prediction of developing diabetes if he didn’t make some lifestyle adjustments. Medi-Weightloss was the catalyst he needed to double down and forget desperate measures.
“Medi-Weightloss is not a starvation diet—it’s real life,” Thompson says. “It truly helped me find a path to a better life,” Thompson says.
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