Prior to your first appointment with the doctor, we will first need to establish your BMI ( body mass Index) as you need to have a BMI in excess of 30 (27 with associated comorbidities), not be taking any medication for conditions such as epilepsy or depression, and provide confirmation that you are over the age of 18 (ID required) before any appointment can be offered.
Bariatric surgery is the general term for a variety of weight loss surgical procedures that reduce the size of the stomach, helping patients to lose weight and maintain health through reduced consumption, healthy eating and exercise. The surgery is a tool, not a cure, to help treat weight problems. Our mission is to help patients transform their lives through surgical weight loss when nonsurgical attempts have been unsuccessful.
Our free monthly support groups provide opportunities before and after surgery to learn and ask questions of our dietitian, psychologist and bariatric nurse, as well as patients who share their personal stories about the challenges and successes of weight loss surgery. Support groups are open to anyone who has had or is planning to have weight loss surgery.
Secondly, our nutritional approach uses a method that has been shown to be much more user friendly than counting calories (calories on food packaging can be out by up to 25%!) and doesn’t rely on weighing every morsel of food that passes your lips. Our nutritional approach is about achieving optimal health while gradually increasing the quantity of food you are allowed while supporting muscle growth and fat loss. This is important as the industry ‘standard’ approach is to restrict/decrease food as time goes on which leads to muscle breakdown and a lower metabolism – both of which are disastrous as far as fat loss is concerned.
Medi Weightloss clinics are located around the country and help dieters to slim down with food plans, counseling, and medication. The physician-monitored program is popular among customers who are comfortable with a structured program and are ready to make significant changes to their diet to lose weight. But not everyone can stick to the plan long enough for weight loss to occur.
Lastly, you enter the Wellness Phase when you have met your goal weight. Monthly visits help to keep you on track with your long-term weight maintenance plan, and additional testing and supplements may be suggested. During this phase, the dieter moves to a 40/30/30 eating plan where 40 percent of calories consumed come from carbohydrates, 30 percent come from fats and 30 percent come from protein.
Medi-Weightloss® was developed by physicians, registered dietitians, and health professionals in the area of weight loss to help you control your calorie and carbohydrate intake while eating the optimum amount of protein to preserve muscle mass. The Medi-Weightloss® Program is evidence-based to result in a successful lifestyle change. When administering the treatment, Medi-Weightloss® healthcare providers take each patient's unique health profile into account, which is what makes us The One that Works!®
Eating healthily will become something you want to do instead of a sacrifice – by learning to value yourself and your body at a whole new level you will want to make sure that you are filling it with high quality fuel. You’ll discover how to balance treats and indulgences with a much healthier overall diet that helps to improve and maintain your health and energy levels without depriving you of all of the foods you love.
Sustainable weight loss – You’ll not only lose weight, but you’ll end the yo-yo dieting cycle so that you keep the weight off permanently. Our long-term approach means that you’ll not only lose weight and get fitter and healthier, but you’ll also tackle the underlying causes of your past eating patterns and weight gain so they become a thing of the past.
"I have spent much of my life on one diet or another and this is the first programme that has really made a long term difference. I have stopped yo-yo-ing up and down and I have finally managed to stabilise. My weight is pretty much at the same level that it was at the end of my plan and that was nearly two years ago - that's what I call a result!"
Have you lost the weight, but still haven’t regained your ideal shape or figure due to remaining skin and pockets of superficial fat? Residents of greater Lexington and Georgetown, as well as the surrounding communities of Kentucky, count on Commonwealth Plastic Surgery for post-weight loss contouring. Contact us today to set up your post-weight loss contouring consultation!
Jinan (BSc, MSc) is a Registered Nutritionist (AfN) and a member of the Association for Obesity. She incorporates her knowledge to enable clients to achieve the best possible results, using years of food-industry experience to listen to her clients and work with them to devise a meal plan that works for them. Jinan is a firm believer of a specialised tailored approach to every individual. After all, each lock needs a different key!
I have been helping clients to loose weight for over ten years now. My success has lead to employment in the film industry across dozens of films and I have also been employed to optimise the body composition of athletes to help improve their athletic performance. The majority of my work however, is with average, everyday people in my clinics in and around London.