The SI Medical Weight Loss Program
Our Program includes confidential physician visits with a written prescription. Also, you will receive nutritional and exercise counseling with BMI (Body Mass Index), body composition, and other measurements. Our program is what you need to start you down the path to personal success!
A BMI reading is one way to determine whether or not a person is overweight. However, it is not the only factor used in deciding if a person should begin a diet program. Your BMI is calculated using your weight and height. BMI does not distinguish between body fat and fat free mass.
Fat free mass is made up of muscle, bones, and water. This number helps determine you metabolism. The higher your fat free mass, the higher your metabolism. Knowing this will help you to maintain your goal weight once you reach it.
Our state-of-the-art Body Composition Scale is one of the tools we use to customize the program for you. Using BIA (Bioelectric Impedance Analysis) technology, the scale will give you an exact measurement of:
|BMI||Body Mass Index (Weight in kg/Height in m2)|
|BMR||Basal Metabolic Rate (The total energy expended by the body to maintain normal functions)|
|FAT PERCENTAGE||Percent of body weight that is adipose tissue or fat.|
|FFM||Fat Free Mass.|
|TBW||Total Body Water (50% – 70% of total body weight).|
|IMPEDANCE||The body’s resistance to electrical current. Muscle is a conductor and adipose tissue is a resistor, so as your muscle increases you impedance will be lower.|
|DESIRABLE RANGE||Healthy range for Fat % and Fat Mass.|
Stop Failing Diets!
There are many ways to successful, life-long weight loss. SI Medical Weight Loss has physician-directed programs that offer strategies unavailable to non-physician weight loss programs. Our highly trained staff of physicians is dedicated to helping their patients incorporate healthy weight loss solutions into their lives.
We understand that no two people are alike and therefore we customize our programs to meet the individual needs of each person. Our commitment to excellence is built upon a core set of values that we believe to be crucial:
- The health of our patients is first and foremost.
- Honesty and Integrity.
- Adherence to the highest Standards both Ethically and Morally.
- Innovation based on Science and Experience.
Reaching your goal weight requires more than fad diets and occasional exercise. You must commit to an all-around approach including both exercise and diet lifestyle changes.
We offer a comprehensive guide to your weight loss questions.
FDA approved, prescription only, Phentemine is a 12-hour release, amphetamine-type stimulant that decreases appetite and slightly raises the metabolism.
How Well Does It Work?
Phentermine suppresses your appetite so that you feel less hungry. It works by changing levels of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that affect mood and appetite. It may also slightly increase the rate at which your body burns calories.
Why Is It Used?
Appetite-suppressant medicines such as phentermine help people who are obese to lose weight. They are generally used with a weight-loss diet and exercise program.
How Well Does It Work?
A review of research reports that using 15 to 30 mg of phentermine daily resulted in an average weight loss of about 8 lbs more than when taking a placebo.