Dear Patient and Friends,
In my practice, patients
have told me they want to look their best and feel their best. Through
the years, they have also shared their stories of struggling with extra pounds
that have crept up or weight they lose that often comes back. They have
encouraged me to expand my practice to offer a comprehensive medical weight
loss and wellness program.
I am delighted to introduce
Live Well Medical Weight Loss ™ as an important addition to my practice.
This medically supervised program isn’t just a quick fix for today,
it’s an empowering journey and a roadmap to living well and at a healthy
weight for the rest of your life.
The program starts with a
simple belief and a commitment from you that you can change your weight
and change your life. We’ll give you a comprehensive program to help you
achieve your weight loss goals quickly and safely. And we’ll be with you
every step of the way.
Live Well Medical Weight Loss ™is a
medically supervised three step program. Live Well One is the strictest and the
phase that jumpstarts your weight loss and gets you on the road to wellness. It
lasts until you achieve a healthy weight goal which we will set together.
Live Well Two introduces you to a higher calorie
diet. We’ll continue to work with you to help you stay at your reduced
weight. Live Well Three is centered around wellness for life, maintaining
eating habits and exercise programs that will keep you healthy for life.
Live Well Medical Weight Loss ™ is like
planting an amazing garden for yourself – you’ll plant the seeds,
enjoy the first blossoms and the fruits the garden provides for life. Our key
goal throughout your journey is to help you lose weight safely and enjoy
your life at a weight level that is healthy for you.
Importantly, we recognize everyone is different.
We want you to have a positive experience. Live Well Medical Weight Loss
™ is different in a couple of ways. Firstly, it is a safe and healthy
program completely tailored to your specific needs throughout the
program. And secondly, we’ll be there with extra care --
giving you the resources, coaching and support and empowerment you need every
step of the way.
Obesity is a medical condition and, like all
other conditions, it is best to seek the guidance of a medical professional for
treatment and prevention. It is important for our patients to remember
that there are no magical pills to lose weight. Weight loss is only
achieved and maintained by improving fitness and nutritional habits. Live
Well Medical Weight Loss ™ is a physician supervised weight loss program
consisting of three steps.
LIVE WELL ONE –
Jumpstart your weight loss
Welcome & congratulations! You have taken
the first step to improve your overall health and wellness. During this
step, our team of medical professionals will work with you to help you reach
your goal weight as quickly and safely as possible.
This will be accomplished by a combination of
calorie restriction, nutritional supplements, injections and (if indicated) an
This is the first and strictest step in the
program. It is designed to take you into a Ketosis which forces your body to
burn fat. This is a very low calorie diet starting at 600 calories a week
for the first week and progressing to 800 calories in subsequent weeks. The
purpose of this protein based, low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet is to establish
a fat burning pathway. It is essential to understand any calorie restricted
diet must include protein. This helps you lose weight while maintaining muscle
Week one you can expect weight loss of 5 –
10 pounds. You will stay in Live Well ONE until you reach your goal
weight. Everyone is different. You will be carefully monitored each
week and modifications may be made to keep your body burning fat safely. On
average you can expect to safely lose 2 – 3 pounds a week. Again, results
vary by individual.
LIVE WELL TWO -
Maintaining Your Weight Loss
All of your hard work has paid off. You have
reached your goal weight! But living well doesn’t stop here. During
Live Well TWO, we will work with you to start decreasing your
medication, increasing your caloric intake, and educating you on how to
maintain your weight. Your caloric intake will be raised to a diet that matches
your true caloric needs. We will also carefully monitor your diet to ensure
your remain at a stable weight. We recommend you continue with nutritional
supplements and weekly injections (which we will explain further in this
This is the time lifestyle changes and behaviors
are essential. A fitness program plays an important role in good health.
LIVE WELL THREE - Staying
Fit for Life
You are now effectively maintaining your goal
weight. Now that you have reached Live Well THREE, your visits to
the clinic are not required as frequently. Think of these monthly visits
as wellness check - ins. Dr. Prendiville and his team will monitor your
health once each month. You are still encouraged to stop by the office
weekly for injections and to continue using Live Well nutritional vitamins and
supplements. Live Well THREE helps you keep the weight off for life.