What are the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight?
Your weight, your waist size, and the amount of weight gained since your mid-20s can have serious health implications. These factors can strongly influence your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and many different cancers. Maintaining a healthy weight helps you lower your risk for developing these conditions, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
Who can join the fokus weight loss program?
The fokus weight loss program is a 3-month or a 6-month personalized program for individuals over 18 years of age, who are interested in losing weight and keeping it off.
How is the fokus weight loss program different from other weight loss programs?
As we age, if we continue eating the same types and amounts of food but do not become more active, we will probably gain weight. That is because our metabolism can slow with age, and our body composition may be different from when we were younger. The fokus weight loss program tests and monitors your body's metabolic rate for the duration of the program to ensure you do not hit any plateaus and lose weight in a safe but effective manner.
What is included in the fokus weight loss program?
As with all fokus programs, the weight loss program begins with a resting metabolic rate assessment at one of our clinic locations. Below is a timeline summary of the program:
Metabolic Rate Test
Nutrition & Health
Follow Up Support
Final Metabolic Test
Following a thorough assessment, which includes a metabolic test, a nutrigenomics test and a current nutrition and health overview by one of our registered dietitian nutritionists, a comprehensive health and weight loss plan is created with the primary focus of reducing your body weight and still ensuring that you are nourished. You can learn more about the components of the personalized fokus report here.
When your personalized health plan is complete, you will meet with your registered dietitian nutritionist for program introduction, where you will be presented with your personalized health plan, and review your results together. From there on, you will work closely with your registered dietitian virtually, and complete scheduled, in-clinic metabolic tests for the duration of your program.
The highly personalized fokus weight loss program, by using metabolic testing and genetic testing, is not another one-size-fits-all weight loss program. The one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss has failed many people, so our goal at fokus is to tailor a weight loss program specific to your unique needs. For example, the nutrigenomics test allows us to provide you with a plan of the ideal ratio of protein, carbs and fat for weight loss depending on your unique genetic makeup. Further, we are usually more motivated to follow a weight loss plan that they feel very specific to them- what is more specific that your own DNA and metabolism?
The ultimate level of customization offered with the fokus weight loss program may be able to answer the question as to why you had not been successful with previous weight loss programs. After all, weight loss is very complex and multifactorial. If a certain weight loss plan worked for a friend, it may not be safe for you. After all, "one man's food is another man's poison." - Lucretius (99-55 B.C.)
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