Weight ManagementYour wellness program starts with a precise diagnosis of your metabolic requirements and body composition (lean body mass versus body fat) to determine your basal metabolic rate, or the calories your body burns when completely at rest. Your physician /DTR "registered dietary technician" will make this diagnosis using the patented ELG, the finest and most accurate bioimpedance based measurement device on the market. This information is combined with your activities of daily living and exercise levels to determine your personal caloric energy equation and a safe caloric deficit that ensures fat loss rather than loss of lean body mass. Finally, your caloric recommendation is turned into personalized, inter-active meal plans, exercise recommendations, and a program of education and lifestyle modification activities.
Excess body fat increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and a host of other chronic diseases. It is estimated that 24% of the U.S. adult population has metabolic syndrome, an overweight and induced precursor to Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The goal of our wellness program is to help you make the lifestyle changes that will reduce your controllable risk factors. Your goal weight is not based on unachievable "ideal body types" but on a healthy level of body fat for your lean mass. Most studies have found that a 5-10% reduction in body weight (fat loss) can result in a significant improvement in controllable health risk factors.
Your wellness program includes a wealth of tools for helping you to take control of your body and head down the path to better health.
Here are just a few of the tools:
Personal Health Risk AppraisalCombining clinical data from your physician/DTR with subjective data and family history provided by you. Our program will present you with a highly detailed and comprehensive analysis of your controllable and non-controllable health risk factors.
Menu PlanningThe interactive meal planning tool instantly translates your personal caloric requirement into daily meal plans and allows you to modify your food tastes at will.
Exercise RecommendationsIf you and your coach choose, you will be provided with a customized aerobic and strength training programs along with detailed instructions
Highest Quality Meal Replacement and SupplementsOptional, convenient high protein vitamin fortified shakes ensure optimal nutrient intake enhancing weight loss efforts. Vitamin and mineral supplementation support proper nutrient levels for healthy weight loss.
Physician SupervisionThroughout your program your physician will provide support, monitoring of your progress, and body composition retesting.
We use the Cornerstone High Protein balanced Meal Replacement Shake. This delicious, all natural shake is the only one made from the highest quality animal protein, whey (a component of milk) combined with a vegetable protein from yellow pea (immature green pea). Use of these two complimentary protein sources provides a better amino acid profile than either source would independently. Each serving when combined with 8 oz of milk provides 31 grams of highly digestible protein. In addition, it has a full complement of added vitamins and minerals, which in most cases meets or exceeds the latest daily-recommended allowances for these essentials nutrients. Healthy fat in the form of medium chain triglycerides has been added for the energy and satiety producing effects and to improve absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E. The carbohydrate-protein-fat percentages of 30-40-30 approximate the proportions recommended by leading nutritional scientist.