Most people come to my office complaining that they just can’t seem to lose their extra weight. Most have tried reducing the amount of foods they eat but end up starving themselves and, even worse, they didn’t lose any weight. Some are frustrated because they are exercising every day but the weight just won’t come off. I call it, they just can’t get off that weight-loss plateau. (more…)
Last night, Dr. True gave the first lecture of a five part series on Anti-Aging: how losing weight can help you live healthier and longer. The concept of anti-aging is there are actions that we all can do to decrease the risks of developing degenerative medical problems that can make us age prematurely. One major problem that many of us can overcome is being overweight.
The prevalence of obesity has been rising rapidly in the United States and around the world. This is creating an increased burden on healthcare needs and costs due to the many medical complications that can occur due to being overweight. These include an increase in diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, orthopedic problems and cancers.
Obesity is now considered the leading cause of cancer in the U.S. One of the biggest concerns is cancer of the breast, which is increased by a third due to being overweight. The American Cancer Society has stated that a third of all cancers can be prevented simply by lifestyle changes, including stopping smoking, losing weight, exercising and eating correctly.
Dr. True discussed his methods for losing weight, specifically The True Diet. Dr. True devised his diet plans with an emphasis on quick weight loss to get people motivated to losing weight. Each program is individually designed according to the patient’s needs. Added to them are aids to burn the fat and help curb the appetite so one can feel fine while losing the weight. Lifestyle changes are very important and these must be done while doing the diet programs to achieve long lasting success.
His first weight loss plan is the HCG True Diet. It utilizes HCG, the pregnancy hormone, to help change one’s metabolism in conjunction with an updated healthy very low calorie diet. The concept is simple: with HCG on board, the body “thinks” it’s pregnant and when faced with a very low calorie diet, the natural response is to pull calories from fat to preserve the baby. But, since no baby is present, the dieter feels fine, loses the appetite and loses the weight as the fat is burned.
The second program is for people who want to lose 15 to 20 pounds and is called the True Fit For Life program. It also involves a nutritious very low calorie diet but he uses appetite suppressants to help curb the appetite and allow the person to feel fine while burning the calories. The medication dose is decreased while the food intake is increased in a prescribed manner which is medically supervised.
To help burn the fat, LipoShots and other proven nutritional aids are recommended. LipoShots are a combination of certain vitamins and amino acids which force the metabolism of fat to be burned, resulting in a burst of energy while losing the weight. In fact, Dr. True stated that these LipoShots are also called “energy shots” because they give one a burst of energy after receiving them.
There are also contributing factors that induce people to become overweight. These include food allergies and hypersensitivities, such as gluten and milk sensitivities. Stress and emotional eating in addition to adrenal fatigue can also contribute compounding factors. These and others were discussed and their treatments are addressed with The True Diet.
Along with medical supervision of his diets, Dr. True has incorporated lifestyle changes that must be maintained in order to do his diet programs. These include simple actions, such as weighing yourself daily, writing a simple food journal, a quick and easy exercise program, and more. If one embraces these during the diet programs and perhaps repeats them until the required weight is off, perhaps they can become habits that can help them keep the weight off permanently.
To reduce one’s weight to a normal weight is considered and anti-aging action. Maintaining a normal weight can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancers, Alzheimer’s and many other medical problems that can shorten one’s lifespan. If you’re overweight this is the first step towards getting fit and healthy for the rest of your life. If you’re interested in doing one of Dr. True’s The True Diet plans, call and make an appointment for a consultation at 817-399-8783.
Dr. True will be holding seminars on other anti-aging topics over the next few months. The schedule is:
1. Losing weight to live healthier and longer, January 10th, 2013
2. Facial rejuvenation for younger looking skin, February 7th, 2013
3. Cosmetic Surgeries to look younger, March 7th, 2013
4. Hormone Vitality for health and a better quality of life, April 3rd, 2013
5. Nutritional aids to boost health and longevity, May 2nd , 2013
All seminars will be at his office at 5203 Heritage Avenue, Colleyville, TX. His office is easily accessed since it is located in the central part of the metroplex, between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is right next to DFW airport, and just south and west of Southlake and Grapevine, and right off of Hwy 121. If you would like to attend a seminar, please RSVP at 817-399-8783.
During the annual conference of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) this April, Dr. True spoke to a crowd of around 400 physicians about his HCG True Diet program. The talk was entitled “The HCG Diet and Lifestyle Changes” and discussed many aspects of his program.
We have a problem, not only in the United States but also worldwide, of an obesity epidemic. The surgeon general now calls this the number one health problem in the U.S. The incidence of obesity is now around 34% and of being overweight around 67%. Moreover, these numbers are increasing every year. Physicians should embrace programs to help their patients to lose weight, but to make sure their program works long term.
There are certain actions that have been shown to help people succeed in not only losing weight but to also keep the weight off. Â Change is necessary to accomplish this. People cannot continue poor life choices that keep the weight on if they want to get the weight off. Dr. True believes that changes are necessary in the metabolism of the patient and in the patients’ lifestyle.
Motivation is the first step, and people tend to persist in losing excess weight if they see success. The HCG Diet with its quick weight loss fulfills this plus it changes the person’s metabolism to help them burn the fat. Next, his program instills proper lifestyle changes, such as proper portion size, knowing calorie contents of foods by making food journals, accountability through daily weightings, regular exercise, and many more.
Since the program is a very low calorie strict diet, nutritional deficiencies could occur. Dr. True has modified the original HCG Diet program to help correct these changes and his patients do fine. His program also requires the patient to see him or his staff regularly, helping to engrain the proper lifestyle changes necessary for success.
The response of the audience was obvious very positive with a flurry of questions asked at the end of the program asking specifics about his program. His HCG True Diet program is obviously one of the best weight loss programs available. In addition, ensuring the patient’s safety through physician monitoring, it is probably one of the safest programs too.
Disclaimer: HCG use in a diet program is considered an Off-Label use of HCG, i.e. FDA has approved of use of HCG but not within a diet program. The True Diet was created by Dr. Robert True and is also considered an Off-Label program.