Rapid Metabolic Weight Loss Program
Our weight loss program is a thorough holistic program that covers the following:
Safe and efficient targeted fat loss that also maximizes and protects lean muscle mass.
Addresses metabolic imbalances caused by your modern day lifestyle that affect the performance of your cells, tissues and organs.
Supports maximum dietary compliance with minimal discomfort, hunger and food cravings.
Emotional support and guidance.
Long lasting and easily sustainable results.
What are the main factors in the Rapid Metabolic Weight Loss Program?
Addressing Stubborn Weight
Weight loss is not as simple as ‘calories in, calories out’! We all know the basic principle of metabolism, however, in the presence of metabolic imbalances, the body is in survival mode and switches to a “fat storage” bank, using calories from essential muscle and other tissue. This muscle burning creates a vicious cycle of stress and stubborn weight, typically seen on the midsection and thighs. In today’s lifestyle, the equation is not always what you “take in” versus what you “burn off”, but more so what your body hangs on to.
Maintaining Lean Muscle
To off-set the muscle eating effects (as mentioned above), supporting and stimulating lean muscles with adequate protein and exercise is essential. We need to preserve muscle mass by increasing protein consumption as high as 0.5-1.0 gm of protein per/lb of body weight while adding 15-30 minutes of weight or resistance training a few times a week. Maintaining lean muscle also helps to burn fat in the long run.
Regulating Blood Sugar
Dietary changes include limiting sucrose, carbohydrates with a high glycemic index (anything over 50), and high fructose corn syrup. These create a rapid sugar and insulin spike and then a rapid crash, which causes your cells to store fat and signals you to eat more. Constant elevated insulin tells the body you’re in “trouble”, causing fat cells to shut down and go into protection mode. This starts the vicious muscle eating cycle, making it impossible to burn fat. This is why insulin testing is part of our metabolic program.
Addressing Metabolic Imbalances
Consistent action brings consistent results. Successfully training your body to burn fat and keep it off must include balancing appetite, food cravings and binge eating, which are triggered by stress, and hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. We know that 90% of overweight people struggle with hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. These imbalances affect every system in the body, and are made even worse with Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Wellbutrin, etc. Your hormone levels may be tested and treated with our Bio-Identical Hormone therapy.
Regulating Stress and Emotions
Desire, direction and the right metabolic support replaces the struggle with willpower and self-control. A body at peace does not gain weight, and in order to truly be successful, your emotional component through our Science of Optimal Happiness program will be considered as part of your treatment.
EnerChanges’ weight loss program addresses all of these concerns and produces consistent, long-lasting weight loss results. Even for those who have become frustrated, having tried diet after diet and have still been unable to lose weight or keep it off, our weight loss program offers long-term retraining of fat cells that has shown consistent safe, rapid and comfortable fat loss. See our Patient Testimonials.
For more information or to book your consultation please call 604-681-8380. Some costs, such as patient visits and prescriptions may be covered under your extended health plans.
Frequently asked questions
Who is a candidate for the Rapid Metabolic Weight Loss Program?
The majority of men and women can benefit from the Rapid Metabolic Weight Loss Program, especially those with over 50-100 pounds to lose. The program is not typically recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. This program can be used by most people, but persons who have less than 15 pounds to lose will still have to complete at least 21 days of the protocol. It is also quite effective for people who regularly diet and exercise but cannot seem to get rid of the “last few pounds”. All of these details will be discussed at your first office visit.
How much weight will I lose?
Patients on the metabolic weight loss program lose between half a pound to 3 lbs a day, with 1-2 lbs a day being the average. Factors that guarantee faster weight loss include increasing vegetable intake and eating salad with each meal. Fiber intake is extremely important, as is water intake in order to flush out fat from your body as you lose weight. If you have more than 40 pounds to lose, you will have to do several cycles of the program.
What medical tests will I need to take?
Specific blood testing will be required, this includes testing for inflammatory markers, hormonal imbalances (especially thyroid) and blood sugar, all of which play a significant role in abnormal or stubborn fat. A body scan is also done to accurately measure your body fat, muscle and bone density at the start of the program and the end, this is arranged through Bodycomp Imaging. They are located at #700-890 Pender St W, Vancouver and can be contacted at 778-881-6142. This will be arranged at your first first visit.
Will I be hungry on a diet of 500-1000 calories a day?
Wouldn't I lose weight anyway eating 500 calories a day?
You would certainly lose weight, but not as much, and eventually your metabolism would slow down. If a person who normally eats 2000 calories a day cuts back to 500 calories a day, they would burn 1,500 calories a day (a little less than half a pound). With the proper metabolic hormone support, your metabolism won’t slow down. Instead, your body will be triggered to release 2,500 calories from your fat stores each day, giving your body plenty of fuel.
Do I need to do excessive exercise to lose weight?
Exercise is not typically recommended, especially during the first week of the program since the calories are reduced and already optimized for “fat loss”. If you wish to add exercise, such as light walking, yoga, 20 minutes of cardio a day, or whatever you enjoy that gets your heart and body moving, you may after the first week. If more exercise is added in, the calories and protein are usually increased to match the activity and protect lean muscle. This needs to be discussed at the time of your visit.
What's the after treatment like?
After you have completed 3 weeks of your Metabolic Balance Phase, you will come off of the treatment phase and gradually add complex carbohydrates such as fruits and starches back into your diet. This process will take about 3 weeks. When you have reached your optimal weight, we will evaluate your caloric needs and determine your recommended intake. During the maintenance phase you will keep careful track of any weight gains when reintroducing foods. If a particular food causes a gain you will refrain and reintroduce the food later when it does not cause weight gain. We recommend office visits and weigh in for the first few weeks of maintenance. We can also offer fat burner and B12 injections at this time.
Will I gain weight back after the program?
Once the program is completed, most patients experience a new state of well-being. They feel more in control of their eating, and able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat. Most patients enjoy long term weight stabilization, with a new relationship with food (less hunger, cravings,) and more energy and vitality. A regular exercise program should also be incorporated to help assist long term success.