Weight Loss Miami

Weight Loss Miami

We have all been there, stuck in a vicious cycle where we put on a little weight, empower ourselves to start a diet or exercise routine, pick out the trendiest “fastest way to lose weight” program at the end of which we don’t get the results we hoped for without understanding why, despite following the program to the letter, become disappointed and abandon the program, or worse, go on a complete binge, which leads to a bit of weight gain and the whole cycle starts again with varied results. That. Is. Crazy. o_O

While thankfully, not all scenarios end like the one described above, it’s easy to relate to for most, and we hear similar stories from patients all the time. In today’s fast-food, drive-through, download, instant gratification world, the majority of us lack the patience and discipline to fully commit to a brand new, squeaky clean “healthy” life style and exercise routine. Coupled with the over-whelming amount of misinformation and sales gimmicks available, at times the breadth of information can work against us. Others may be suffering from what we call “weight creep” where your clothing still fits, but it becomes increasingly difficult to button pants, and clothing fits less comfortably than it did before.

Subtle in its onset, most don’t realize it (others don’t want to) that the dreaded eight creep is moving in, attributing the discomfort from their tight clothing to bloating or water retention; it is at that moment when pants no longer slip past the hips with ease that we advise taking a self-inventory and evaluate there have been any changes in diet or exercise.

Weight Loss Miami: Why We Gain

So why bother trying to find the best way to lose weight?

Because not all heroes wear capes. Enter the Jolie Weight Loss program, led by Dr. Amaryllis Pascual, whose holistic approach to weight loss has seen hundreds of success stories throughout her career. Her proven methods for medical weight loss are founded in a constantly evolving learning process. She credits the success of her patients to getting to the root of the weight gain both mentally and physically and treating each patient from the inside out. Add to the that the constant monitoring by way of an assigned “clinic buddy”, weekly follow up appointments, and being available virtually to patients, and you have the beginning of the Jolie Weight Loss Program’s recipe for success.

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The reasons people gain weight vary greatly from patient to patient; but getting to root cause of the weight gain is imperative if we are to achieve success with any program. From changes in metabolism that that occur as we age, to depression and sugar addiction, at Jolie we explore them all. Some patients are prescribed anti-depressants to stabilize their mood, some are prescribed hCG, and others may be prescribed appetite suppressants or any combination of the afore-mentioned. Dr. Pascual liked to study each weight loss patients’ medical history, and may order additional testing depending on her findings. Aside from keeping patients safe by performing this in-depth analysis, it allows her to zero in on the culprit behind the gain and begin the process of making medical adjustments by treating the source directly.

Weight Loss Programs Miami

Studies have proven time and again that in order to be successful in burning fat and losing weight fast, one has to burn more calories than one consumes. While this is true, we do not condone solely “low calorie” foods. The Jolie Weight Loss program is the anti-crash diet. Focused on quality foods, each patient’s diet is tailored to their life style and weight loss goals. Every change in nutritional habit takes self-monitoring; at Jolie we strive to make each patient’s experience as fool-proof as possible.

So what does this all mean?

At Jolie patients have several options available to make their weight loss goals a reality. Along with Dr. Pascual, patients dive deep into the reasons behind their weight gain, not just look at the dietary reasons. Our goal? For patients not to treat this as a diet then return to their old habits and gain it all back. We want everyone who commits to the program to commit to themselves for the rest of their life. We aim to break the bad habits, and replace them with positive ones. Our patients should “graduate” from our program feeling not only slimmer and healthier, but empowered to take charge of their lives and should they ever gain a little weight down the line, we make sure Jolie Weight Loss patients have the tools to stop the gain dead in its tracks and quickly take it off!

hCG Diet

The first and most popular is the hCG diet, which affords patients one of the best ways to lose weight on the market today. Combined with Dr. Pascual’s unique eating programs and, patients prescribed hCG for weight loss experience quick results and are able to keep the weight off with the help of Dr. Pascual’s maintenance tips. Jolie Weight Loss Program’s patients see an average of 15 – 20 pounds lost each month they follow our program for those individuals who follow strictly the Dr instructions, although results can vary by patients.

Interested in hCG? We wrote all about the hCG program HERE.

Medical Weight Loss Program

(Adipex-P) Phentermine for Weight Loss

When combined with diet and moderate exercise, Phentermine acts as a powerful appetite suppressant by affecting the central nervous system. This medication can change the way the patient perceives hunger in the brain while simultaneously releasing fat-burning noradrenaline resulting in the rapid break down of fat stores.

Known by its commercial names such as Adipex, Phentermine is ideal for patients seeking to quickly shed pounds. While there is no magic weight loss pill, Phentermine decreases appetite and gives a pleasant boost in energy.

Contrave (naltrexone bupropion hydrochloride) for Weight Loss

Another medication used for weight loss, low dose naltrexone is used for impulse control. Ideal for those patients who suffer from addiction to foods high in sugar and fat, which stimulate the pleasure centers in the brain, low dose naltrexone decreases the feeling of “reward” that can come from indulging in comfort foods. It further aids the weight loss effort by increasing the satiety threshold, decreasing appetite, and boosting energy levels.

Wellbutrin for Weight Loss

More than 16 million people suffer from depression in the United States. Depression and weight fluctuation are by no means strangers. Certain prescribed medications to treat depression have been found to cause anywhere between 5 to 15 pounds average weight gain. Other patients who pass through our doors do not realize they suffer from depression and have never sought treatment. Patients who suffer from certain kinds of depression may resort to comfort foods which are high in sugar and fat such as mac n cheese, fast food, or fried foods.

Another depression symptom we look out for is “can’t get out of bed” style depression, which is also related to weight gain. People who are disengaged from their lives, due to feelings of overwhelming sadness or low self-confidence may also be suffering from depression. In some instances we may prescribe patients Wellbutrin, a depression medication used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and seasonal depression. Studies have found wellbutrin to be highly effective in patients suffering from weight loss as a result of depression, especially in those patients who turn to food or alcohol to ease their symptoms.

(Metformin) Glucophage

Used to control blood sugar levels in people who suffer from type 2 diabetes, Glucophage can help non-diabetics lose weight by stabilizing blood sugar, reducing the feeling of hunger. The higher blood sugar rises, the more insulin released by the pancreas. Insulin causes weight gain by making the brain think its hungry, the liver to manufacture fat, and the fat cells to fill with fat. Glucophage has been proven effective in women who suffer weight gain as a result of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

(Qysmia) Phetermine and Topirimate

A combination of a phentermine, which reduces appetite, and Topimirate which promotes satiety, this once daily tablet is an effective aid for patients who wish to reduce their food intake, stop grazing, and boost energy.

(Xenical) Orlistat 120mg

Orlistat is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor for obesity management that acts by inhibiting the absorption of fats. It can be taken with each meal which contains fat or up to one hour after eating to prevent the fat in the meal from being absorbed by the body. This medication should not be taken with meals which do not contain fat or without eating.

Quick Weight Loss

Weight gain is usually caused by over consumption of carbohydrates, high-fructose corn syrup, and man-made fats combined with long periods of physical inactivity.

While it is possible to lose weight without exercising on our program, we encourage all weight loss patients to engage in some form of moderate to light cardio 30 minutes a day. Aside from burning around 200 calories, moderate aerobic exercise, such as walking, promotes overall wellness, improves mood, and sleep. It helps patients relieve stress in order to prevent cortisol build up, further aiding the weight loss effort.

Weight loss Programs

At Jolie, we deeply value exercise for its boost to mood, self-esteem, musculature, and increased oxygen circulation, as added benefits to the healthy habits you have already adopted, but we our primary focus is on getting patients to adopt REAL foods: vegetables, lean meats, and eggs among others as the way to eat for life. To achieve this, we educate each patient, explain the why and how behind the reasons the body processes different foods in hopes of engraining in each patient that what they eat matters long after the meal has ended.

Candidates for Weight Loss Miami

All Jolie Weight Loss Programs include a medical evaluation and blood testing, allowing us to screen for any medical conditions which may preclude patients from taking certain weight loss medications, such as a history of heart disease, high blood pressure or in the case of pregnancy. Patients should be prepared to make a full commitment to the program in order to guarantee results, and expectations must be realistic. The majority of the patients who come to us have a Body Mass Index of 27 or higher and are considered obese.

Advantages of a Medical Weight Loss Program

None of the medications listed above work without adequate changes to diet and life-style. Perhaps some weight may be lost initially but patients who do not change their habits typically plateau quickly. Then why bother joining a medical weight loss program when you could simply diet? Simple. These medications help patients fight food cravings, binge urges, and allow patients to make the changes to their lives effectively as portion sizes decrease. Medical weight loss programs exist for those who want to drop more than ten pounds but find it difficult to go at it alone.

Patients participating in any of the Jolie Weight Loss Programs are not simply prescribe medication and sent home with our well wishes. We stay with you for the duration of the program, monitor your progress, and hold you accountable to yourself. If losing weight and keeping it off were easy, 2/3 of American adults in the United States would not be considered overweight or obese. All patients have access to accurate information regarding nutrition and exercise, and have access to an assigned “clinic buddy” who is always available to answer questions as they arise.

Patients participating in any of the Jolie Weight Loss Programs are not simply prescribe medication and sent home with our well wishes. We stay with you for the duration of the program, monitor your progress, and hold you accountable to yourself. If losing weight and keeping it off were easy, 2/3 of American adults in the United States would not be considered overweight or obese. All patients have access to accurate information regarding nutrition and exercise, and have access to an assigned “clinic buddy” who is always available to answer questions as they arise.

Questions and Answers about Weight Loss Miami

Can being overweight lead to health problems?
Yes. Excess weight is linked to a number of health problems, including: heart disease and stroke, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, trouble breathing and asthma.
How do I know if I am obese or overweight?
A person is diagnosed with obesity or overweight when the body mass index “BMI” is nearly 30. Your BMI is based on your height and weight. There are ways to asses if you have healthy weight. A person has healthy weight when he or she has a BMI 18.5-24.9. A person considered overweight has a BMI of 25 to 29.9
What steps should I take to lose weight?
If you decide you want to lose weight permanently, it might take some time. Specialists at Jolie Plastic Surgery can help you set realistic long-term weight loss goals to help you feel younger every day.
Can I skip a few meals to eat fewer calories?
Skipping meals normally does not mean you eat fewer calories. When you skip a meal, you're more likely to be hungry and start overeating. It is better to distribute the energy evenly throughout the day by eating smaller meals. In the long run, you eat fewer calories with three or two small meals a day. Patients who have diabetes should eat regularly. When you skip a meal and then overeat blood sugar problems can get worse.
How often should I weigh myself?
Some experts recommend that you weigh yourself weekly while others suggest that you should do it every day. We suggest that you choose the weight loss program that yields long-lasting and sustainable results. Jolie Plastic Surgery is an excellent choice in the Miami area. If you have heart failure, you should check your weight every day and look for sudden changes.
If I eat healthy throughout the week, can I eat whatever I want on the weekends?
Saturday and Sunday counts for about 30 % of the week. Many slips during this time will have consequences. In some recent studies, dieters lost pounds during the week, but the weight loss ceased on the weekends due to overeating. It is easy to cancel the value of healthy eating for five days with a food festival weekend, therefore always keep in mind that consistency is the key to success.
Is it true that running and walking burns 100 calories?
Not precisely. Running a mile burns about 26 % more calories than walking. Running burns about 2.3 times more calories than the same walking time.
Does eating before going to bed make you gain weight?
It all comes down to calorie intake and the amount of calories burned. A healthy snack will not interfere with your weight loss program. However, according to experts in the field, individuals who eat late at night generally eat unhealthy snacks. If you need to take food with medication late at night, doctors suggest 200 calories. If you go over 300 calories, you are adding another meal. Among the healthy snacks nutritionists recommend are cereal or yogurt. Call a Jolie Plastic Surgery specialist to find more information and advice about our weight loss program.
Can eating breakfast help me lose weight?
A healthy breakfast can get you metabolism moving. Skipping meals is not a good idea, especially breakfast, because your body will think it’s going to starve. This will slow down your metabolism. According to research, individuals who eat breakfast have healthier body weights. Eating breakfast can help control your appetite. When you skip breakfast you tend to feel hungrier and choose unhealthy meal options.
Updated on: October 21st, 2016

Disclaimer: Non Surgical Treatments, Diets, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Significantly Between Patients.