We are very excited about your interest in our metabolic program. You have potentially made one of the most important health decisions in your life. We offer comprehensive, yet individualized weight management for both men and women. It is important to begin with as few preconceived notions about weight loss as possible. Many traditional approaches are successful in the short run, over a few weeks or months. We are committed to help you make those lifestyle changes which are necessary for long term weight management.
Obesity Medicine is that field of medicine which deals with the evaluation and treatment of the overweight or obese individual. Dr. Huster is board certified in Obesity Medicine and has served on the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is an active member of the Obesity Medicine Association and The Obesity Society. He has lectured both on a regional as well as national basis on the evaluation and treatment of the patient with obesity.
The body mass index (BMI) is the most common way the degree of overweight is described. A BMI from 19-25 is considered normal, a BMI from 25-29 describes the overweight category, and the diagnosis of obesity occurs with a BMI of 30 or above. View your own BMI with this chart from the National Instutes of Health.
Over the last 23 years our weight management program has helped hundreds of patients reach and maintain their goal weight. One of our very successful approaches has been the defined 12 week Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). Using this twelve week plan, the average weight loss for females is 35 pounds, and for males is 50 pounds. By the end of the twelve week program all participants are eating a healthy but filling diet that emphasizes "good" carbohydrates and fats coupled with an adequate protein intake. A commitment to regular exercise is essential for long-term weight maintenance.
We are prescribing the FDA-approved medications for long term weight management Qsymia, Contrave, and Saxenda. We would be happy to discuss them with you and determine if you are a candidate for these exciting new drugs.
Current information on weight management can be found at Medline Plus - Weight Loss and Dieting.