Doctor-supervised weight loss program focusing on plant-based nutrition, exercise and lipotropic injection.
A first of its kind in Oahu, this weight management program is ideal for patients who need guidance on how to lose weight safely and effectively. It combines consultation with our medical doctor, nutrition counseling centered on plant-based diet, exercise, and lipotropic supplementation.
What is a plant-based diet? A healthy way of eating that is centered on foods derived from plants such as vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes with the goal of disease prevention, management and reversal.
What are the benefits of a plant-based diet? Reduce cholesterol, lower high blood pressure, reduce risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, certain forms of cancer, lose weight, to name a few.
How can a plant-based diet help with weight loss? Plant-based foods are nutrient-dense with fewer calories. It also fills you up because it is rich in fiber. By avoiding meat, milk, cheese, eggs and limiting oil, you are significantly removing fat from your diet.
Is plant-based diet safe? Certainly! There are tons of clinical studies that support plant-based nutrition.
“The American Academy of Family Practice: Large, prospective cohort studies show that primarily vegetarian diets reduce the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes, and that vegan diets benefit patients with obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or other CVD risk factors”. – American Family Physician Jun 1, 2018: Diets for Health: Goals and Guidelines
“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases”. – American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada
Are plant-based food boring and bland? Of course not! When you enroll in our program, you will learn easy to make and tasty recipes including a weekly meal plan.
What is lipotropic injection? It is a combination of B vitamins, amino acids and lipotropic agents that aid in the breakdown of fat. Injections can be administered once a week or every other week.
Pyridoxine B6: Promotes red blood cell production and converts food to energy.
Inositol: Converts food to energy.
Choline: Healthy nerve cells, cuts muscle recovery time, helps convert fat to energy.
Hydroxocobalamin B12: Energy, healthy nerve cells. More bio available than cyanocobalamin.
Carnitine: Building block for proteins, helps body burn fat as fuel.
Thiamine (B1): Improves immune system, helps convert fat and carbohydrates into energy.
Riboflavin (B2): Increases metabolism, supports immune system.
Lose weight, improve blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, and lower blood pressure with plant-based diet and exercise.
How does this program work? There will be an initial set-up fee of $300 on your first visit. It covers doctor consultation which involves screening for physiologic problems, nutrition counseling and exercise, vitals monitor, and one injection of lipotropics. You will only have to pay $300 once. For succeeding visits, you will only pay for the cost of lipotropic injection at $50 per session (ask for package specials on the day of your appointment). You will have to do the injection every other week, to be administered at our clinic. In addition, you will receive personalized coaching on how to ace this lifestyle, one free acupuncture consultation, learn tasty recipes and fitness tips to make your weight loss journey easy, enjoyable and successful!
What makes this program different? There are no gimmicks and fad diets involved. You will receive one-on-one professional counselling from our medical doctor who advocates a plant-based lifestyle to our own medical patients. During your follow-up visits and/or lipotropic shot, you will learn easy and tasty recipes, receive fitness tips, have your vitals recorded for monitoring, receive weekly text reminders to keep you in check, and benefit from other interactive learning experience to help you realize your goal.
Do you take insurance for this program? No, this is an out-of-pocket cost but if weight loss program is covered by your insurance, you can submit your payment receipt to them for possible reimbursement. You will have to coordinate this directly with your insurance.
How to prepare for your first visit: Please bring list of your medications and existing medical conditions, including recent labs if you have. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment for paperwork.
Please call our clinic at (808) 693-9930 to schedule your appointment.
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