Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. Take weight loss for example. You understand that weight loss is a simple matter of arithmetic. Consume fewer calories than your body needs for fuel and you lose weight. At Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA, we understand how hard losing weight can be without medical weight loss.
Unfortunately, many people don’t get the help they need because they think medical weight loss involves invasive bariatric procedures and extreme lifestyle changes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The professional weight loss services we offer are tailored to each client and ensure he or she is given a lifestyle plan that they can follow for life.
What Does Medical Weight Loss Entail?
The great thing about medical weight loss is it can entail just about anything you need it to. The professional weight loss program we offer is comprehensive and personalized. Whatever help you need, we can provide it. It all starts with a comprehensive body composition analysis (BCA).
Body Composition Analysis
A body composition analysis is a test that tells us your body composition, from the percent of your mass that is fat to the weight of the water in your body. Using state-of-the-art technology, we can tell precisely how many calories your body burns at rest. Depending on how quickly you want to lose weight, we can set calorie goals to help you achieve all of your weight loss goals.
While weight loss is all about eating fewer calories than you need to maintain your current weight, there are medical conditions that can complicate your weight loss journey. For example, if your blood sugar becomes too low, you could go into a diabetic seizure. If your blood pressure is too high, you could have a stroke.
If your bad cholesterol levels are too high, you could have a heart attack. The only way to safely and effectively tailor a weight loss plan for your unique needs is to understand your specific medical conditions. We will also test for risk factors of weight-related medical conditions you may develop in the future.
Besides looking for indicators of diabetes, hypertension, low good cholesterol, and high bad cholesterol, Dr. Mantha may also perform a nutrition evaluation. This allows her to see if you have any nutritional deficiencies that may be affecting your quality of life. For example, B-vitamin deficiencies can cause depression, fatigue, and increased hunger.
Whether you have religious, ethical, or hereditary dietary restrictions, Dr. Mantha will work with you to create a meal plan that will address your nutritional deficiencies. After all, your body doesn’t just need calories for fuel. It also needs micronutrients. Nutritional deficiencies mean your body can’t operate at peak efficiency and weight loss will be harder.
FDA-Approved Weight Loss Medications
Sometimes, you want to lose weight quickly and safely for a big event. You’re seeing your dad for the first time since last Father’s Day and you don’t want him to know how much weight you’ve put on. You want results, and you want them now. At Verve, we offer FDA-approved weight loss medications to help you lose weight quickly and safely.
For example, if you are deficient in vitamin B12, your weight loss journey will be nearly impossible. Dr. Mantha is qualified to give you lipotropic injections. These injections will elevate your mood, boost your energy levels, increase fat metabolism, increase protein metabolism, and keep you motivated to work out harder tomorrow.
Some people find that weight loss is easier than weight maintenance. They know that eventually, they will reach their ideal weight. Therefore, they commit completely to counting calories and meeting their macros. They weigh their food. They underestimate the calories they burn during exercise. The weight sheds in the blink of an eye.
However, once they achieve their goal weight, all bets are off. They stop exercising as much as they used to. They stop weighing their food and their portion sizes explode. We teach you how to eat healthy foods that you like to eat. We also teach you to identify appropriate portion sizes by sight so you don’t need to weigh your food for life.
We’ve all made excuses on our weight loss journey, right? I’ll start after vacation. I’ll start after Thanksgiving. I’ll start Monday. I don’t have a food scale at home, so I don’t even know how many calories I’m eating. You don’t have to weigh your food and measure the volume of your beverages to lose weight.
Especially if you’re just starting out on your weight loss journey, meal replacement is an incredibly effective way to lose weight. Replace meal planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning your kitchen with pre-made foods and tasty, nutrient-rich beverages. What could be easier?
Mindless eating is one of the most dangerous things you can do for your health. When you’re not focusing on what you are putting in your mouth, it takes far more food to achieve the same dopamine response as someone who eats mindfully. Our weight loss experts will teach you mindful eating techniques so you can enjoy your food more and crave less of it.
Even better, once you get a really good handle on mindful eating, you will know when your body needs fuel and when it doesn’t. If you have a good grasp on the nutrition of the foods you used to crave and healthier alternatives, you can give your body the nutrients it needs. You will know how much you need to eat without measuring your food.
A Whole-Person Approach
It is very rare that someone actually suffers from a medical condition that results in weight gain, and people aren’t born addicted to unhealthy foods. In nearly every case of an individual being overweight or obese, unhealthy emotions are the root cause of weight gain.
We don’t just teach you how to eat healthy foods and combat your physical addiction. We also walk you through the emotional side of things. We encourage you strongly to keep a diary of what, how much, and when you eat, as well as what you are feeling when you eat. This will help us identify patterns indicating that you eat when you are bored, sad, anxious, or happy. Once we know your triggers for overeating, we can help you replace food with a healthier habit.
From a pure numbers standpoint, the most effective way to lose weight is to get your eating under control. There is not enough time in a day for someone to out-exercise a poor diet. In other words, you can’t outrun your mouth. However, exercise is crucial for your quality of life, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
We will work closely with you to create a progressive workout routine that suits your current preferences and health and wellness goals. Once you’ve lost your excess fat, we can even help you develop a workout routine designed to shift your body composition even further by building muscles. Since muscle is so metabolically active, you can eat a lot more while maintaining body fat.
Dr. Mantha understands the importance of accountability. People who weigh themselves Monday morning are more likely to eat and drink better over the weekend because they have a scale to hold them accountable. At Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA, we will hold you accountable. But more importantly, we will help you identify where you went wrong, why, and how you can improve.
What to Expect After the Verve Weight Loss Program
Depending on where you are on your weight loss journey, it will take several weeks or months before you are finished with the Verve weight loss program. But that’s okay. The longer you have to go, the longer Dr. Mantha has to help you establish healthy eating patterns, workouts, and emotional awareness to help you keep the weight off for good.
Sometimes, clients achieve their goal weight and body composition but they aren’t quite satisfied with their body fat distribution. Luckily, there is a wide range of healthy body fat percentages. Therefore, SculpSure is perfect for people who have completed their weight loss journey and want to sculpt the contours of their dreams.
What Is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a highly advanced laser treatment designed to remove fat permanently and sculpt your desired contours. Each treatment session takes a mere 25 minutes per area. If you only have one area of your body that you’d like to contour, you can be in and out on your lunch break.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
One of the best things about SculpSure is how customizable it is. We have four different handpieces at our disposal that allow us to target virtually any region of your body. For example, we have a handpiece designed specifically to target the face and neck region. We have an even smaller handpiece that allows us to target the knees and underarms.
We can even address larger areas with relatively high volumes of excess fat, such as the chest, back, hips, buttocks, sides, or abdomen. If your stubborn fat pockets are easily pinchable, they can be treated with SculpSure.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
That’s really up to you and your goals. If you wait until you have finished your Verve weight loss program, there’s a good chance that you’ll only need one session. After all, each session removes around 24% of localized fat cells. Most people who are at their ideal weight find that one session is perfect for getting the look they want.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Another great thing about this body contouring treatment is the results improve over time. This laser treatment works by heating your excess white fat cells until they die and liquefy. From there, they are swept up by your lymphatic system and end up processed by the deoxycholic acid in your gut.
Finally, they are excreted as waste. On average, it takes a mere six to eight weeks to see the final results of treatment, but you will start to see localized volume reduction and texture enhancement immediately.
Discover How We Can Improve Your Quality of Life Today
If you’ve tried for years to lose weight with varying levels of success, medical weight loss can help you lose weight once and for all. Want to learn more about the life-changing professional weight loss services we offer? Are you ready to change your life forever? If so, please contact us at Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA to schedule your initial consultation.