Medical Weight Loss Programs
- Personalized care
- Lab Testing
- Body Composition and measurements
- Weekly visits
Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. This condition is increasing in adults and children and is viewed by many as the most serious public health problem in the United States. While the availability of inexpensive high fat foods has been blamed, there may be underlying factors that cause individuals to rapidly gain weight and interfere with the ability to lose weight and keep it off.
Medical weight loss programs are indicated whether you need to lose 5 lbs or over 100lbs. FreshEnergy (a division of FreshSkin) offers a variety of programs and customizes the program to optimize your success.
How They Work
All of our weight loss programs include five essential elements to help you lose weight and keep it off:
- Baseline Body Measurements
We measure your neck, arms, chest, waist, hips, height, blood pressure and heart rate.
- Lab Tests
Blood is drawn for a thorough medical workup, including:
- Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Thyroid Testing (TSH)
- Lipid Profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides)
- Blood Sugar, Protein, and Calcium Levels
- Custom Testing, as indicated.
- InBody – Body Composition Analysis
We measure your body fat percentage, total body water, dry lean mass, body fat mass, lean body mass, weight, skeletal muscle mass, body mass index (BMI), segmental lean development (right arm, left arm, trunk, right leg, left leg), and basal metabolic rate (BMR).
One of our healthcare team will conduct a personal interview to review your health history, vital statistics and personal goals, and they’ll meet with you to review all information and lab tests, conduct a medical exam, determine an appropriate treatment plan, and advise you along the way.
- Weekly Weigh-ins
Each week we’ll check your progress, discuss your program, review your diet, and make suggestions to help you reach your goals.
Types of Programs:
- Rapid Weight Loss with HCG Support
This programs uses a naturally occurring hormone called HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) to support a very low, 500-calorie diet. HCG helps to mobilize fat deposits—rather than lean muscle mass—to be used as metabolic fuel. The program is offered on a 3-week or 6-week timeline. The 3-week ‘Fast Track’ program is appropriate for individuals with 10 lbs or less to lose. Both tracks include:
- Prescription Hormones
Pre-filled syringes of injectable HCG are provided for daily use, along with practical instruction on how to use them at home. An oral tablet alternative is available, if you prefer.
- Weekly FreshEnergy B12 shots
A proprietary blend of multiple vitamins, minerals and methylcobalamin (the most active form of vitamin B12). FreshEnergy B12 helps you burn fat and avoid nutritional deficiencies.
- Prescription Hormones
- Ideal Protein
The Ideal Protein weight loss protocol was developed over 25 years ago in Europe. During the initial phases of the protocol, consumption of carbohydrates is very nearly eliminated to encourage the body to use fat stores for energy. By providing foods with a high biological protein value (essential proteins that the body must consume because it can’t manufacture them), the protocol helps to support muscle mass and teach smarter eating habits so patients can maintain a stable weight after weight loss is achieved.Ideal Protein is not a “high-protein” diet. It simply offers a variety of good quality, protein-based foods that are easily assimilated. During all phases of the protocol you are also eating fresh, whole foods prepared in traditionally healthy ways. During the protocol, you will have the choice to eat from a variety of Ideal Protein foods that are easy to prepare. Whether you prefer salty, sweet, sour, savory, crunchy, smooth, hot or cold, there are choices to satisfy every palate.
- Customized Anti-Inflammatory Diet Programs
Inflammation has been linked to every major chronic disease, including: Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Heart Disease, Gallbladder Disease, Arthritis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Asthma, Anxiety/Depression, Diabetes, Cancer, and more. So an anti-inflammatory diet program can be individualized to suit each person’s complaints, goals, and health risks. Some are created through the use of comprehensive lab tests such as ALCAT or Healthy Weight DNA. Others are created through consultation and research into each person’s specific situation and preferences.
- Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Our maintenance programs are designed to help you prevent rebound weight gain and establish the best, lifelong eating habits.
Related Diagnostic Testing
There are times when additional testing may be useful for either wellness or weight loss goals. We offer the following state-of-the-art tests:
- ALCAT Testing
This remarkable and sophisticated set of diagnostic tests will pinpoint food sensitivities that may be contributing to your weight gain. The ALCAT system has been in use for almost 30 years and proven to be of benefit for a host of health conditions, including uncontrolled weight gain, arthritis, migraines, chronic fatigue, intractable skin disorders, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and hyperactivity. The results are based on your unique genetic and biochemical make-up. ALCAT is not an allergy test; rather, it measures changes in the size and volume of white blood cells in response to foods, chemicals and other environmental stimuli. In a nutshell, it detects your sensitivities and intolerances for a multitude of food categories. Your results will be presented in an easy to understand, color-coded format indicating severe, moderate and mild intolerance, as well as a category for the ‘best’ foods.Recommendations will include which sensitizing foods to avoid and for how long, along with a customized 4-Day rotation plan designed to manage food variety for optimum health and wellbeing. The human digestive system is really suited to a seasonal diet, so the practice of eating foods one day and then omitting them for at least the next three days tends to prevent sensitivities from developing. If you are interested in a consultation, check with your insurance carrier to see if the consultation and test are covered under your plan. Otherwise, cash pay options are available.
- Healthy Weight DNA
This comprehensive genetic test provides unique and valuable insight into the relationship between your genetic profile and your diet, nutrition, exercise, weight-related health conditions, and response to medication. The test requires a simple, in-office collection of your saliva. Two or three weeks later, the results will include diet recommendations that are genetically matched to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Upon receipt of the report, one of our healthcare team will review the report and schedule a follow-up appointment to present the results and help you devise your own diet plan.