Make these new health-tip hacks part of your personal weight-loss program
This time last year, Shelly was where you might find yourself now. After years of making—then breaking—her New Year’s resolution to lose weight, she said “Enough!”
That’s when she went from her failed do-it-yourself methods to seeking help from a professional healthcare team.
“A friend recommended the Medi-Weightloss® program through Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness,” she says. “I lost 19 pounds that first month and met my goal of dropping 60 pounds by mid-year.”
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“Shelly was very committed to getting healthy,” says James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG, and founder of the wellness center that bears his name. “Like every patient, our trained counselors and nutritionists created a program uniquely keyed to her lifestyle and goals.”
Shelly followed the program like a champ; she met weekly with her team and kept a daily journal to track her protein and healthy fat intake along with exercise.
“It was an eye-opener for me,” she says. “I had no idea how many foods I thought were healthy—like a bagel and even orange juice—were actually contributing to my stubborn belly fat.”
By making easy substitutions, her body fat composition changed. So did her dress size as she lost inches.
Yet like so many Medi-Weightloss newbies, Shelly was surprised to learn how much she could eat. “I was never hungry and never felt deprived,” she mentions.
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“I recall watching a co-worker wolf down her dinky, pre-packaged ‘diet food’ at lunch while I had a Cobb salad with shredded chicken, blue cheese, hard-boiled eggs and sliced avocado.”
As Shelly began to practice mindful eating tips from one of her counselors, she slowed down to appreciate every bite and she says, “I stopped eating while watching TV. And despite what my sister-in-law says as a joke, there are calories when you eat standing up!”
After reaching her two-week goal, Shelly gradually added approved, low-carbohydrate fruits and vegetables into the mix.
She also learned how easy it is to keep to the plan whether making dinner at home or eating out. Some of her favorite, easy-to-make meals are Nicoise tuna salad with green beans and black olives or grilled shrimp with snow peas and water chestnuts.
Staying hydrated was essential, but not with her usual diet sodas.
“I replaced my six-cans-a-day habit with hot or iced herbal tea and love it,” she says. “I like to try different flavors, such as ginger and peach.”
The facts are in: Ketosis works
Dr. Mirabile opened Medi-Weightloss in Overland Park ten years ago based on its proven, scientific results. “Ketosis seems to be the new buzzword for weight loss,” he says. “But it’s always been at the core of Medi’s success. By introducing healthy proteins and fats into your diet and reducing carbs, the body is forced to burn fat for its primary energy source.”
In fact, ketone sticks are part of the Medi-Weightloss Super Starter Kit each new patient receives. The kit also contains proprietary supplements that help to curb hunger pains and increase energy naturally. Patients also receive injections of B-12 (known as the energy vitamin) and B6/B1 to help convert food to energy.
It’s essential to get back on track fast
A month ago, Shelly returned for a reboot after slipping a bit over the holidays.
“One thing I learned from my Mirabile team is to stop the blame game and get back to the steps that worked so well before,” she says. “They didn’t shame me. Instead we talked about why I lapsed, did our weekly fist-pump and got back to work.”
Intermittent Fasting: The oldest “new” diet tool
And Shelly was pleased to learn about a new tool to incorporate into her program: Intermittent Fasting.
“Charidy, my Medi-Weightloss nutritionist, suggested that technique could be really effective for my lifestyle,” she says. “I don’t feel hungry in the morning and often work through lunch, so a 16-hour fast is ideal.”
“Fasting has been used successfully for health reasons over centuries, but new studies have revealed powerful benefits,” says Dr. Mirabile, “including improved concentration and energy levels and reduced ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and inflammation, a key driver in many chronic diseases.”
But fasting is not for everyone and can be downright harmful if not done right. That’s why working with the team of certified nutritionists and counselors at Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness is vital, no matter what weight-loss methods or combination of methods you enlist.
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