It Can Change Your Life Too!
Dr. DeStephens is a highly experienced board certified Internal Medicine specialist and will want to know about any medical issues that might in any way impact your efforts to lose weight. Consequently, he will want you to bring with you, if possible, any significant medical records for problems that he might like to have details about. When you call for the appointment, mention what some of these things might be so that we can try to request records directly so that we might have them for review on your first visit. The purpose of the first visit then would be to explain how the program works and what you would need to do in addition to going over your medical history and doing a targeted physical exam for those areas that were most important based on your history and the needs of the program. The goal is to not just help you lose weight but wherever possible to help you regain your strength and youthful vitality as together we help to craft that “new” you based upon what you tell Dr. DeStephens is most important to you. This program is not just about losing a few pounds, it’s about literally changing your life for the better, for that happier new you.
Given all this preliminary, your first visit is typically billed to your insurance company with the meat of the program beginning with subsequent visits after any general medical issues have been properly addressed that might otherwise interfere. At that point, a weekly $70 fee is charged to review the program in detail and to get you started as well as to, as necessary, follow up on any medical issue which could interfere with the diet. If the visit is largely about those medical issues then your insurance again can be billed. Otherwise, the $70 weekly fee would apply.
Provided that there are no medical reasons why you shouldn’t, you will be given a prescription appetite suppressant which will make it much easier for you to lose the weight more rapidly with both an improved metabolism and energy level for which the appetite suppressant can also help. Because the diet will be stripping out all unnecessary calories, especially sugars and starches, and because we wish to lose the weight as rapidly and as safely as possible, you will need to take multivitamins and minerals with extra B vitamins, Vitamin D, Calcium, a skin hair and nail supplement, fish oil and fiber capsules or similar to reduce any tendency otherwise for constipation. These supplements are conveniently available at the office.
Remember that although learning what to eat is important, what is even more important and what distinguishes this program from all others is that we focus on the #1 reason for why people fail in all other programs and that is that they are never taught how to identify and reinterpret their emotional triggers for why it is that they overeat in the first place. Even more importantly, they haven’t been taught as you will be to craft a unique dream or vision for yourself that is so exciting for you, about which you have learned to become so obsessed with, that like other high achievers it becomes a dream you’re willing to fight for! In this program, you will learn the fundamentals of peak performance as it is applied to weight loss that you will likely not hear anywhere else.
So how long will you need to be on the program? It depends upon how much weight you wish to lose and how committed you are to losing it. If you follow the program closely you could reasonably expect to lose 5-10 pounds the first week depending on how heavy you are. And you should target at least 2 pounds per week thereafter with the most motivated folks demonstrating an ability to lose as much as 5 pounds per week. The goal though is to teach you the fundamentals so that you never have to go through the program again. This then can be referred to as the “No YoYo Diet”. Do it exactly correctly the first time. Make no excuses for yourself. Learn and implement what you will be taught and if you do, you will never have a weight problem again. And that is the goal. Fast, easy and permanent weight loss.
So what’s your motivation? If you’re not sure. Allow us to help you craft one uniquely suited to you. Are you ready to begin creating that new you? The adventure begins with a phone call. Call us today!