Once you have contacted us by our online form, email, or phone, Our staff will contact you about your appointment.
We execute an evidence-based “The Best Weight Approach” which focuses on long term weight management, rather than just weight loss.
“Best Weight” is the weight that is achieved AND maintained while living the healthiest lifestyle while truly enjoying it. It is NOT a number on a scale.
Our ‘Best Weight’ Approach is build upon the following four pillars:
We focus on total healthy weight loss of 1-2 lb/ week with a Total Caloric Deficit of 500-700/day which is very reasonable, non-depriving, realistic and achievable over 3-6 months, while also providing numerous health benefits – including lowering of blood sugar, blood pressure cholesterol, improvement in stamina, energy and endurance. This is what we call Medical Nutrition Therapy.
In order for (TCR) to be meaningful and induce satiety, one of the options is to have a Meal Replacement (MR) instead. We offer the OPTIFAST Meal Replacement Program in which you can consume most of your calories from a Meal Replacement shake instead of food, while still being provided with satiety as it is balanced, nutritious, and fulfilling.
OPTIFAST is a non-OHIP program and the only MR program that has been approved in Canada, and has been endorsed by the current Obesity guidelines issued in CMJA in August 2020.
The studies have shown:
→ 14-20% average weight loss
→ 16% average decrease in waist circumference
→ 7-10% average decrease in blood pressure
→ Discontinuation of diabetes medications
To learn more about it, click here to download Optifast Brochure.
We offer behavioural and psychological interventions through active cognitive behavioural therapy, and the patient is encouraged to complete 46 modules (credit: Obesity Care Nova Nordisk and OPTIFAST program)
Basics – 10 Modules
Behaviour – 13 Modules
Medical Nutrition Therapy and Physical Activity – 11 Modules
Miscellaneous – 12 Modules
In Canada, there are 3 AOM approved for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance. All AOM help reduce weight from 3 to 12%. Your doctor will speak to you in further detail regarding the medications
Bariatric surgery can be considered for people with BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 or BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 with at least 1 adiposity-related disease (Obesity Canada). Your doctor will discuss further with you.
“Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans”. — The American Medical Association
If I have $200 dollars and I lose $100, I will be upset and try to gain it back! After I gain it back, I will not stop there, I will try to gain even more money so that I feel secure.
For these forces to not work against us within our unconscious brain, where we have no control (Engineer pressing the panic button, Hippie going out to get his favorite food in the night time), we need AOM.
The AOM helps calm down the Engineer so that he does not press the panic button, i.e. keeps balance between the bad and the good hormone, does not cause hunger and craving, maintains resting energy expenditure, and helps lose weight.
Obesity Guidelines statement:
Pharmacotherapy for weight loss can be used for persons with BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
or BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2 with adiposity-related complications, in conjunction with medical nutrition therapy, physical activity and psychological interventions
(liraglutide 3.0 mg, naltrexone-bupropion combination, orlistat).
For more information, visit : https://www.cmaj.ca/content/192/31/E875
We will discuss this further with you during your appointment.
Now you know why it was difficult to lose weight in the past, as there was no help because we did not understand the biology, and did not treat it with medications, and only blame ourselves for our failures, this is not happening anymore.
Stop blaming yourself, stop feeling guilty – there is help available, call us now.