Rapid Weight Loss
Make weight loss easier.
When you’re doing everything right, your body is working against you. Let’s make it easier by optimizing your hormones, detoxing your liver, and boosting your immune system. All nutrition plans are easier to stick to when you’re not hungry, so let’s maximize satiety and curb hunger. Learn to avoid feeling “hangry” or experiencing the “keto blues.”
How is medical weight loss accomplished?
Every patient is different, so Dr. Shirley customizes her approach to match your needs. She guides patients through a variety of physician-assisted diet plans, such as:
- Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) diet: hormone injections accompanied by an ultra low-calorie diet can help you lose weight while maintaining muscle mass
- Ketogenic diet: a high-fat, low-carb diet that encourages fat burning
- Fast-mimicking diet: a short-term nutrient-rich, low-calorie option; often called “fasting with food”
Choosing the right approach for you and monitoring you to avoid any associated risks are central to Dr. Shirley’s approach.
What medications are used in medical weight loss programs?
While you can achieve weight loss through dietary changes and healthy food preparation alone, medications and supplements can often manage the “side effects” of weight loss, such as nutritional deficiencies and hunger cravings.
In addition to HCG injections and tablets as part of the HCG diet, Dr. Shirley offers a wide range of options to complement your custom weight loss plan, including these FDA-approved medications:
- Lorcaserin (Belviq)
- Naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave)
- Liraglutide (Saxenda)
- Orlistat (Xenical)
Dr. Wang also offers a variety of metabolism-boosting and fat-burning injections, such as:
- MIC + Methyl B12 injection
- Vitamin B combo injection: MIC + Methyl B12 + L-Carnitine + chromium
- Lipolean injection: inositol + choline + B vitamins + leucine + carnitine + chromium + lidocaine
- Amino GOAL injection: glutamine + ornithine + arginine + lysine + lidocaine
- Sermorelin injection
- Sermorelin combo injection: sermorelin + GHRP2 + GHRP6
When appropriate, Dr. Shirley may recommend certain supplements to curb your hunger and cravings, including:
- Ketone supplements
- Evodia extract
- Mucuna seed extract
- Green banana powder
An imbalance in gut flora may keep you absorbing the nutrients that you need and may affect the release of hunger hormone. Often, a history of antibiotic or antacid use is present in these cases. Supporting healthy gut health to treat leaky gut and inflammation will help with weight management.
Without a strong detox programs to support liver function, some patients struggle to begin losing weight or find that they plateau. The liver requires many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids to run each of the five detox pathways. The liver removes healthy hormones and neurotransmitters as well as environmental toxins. Heavy metals that have accumulated in the body may hold onto extra weight.
Often an imbalance in hormones is present when people do everything right in terms of exercising and eating. Assessing thyroid, adrenal, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are key to optimizing metabolism. Hormone replacement therapy may jumpstart or maintain your weight loss progress.
Stress is an everyday reality. While many of us may not feel particulary stressed, our bodies process it and may reflect it with poor sleep, sugar craving, weight retention, and high blood pressure. Adrenal support with herbal adaptogens, minerals like magnesium, amino acids like taurine, and neurotransmitters like GABA and 5HTP may help your body deal with stress. Also, Dr. Shirley may offer oxytocin and ketamine to take the edge off the the day to keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Massage, exercise, mindfulness, and speaking to a therapist are strategies that may help. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, getting stress under control is necessary.
Even missing half an hour of needed sleep increases inflammation in your blood chemistry. Many of us are running on fumes without knowing it. Addressing sleep hygiene, coping strategies, hormone imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies can help.
While there are many medications and supplements available, your plan will only include those necessary to augment your personal, physician-supervised weight loss program. To get started on your medical weight loss plan, book an appointment online today.