Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
We’re proud to introduce you to a YOU-Healthy Program to help reduce your risks of developing or dying from heart and blood vessel diseases, strokes, peripheral artery disease, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol or triglycerides (blood lipids or fats).
As an additional benefit, this YOU-Healthy program can help restore more normal sexual performance for many who are frustrated with aging changes.
The various formulas combined in “our recipes” contain nutritional substances that have been shown to promote better heart health, brain function, blood pressure, blood fats, sexual performance, and reduced inflammation (especially in blood vessels).
Once you sign on to our outstanding program, you’ll receive a customized binder full of weight loss tips and tricks. Save them and share them.
Hop off the roller coaster! Almost two-thirds of American adults are “currently dieting.” Other studies show that almost one in five Americans are “constantly dieting.” Sadly, many of us continue to grow heavier and often times, we gain back our losses after each new program. At times, surgery is a hopeful solution, but disappointing results are heard too often.
We ask you to join our BetterBody EXPRESS Program. But first, we want to give you the down low on what you need to know about weight loss.
Tip #1: Watch out for carbs!
Carbohydrates. We’ve heard it all before, so why don’t we listen? Sugars and starches–pastries, breads, potatoes, rice, corn, etc.–are not ideal if you are trying to lose weight! As soon as fats and starch are combined (potato chips, french fries, pastries, donuts, etc.), weight gain is much more possible.
Tip #2: Temptation? Drink water.
You’ll need to exercise your will power when snacks and other temptations present themselves. One hint that can make a huge difference is to drink a large glass of water whenever you feel hungry or whenever faced by a not-allowed temptation. Keep a quart or two of allowed “lemonade” or “tea” in the refrigerator, quickly available to ward off sudden sugar cravings and to quench your thirst.
Choose teas that help give you the feelings/sensations that you desire. Some people claim that Yerba Matte Royale Instant Tea from Wisdom Naturals gives an energy boost and suppresses appetite. Again, you can use stevia or xylitol as a sweetener. (Erythritol is fine as well.)
Fruit-flavored liquid stevia can “sweeten” coffee, teas, lemonade. Even allowable “salad dressing” can take on new dimensions with berry flavorings. Stevia in different flavors is made by Wisdom Naturals, available online or at health food stores.
Tip #3: Temptations again? Walk it out.
Another hint to help reduce your food temptations is to take a brief walk. Just getting out briefly and moving your muscles, breathing deeper, and changing your “scene” can help you “stick with it.” Remember to avoid vigorous exercise unless you feel exceptionally well by maintaining a pre-diet exercise program.
Another way to deal with those unexpected temptations is to carry a picture of yourself when you looked younger, thinner, healthier – that’s your goal! Mentally remind yourself that you want to gain these rewards again. If you don’t have an earlier picture, find a reasonable one (not a super-skinny model!) in a magazine or flyer, cut it out and carry it with you as your reminder … this is the future you’re working toward.
Tip #4: Take your time while you eat!
Cut your food into tinier pieces and serve them on a smaller-size plate. Chew each bite thoroughly (about “50 times” or so, maybe fewer), as this will stimulate your “satiety center” (the “I’m full” brain controller) to feel satisfied with less food intake. Incidentally, remember to eat all the food each day, as we outline in your program notes. Starvation is NOT the goal of this program!
What if you’re “suffering” with various food cravings, write these down. Include details about the times and situations in which these cravings seem to claim your attention. Get this information to your Treatment Counselors so that we can recommend changes to your program. Our goal is to understand the biochemistry behind your cravings, so that we can address your particular, personal needs. Remember, we’re not trying to fit you into this program, instead we’re trying to fit the program around your specific requirements.
Tip #5: Beware of the secret poison MSG
MSG can be particularly harmful, since it can “secretly” be included in many foods. (The other big offender is HFCS – high-fructose corn syrup – used as a sweetener in many, many foods; but the Simeons program eliminates those items “automatically.”) MSG can interfere with your brain and body cells in terms of your weight set-point.
The problem is that it can be “labeled” in dozens of different ways on prepared/processed foods. Avoid foods that contain any of these “secret” names for MSG, monosodium glutamate.
- L-glutamate or L-glutamic acud
- Glutamate or glutamic acid
- Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
- Autolyzed yeast (extract)
- Whey protein
- Soy sauce (and steak sauce and Worcestershire sauce)
- Autolyzed protein
- Textured protein
- Yeast extract
- Protein isolate
- Modified food starch
- Modified corn starch
- Calcium caseinate
- Sodium caseinate
- Natural flavor
- Monopotassium glutamate
- Hydrolyzed plant protein
- Yeast food
- Yeast nutrient
- Torula yeast
- Seaweed extract
- (Bragg) liquid aminos
- Savorex spread
- Vegex spread
Brand names of MSG flavoring products include…
- Tasting Powder
Avoid prepared stock broths (stock cubes or bouillon cubes), condiments such as barbeque sauce and salad dressings, canned/frozen/or dried prepared foods, common snack foods such as flavored jerky, flavored potato chips, flavored tortilla chips, and various seasoning mixtures (including “dip mixes”). For a list of other side effects associated with MSG-containing foods, see online HERE!
Read the book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, by my friend, Dr. Russell Blaylock, available at amazon.com or through your local bookstore or health food store.
Similarly, be cautious that foods can contain sugar without using the term “sugar” at all. Avoid foods that list any of these ingredients: honey, brown sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, maple syrup, sucrose, lactose, malt, maltose, molasses, rice syrup, panocha, powdered sugar, treacle, cane sugar, demerara sugar, galactose, invert sugar, corn syrup solids, high-fructose corn syrup. Artificial sweeteners need to be avoided as well: Splenda, sucralose, Equal, NutraSweet, aspartame, saccharin, Sweet ‘N Low.
Questions? Please call DIAL 1-800-FIX PAIN to schedule your initial appointment, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.
For details on our program – and to find out how YOU could look and feel better for THIS SUMMER, simply DIAL 1-800-FIX-PAIN and ask to talk to one of our Treatment Counselors. Could we interest you in losing perhaps 15 to 20 pounds in the next 3 weeks