• Our Program


    Begin our weight control program. You will improve your self-knowledge, establish healthier habits, and experience a new commitment to making better eating choices.

    Visualize A New You

    Do you have a few pounds to lose or more than 100 pounds? Personalized medical weight loss depends on changing your lifestyle, habits and nutrition. You must be ready to make some CHANGES.

    The starting point of losing weight is a healthy diet.

    Initial Visit

    During the initial consultation, a specialist in obesity will evaluate the patient to understand the underlying causes for obesity or weight gain and whether the patient suffers from other diseases related to obesity (often referred to as “comorbidities”). The physician will also request a weight history, including past diet attempts, complete your medical profile, and give you the 3 steps and 3 tools to accomplish your weight loss goals.

    Step 1 - Diet

    Limit excess sugar
    We recommend you eat foods that are low in refined sugar and avoid processed carbohydrates. This is referred to as a low-glycemic diet.


    Step 2 - Portion Size 

    To help you choose the correct portion or serving size, you must practice a technique called visualization. This is sometimes referred to by its psychological name: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

    MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual — a place setting.
    MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime.
    • Eating fewer calories from foods high in saturated fat and added sugars can help you manage your calories and prevent overweight and obesity. Most of us eat too many foods that are high in saturated fat and added sugar (see infographic by age).

    Another new technique of changing our eating behavior is called Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL). This means being aware of both the physical and emotional feelings connected to eating.

    Mindfulness may help you avoid overeating. This eating strategy includes eating with more awareness of color, taste, flavor, texture, and smell of our food; chewing more slowly; and using the Hunger Scale.

      How to Use the Scale

    1.   When you are getting ready to eat a meal or snack, ask yourself, "Am I physically hungry?"     “Where am I on the hunger and fullness scale?” Ideally, you’ll be between a 3 and a 4.
    2.   Halfway through your meal, pause for 10 seconds and check in with your body. Ask again “Where am I on the scale now?”
    3.    Set your timer for 20 minutes and take the whole time to eat the meal. Eat until you get to a 6 or 7, then stop.

    Step 3 - Increase your metabolism

    Usually this means we increase our energy levels with exercise at least five days per week. Physical activity not only burns calories, but increases levels of certain satiety hormones, such as PYY (peptide YY) and CRF (corticotropin releasing factor), and reduces leptin resistance.

    When nutrition and exercise are not yielding the desired weight loss results, patients may find there are numerous other factors that can affect weight loss or gain, including hormonal issues (leptin and ghrelin), genetics, age, gender, medications you are prescribed, and current medical conditions you are combating. Our Accord Weight Loss and Diet doctors recognize the importance of supporting patients and improving overall health and use superior science and technology to offer a wide range of weight management solutions.

    These tools include:

    • Lipotropin Shots, also referred to as the "Lipo B12 injection mixture." 

    These shots boost metabolism by helping to digest food, elevate your energy and according to research by the Linus Pauling Institute, the choline in the injections helps speed up the metabolism and removal of fats by the liver, reduce cholesterol and fat we consume in our diet, and help control gallstones. Men require more choline than women. Regular use of injections makes your weight loss easier to maintain.

    • ​​​​Supplements

    These are nutritional dietary supplements to aid in the weight control program by providing additional metabolic support. These supplements are backed by scientific research and our experience. When someone becomes obese, the body's cells develop leptin resistance and these patients do not receive the brain signals of fullness. Inflammation is a big component of this phenomenon. Many of our supplements contain anti-inflammatory substances (such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids) which can improve leptin resistance.​​​


    These products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor. It is especially important to ask your doctor about taking supplements if you’re pregnant or nursing, about to have surgery, or you have a health condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes.     

    • Appetite Suppressants                                                                                                                  
    Both prescription and non-prescription options are available to suppress cravings and hunger. Prescription drugs must be medically supervised and approved by your doctor and/or pharmacist. Patients are advised to report any side effects immediately from any prescribed medication, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, or leg swelling, or deterioration in exercise tolerance.
    In general, these medications are best taken on an empty stomach one hour before eating breakfast, or two hours after eating breakfast, in order to prevent interference with your sleep.
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