Injections to Boost Metabolism
There are a variety of different types of injections that are marketed as a way to boost metabolism and promote weight loss.
One example of an injection that is marketed as a way to boost metabolism is the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) injection. This hormone is naturally produced in the body during pregnancy and is thought to increase metabolism and promote weight loss when given as an injection.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy and used as injections in comination with low calorie diet for weight loss. It is sometimes referred to as the “hCG diet.” This diet involves consuming a very low calorie diet (VLCD) of about 500-800 calories per day, and taking daily hCG injections.
We should note that the FDA has not approved hCG for weight loss.
Liotropic Injections contain a combination of amino acids and vitamins that are believed to enhance liver function and promote the metabolism of fat.
Lipotropic injections include:
- Methionine: An amino acid that helps to detoxify the liver and is involved in the metabolism of fats.
- Inositol: A nutrient that helps to regulate the metabolism of fats and cholesterol.
- Choline: A nutrient that helps to emulsify fats and reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver.
- Vitamin B12: A vitamin that helps to maintain the health of red blood cells and the nervous system, and boosts the metabolism and thus aids in weight loss.
Lipotropic injections are usually given intramuscularly and are intended to aid in weight loss, detoxify the liver, and improve overall health. However, It’s important to note that these injections are not FDA approved for weight loss.
Growth Hormone-releasing Peptides
Growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRPs) are a class of peptides that are designed to stimulate the release of growth hormone (GH) in the body. Growth hormone is a hormone that plays a variety of roles in our bodies and help growth and development, metabolism, and tissue repair.
GHRPs are used for a variety of different purposes, including muscle building, fat loss, anti-aging, and injury recovery. They are often used by athletes and bodybuilders to enhance weight loss , increase muscle mass and performance.
GHRPs work by binding to specific receptors in the pituitary gland, and by this action stimulate the release of growth hormone. The two most common GHRPs are referred to as GHRP-6 and GHRP-2.
The use of GHRPs is not FDA-approved for any medical use.
Fat Burning Peptides
Fat burning peptides are a newer class of peptides that are designed to promote fat loss, increase metabolism and decrease appetite. These peptides can help in weight loss efforts, but it’s important to note that they are still undergoing studies
Fat-burning peptides include:
- AOD 9604 (Anti-Obesity Drug 9604): is a modified form of the peptide hormone hGH (human growth hormone) that is thought to increase the bodies metabolism and thus help in weight loss efforts.CJC-1295: is a synthetic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) that is thought to promote fat loss by increasing growth hormone levels in the body.
- GHRP-6: is a growth hormone-releasing peptide that is thought to promote fat loss by increasing growth hormone levels in the body.
Our healthcare providers and can review your history and figure out what is the best medically supervised weight loss program and medications to use to help you through your weight loss journey.
Patients Sometimes Ask Me, How Can I Lose 20lbs in a Month?
I always tell them that losing 20lbs in a month is an ambitious goal that requires a significant amount of weight loss each week that is not healthy. In most cases, you did not put in on overnight and there is no reason for you to want to lose it overnight as well. In general a crash course weight loss is not healthy and not sustainable. It is not recommended to lose weight at such a fast rate, as it can be difficult to maintain and can have negative impacts on your health.
What is Considered a Safe Weekly Weight Loss Goal?
We can provide you the tools to lose the weight and then keep the weight off. Our medical weight loss clinic in conjunction with weight loss medications, nutritionist, improved metabolism, will get you to your desired weight. Your job will be to keep the weight off by keeping a sustainable lifestyle. Once you have lost the weight, you need to make sustainable lifestyle changes that include a balanced diet, regular exercise, and healthy habits. A healthy rate of weight loss is considered to be 1-2lbs per week.
Tips to Help You Lose Weight in a Healthy Way:
- Eat a balanced diet: Focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of saturated and trans fats.
- Exercise regularly: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, cycling, or swimming, most days of the week.
- Get enough sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, as lack of sleep can lead to weight gain.
- Manage stress: Stress can lead to overeating and weight gain, so it’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress, such as through meditation, yoga, or talking to a therapist.
- Drink water: Drinking water can help you feel full and reduce your overall calorie intake.
It’s important to remember that weight loss is not just about losing pounds, but also about improving overall health and well-being. Rapid weight loss can be difficult to sustain and may not provide lasting results.
Weight Loss Programs – Diets
Low Calorie and Very Low Calorie Diets:
Low-calorie diets (LCD), and very low-calorie diets (VLCD) are valuable weight loss programs. Further assisting patients in losing significant amounts of weight safely and efficiently. Under the concierge doctors’ supervision, patients can lose from 2-7 pounds weekly. Low-calorie diets may consist of full or partial meal replacements. Examples of meal replacements include OPTIFAST, MEDIFAST or PROTI. Now you can lose fat while conserving your muscle mass and staving off cravings.
Reduced Calorie Diet:
A Reduced Calorie Diet is an effective weight loss program. Patients consume a controlled number of daily calories while having normal food intake. Food intake can be a combination of normal food or partial meal replacement products.
Glycemic Control Program:
This diet, also known as a Low-carb diet, focuses on decreasing carbohydrate intake. Thus resulting in lower insulin levels. This makes the body burn stored fat for energy. Which then leads to weight and health risk reduction for many health conditions.
The diet causes the body to burn stored fat for energy and ultimately helps you shed excess weight. Resulting in reduced risk factors for a variety of health conditions. The diet focuses on healthy proteins. This includes meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and nonstarchy vegetables. It will also exclude or limits many carbohydrate foods. Such as grains, breads, fruits, pastas, sweets and starchy vegetables.
Best Weight Loss Exercise
There is no single “best” exercise for weight loss. This will depend on what kind of exercise you like to do, your fitness level, medical conditions, dietary habits, and overall lifestyle. However, there are certain types of exercise that are more effective than others in burning calories and promoting weight loss.
One of the most effective exercises for weight loss is cardiovascular or aerobic exercise. This type of exercise raises your heart rate and increases blood flow, which in turn burns calories and promotes weight loss. Examples of cardiovascular exercises include:
- Jumping rope
Strength training, is also an effective way to lose weight. Building muscle mass can help boost metabolism and increase the number of calories burned at rest.
Additionally, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a type of cardio that has been shown to be particularly effective for weight loss. It involves short bursts of intense activity, followed by periods of rest. This type of workout is great for burning calories and increasing cardiovascular fitness.
Fitness Assessment & Exercise Plan
This assessment includes a comprehensive look at fitness protocols. Which include body fat and weight measurement (body composition) and Vo2 testing. After the fitness level assessment, the concierge doctor designs a custom exercise program. A program that will effectively reduce body fat and create healthy, lean body mass.