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Weight Loss Programs and the Power of Support

Starting on a weight loss journey is a key step towards a healthier and happier life. While some individuals may opt for the do-it-yourself approach, there are benefits that come with joining a structured weight loss program.

There are many options when it comes to weight loss programs. Diets like Keto, modified Keto, Paleo Cleanse, elimination diets, low carb and calorie reduction are some that may be right for you. Exercise type and duration play a role as well as the option for weight loss medications that aid in weight loss.

Sometimes the reason you may not be able to lose weight is because there are toxins that need to be flushed out first. There are many detox options, such as PaleoCleansePlus 14 day cleanse. Using this may help kick start your weight loss plan or overcome a plateau in your journey.

 Diet and exercise alone do not work for everyone. There are weight loss medications and weight loss injections such as Semaglutide, Wegovy, Tirzepatide, Zepbound and MIC Plus- aka “skinny shot” or “lipo injection”.

Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic and Wegovy, is a once weekly injectable medication that is a GLP-1 receptor agonist and mirrors the natural hormones found in our bodies that help control blood sugar levels and slow the digestive system to tell us when we are full. Wegovy, Semaglutide, and Ozempic also work by lowering the production of sugar in the liver and stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin.

Wegovy, the same medication as Ozempic and Semaglutide, has been shown to help patients lose an average of 15-22% of their weight, also reducing incidence of diabetes, fatty liver, heart attack and stroke.

Zepbound, the same medication as Mounjaro and Tirzepatide, is a combination of a GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonist.  Mounjaro, Tirzepatide and Zepbound all work for weight loss by decreasing our appetite and slowing the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine, which may make you feel full more quickly and for a longer period of time. These dual action medications are a once weekly injection. They also work by lowering the production of sugar in the liver and stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin. The GIP portion of Zepbound, Mounjaro, and Tirzepatide helps you lose weight and maintain weight loss by increasing energy expenditure.  All weight loss medications to be most effective and provide sustainable weight regulation should be combined with improvements in diet and exercise.

What are MIC Plus injections? M stands for methionine, an essential amino acid that plays a vital role in breaking down fats in the liver and helps to lower cholesterol. I for Inositol, a B-vitamin that plays an important role in both metabolizing fat and cholesterol, and impacts serotonin, which can affect your appetite. C is for Choline, an important macronutrient that helps liver function and supports a healthy heart. It is needed to produce lecithin for fat breakdown in the blood. The Plus is 1,000 mcg of active B12 which is methyl cobalamin- the active form or B12. MIC is a more natural weight loss injection, sometimes called the skinny shot or lipo injection because it helps the body to metabolize fat stores. MIC Plus or skinny shot can be used with any other weight loss medication or with diet and exercise.

Some of the benefits you nay notice when using MIC include:

·         Increased energy

·         Better sleep at night

·         Decreased appetite

·         Suppressed food cravings

·         Positive effect on mood

·         Quicker fat loss

These are all excellent for weight loss success. These treatments will need a medical professional to instruct and oversee your care that will be tailored to your needs and the results you are desiring.

One of the primary benefits of a weight loss program is access to expert guidance. Having a personalized approach to your weight loss journey will ensure that the program is designed for your body, lifestyle, health condition and desired results. Staying motivated during a weight loss journey can also be challenging. Having a personalized weight loss program with a built-in support system of doctors and medical staff will propel you to stay committed, motivated and with their help, make appropriate adjustments to your weight loss program.

Effective weight loss is not just about shedding pounds; it is about developing sustainable habits that promote long-term health. Effective weight loss programs that offer structure, guidance, education and provide tools and knowledge for maintaining a healthy lifestyle after reaching your goal are key to preventing the pitfalls of crash diets or fad approaches.

While undertaking a weight loss journey on your own is certainly possible, the benefits of joining a structured weight loss program are undeniable. Ultimately, the decision to go solo or join a program depends on individual preferences, but the advantages and options are greater when you have the right support.

Our staff at Health & Vitality are knowledgeable and ready to help you on your journey of weight loss.

We offer a low-cost membership for weight loss injections and weight loss maintenance and take most insurances.  We also offer non-surgical options for skin tightening.

Click Here to schedule an appointment to discuss weight loss if your insurance is in network with us.

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Telehealth appointments are available as well.

OR you can text us with any question at 385-429-3365 or call 801-921-2260 to schedule a consultation. 

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