“We know that optimal body composition between lean tissue and fat correlates with a healthy metabolism and better overall health”.
- Lose unwanted weight
- Feel better
- Look better
- Balance hunger
- Improve cholesterol & blood sugar
- Decrease risk from weight related disease
People have many different reasons for wanting to lose weight. It might be how their body feels, how they feel about their appearance, or concerns for their health.
Drs. Thom and Alicia Rogers have many years experience helping their patients attain better body composition and weight loss.
Altering body composition differs from weight loss:
Body composition is the ratio of the body’s lean tissue (muscle, bone, ligament, etc.) to the amount of fat. A good ratio of lean tissue to fat leads to a healthy metabolism, decreased inflammation and helps the person feel more energetic and alive.
In weight loss programs, it’s very important not to sacrifice lean tissue for weight loss. What is optimal is to lose fat and maintain or build more lean body tissue. This actually makes the body more efficient at using energy because muscle burns more fuel. And belly fat, in particular, has been associated with insulin resistance, which starts a vicious cycle of energy inefficiency…fatigue, increased hunger and tendency to gain more weight.
The foundation of our weight loss programs is identifying underlying issues that may be affecting the metabolism:
- Unbalanced hormones
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Emotional eating patterns
- Unbalanced gut flora
- Poor digestive function
- Lack of exercise
We work with you address the underlying factors of a slow metabolism and then we have specific programs that really work to change body composition and lose weight.
HCG weight loss:
This diet involves injections of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which temporarily boosts metabolism-stimulating hormones and decreases hunger hormones. It allows a person to do a short-term (4-6 week) very low calorie diet and lose weight quickly (20-25 lbs. for women 25-30 lbs. for men) by using the body’s own fat stores for energy and allowing the preferential burning of unwanted fat.
We reserve HCG protocol for those patients who are really stuck with their weight and have tried other lifestyle and dietary correction without success.
First Line Therapy:
This is a comprehensive diet and lifestyle program that has been clinically studied to address the underlying issues of metabolic problems. It guides patients through sustainable healthy weight loss and benefits underlying metabolism and body chemistry issues, including blood sugar and cholesterol imbalances.
The Drs. typically advocate that patients follow a First Line Therapy lifestyle after they complete the HCG program for sustaining their weight loss.