weight management program
Get Thin with Dr. Quinn
What happens after you lose weight? You keep it off.
Importance of a Maintenance Program
Enjoy long-term results with professional guidance.
It is not easy to lose weight. However, anyone who has lost weight can tell you that it’s much harder to maintain the weight loss than to lose it. Weight maintenance is a constant struggle and we have perfected a plan that will work for you.
How it Works
Losing weight is a challenge; but keeping the weight loss is a life long battle. We find that it's much easier to maintain your weight loss if you lose it in a slow and steady fashion.
Healthy Weight Loss
Normal healthy weight loss is considered 1 to 3 pounds per week. Sure, you may have weeks where you lose 5 pounds, but you will also have weeks where your weight stays the same. It’s all about modifying your lifestyle so that once you reach your goal weight, you are able to stay at that goal without constant struggle. Eating healthier foods and in smaller portions is key.
Physical Activity & Exercise
Another important factor is exercise. You must exercise if you plan to stay at a healthy weight for an extended period of time. Don’t worry- you don’t have to join a gym or hire a trainer, if that’s not your thing. But, you do need to move—even if it’s only for 10 minutes at a time.
During our maintenance appointment, we will go over all of your numbers like we did in the initial consultation. We will compare your weight, your body fat, your muscle mass, your BMI. Then we will adjust your daily calorie requirements, your protein and water intake and your exercise goals. We always welcome our maintenance patients to continue to come in for routine weigh-ins- something we offer at no charge. We will also discuss what, if any, supplements will be helpful during your long term weight maintenance journey.
Maintenance Phase & Re-Gain
Patients are considered to be on maintenance phase of our program as long as they maintain a weight within 5% of their goal. If you happen to gain more than 5% of your weight back, it’s time to get back on the full program. It’s easier to come back to us if you have re-gained 5-10 pounds, versus 30 to 40.
Before & After
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Your journey to safe, long-lasting weight loss & maintenance starts here.
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- Why do I have trouble managing my weight?
Many people like to attribute trouble losing weight to lack of self-discipline, particularly as it relates to poor diet and exercise. Both of those factors can certainly play a role in weight management troubles, but there are also biological issues at play. Losing weight causes your metabolism to slow, and your body and brain will naturally try to maintain the weight that they’re used to operating at.
- Why am I always hungry after losing weight?
Many patients who lose significant weight may notice that they don’t feel full very often. A drop in Leptin in your brain causes this, as Leptin is the chemical in your brain that tells you when you’re full. Combined with the natural drop in metabolism caused by losing weight, this can cause patients to regain their weight because their body is used to eating a certain amount of calories. If you’re eating more calories than you burn, you gain weight.
- What can I do to prevent gaining my weight back?
There are a number of adjustments you can make in your daily life to help you avoid regaining weight. First and foremost, sustained weight loss results come from changing your lifestyle, which starts in the kitchen. Given that weight loss will naturally make you hungrier as your brain adjusts to your body, it’s incredibly important to make good choices about the meals you consume.
- What meals should I eat when trying to lose or maintain weight?
The best results come from making substitutions from your current diet. Replace things like processed foods, red meat, candy, junk food, and more with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and foods that are high in fiber. Healthy foods bought from a grocery store will be your best bet to help you lose weight during the program or maintain your results
- Besides eating well, what else can I do to sustain my weight loss results?
In addition to a healthy diet, you should incorporate physical activity into your regular routine! This will help ensure that your body remains in a calorie deficit, which is the main component in losing weight. A combination of cardio and strength training will help you lose or maintain weight, while also boosting other aspects of your overall health.
Additionally, we also offer a number of different supplements and injections that can help further enhance your results.
- Does weight management mean giving up my favorite foods and drinks?
No! This is what separates the Cratus Medical/Dr. Quinn Weight Loss program from others. Instead of a crash diet that leads to only short-term results, we focus on helping you create a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. Because of this, we encourage our patients to occasionally indulge in their favorite foods and drinks in moderation.
Rewarding yourself every so often with your favorite “unhealthy” foods can help boost your mental health and give you something to look forward to. Again, the key is moderation and making sure that these foods and drinks are only an occasional part of your diet, not a regular staple.