Weight Loss Clinic Toronto
At Weight loss is not only about going down a clothing size or two. It’s about improving your life in dozens of ways. Our weight loss management programs are yielding great results. We tailor to your specific goals., We offer a variety of weight management programs that are all medically supervised programs by our team of trained Physicians and Nurses.
90 Day Weight loss Program with VitalityMD
This intensive medically supervised weight loss program uses a holistic approach to create an individualized program for every client. Clients will have weekly visits to track their progress during the program.
In addition to a diet, and lifestyle program, our team creates a tailored and personalized supplements list, and may use medication to augment weight loss and well-being. Clients leave our program feeling better and more Vital.
Included in the program:
-12 visits (in person or remote)
-Body Compositional Analysis and Comprehensive Assessment at weeks 1, 6, and 12.
-Weekly injections with fat-loss Vitamin Supplements
-Complete blood work panel at start and end of the program
-Program manual and weekly educational content
-Weight loss medication to jump-start your weight loss
Genetic Testing for Weight Loss
Not sure which diet to follow?
……low fat, low carb, keto, vegetarian? Should I take supplements? Is caffeine good for me?
……do I benefit from Omega3 or olive oil? Should I do endurance or high intensity training?
Understanding how your genes can influence your body’s response to diet, nutrition, and exercise. By examining DNA from saliva, a genetic test can provide you with scientifically based personalized recommendations on diet, nutrition, and exercise as well as understanding as to why you may be prone to certain eating behaviours. Studies have shown that using the diet that benefits your DNA lost as much as two times more weight than those not using a diet suited to their DNA.
Genetic testing can help personalize a nutrition and fitness program. If the weight is still not coming off, consider both genetic testing to check your Detox Pathways and a Toxic Core Panel as some patients are genetically predisposed to store toxins (which are obesogens), which make us and keep us fat. Learning how to detoxify, and what chemicals you have stored, can help with weight loss and significantly improve your health long term.
Available Testing (according to what is required)
- Hormone Assessment
- Body Composition Testing
- Gut Health, CDSA and Stool
- Genetic Testing for Weight loss, Detoxification, Methylation, etc
- Organic Acids
- Micronutrients Testing
- Advanced Cardiac Testing (advanced lipid testing, PLAC)
- Omega 3 index
- SIBO Testing
***Not all tests above are included in the weight loss program – additional charges may apply***
What sets VitalityMD’s weight loss program apart from others?
We Understand All the Causes of Weight Gain!!
Weight loss isn’t just about calories in and calories out. It’s about reduced calorie intake, low glycemic index, eliminating toxins like obesogenic (which are chemicals that make us fat), identifying food sensitivities, addressing stress and sleep problems, and hormone balancing which includes, but is not limited to:
Reduced calorie intake
Low Glycemic index
Hormone Balance which includes but not limited to
• Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone
• Growth Hormone
Don’t forget to consider the mind body connection and address your reasons for self-sabotage. You can use visioning to obtain your goals through the use of community and support and incorporating physical activity
VitalityMD has dedicated professionals committed to walking the road with you. During the first consultation, a detailed explanation of the program is given together with emotional and motivational support. Follow up appointments are held every week where we review your diet journal and do weight and measurements. Any questions will be answered, and you will be offered encouragement and support. The beauty of this program is that you are not doing it alone…we are here to motivate you and help you reach your goals and we have seen how this program changes lives by helping one regain confidence.
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Losing weight changes your body. We empower you with knowledge, tools, and strategies to make healthy choices stick for life.
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Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight? What Has Changed?
Your metabolism has changed, and that is why all the old tricks are not working. When you gain belly fat, your metabolism changes. When you have hormonal changes, your metabolism changes. As you age, your metabolism changes. Insulin resistance is one of the main causes.
What is insulin and Insulin Resistance
Insulin’s action plays a role in the body’s metabolism of carbohydrates and fat. Insulin regulates how we use and store glucose and fat. Insulin is the key to letting glucose into the cells to generate the energy required for day to day cellular function. With insulin resistance, the ‘key doesn’t fit into the lock’ and glucose can’t get into the cell. The cells are starved for fuel. So despite having plenty of sugar outside our cells, our cells send a signal to the brain to eat more sugar (NOW!!!) and so, sugar in the blood rises.
Insulin resistance (IR) is a pathological condition in which higher levels of insulin are needed in order for insulin to have its proper effects. Insulin is a growth factor and makes everything grow (including our fat). When insulin is high, it means your metabolism loves to store fat and it prevents lipolysis (the breakdown of fat). We need insulin to be low to allow for the breakdown of fat and fat loss.
Causes of Insulin Resistance:
◉ Visceral fat (Fat around organs or fat in the abdominal area)
◉ Certain Ethnicity (Latino, African American, Native American, or Asian American)
◉ Aging (As we age we become more insulin resistant)
◉ Nutrient deficiencies (Low Mg, Vit. D, B12, increases the risk of IR )
◉ Medications (Antidepressants, antihistamines, steroids, Atypical antipsychotics, BCPs, Beta blockers, etc.)
◉ Metabolic Syndrome is an advanced case of Insulin Resistance.
Insulin Resistance Causes you to have:
◉ sugar cravings
◉ brain fog (have trouble concentrating)
◉ low energy (especially after a carb loaded meal)
◉ increased hunger
◉ mood swings
How do I know if I have it?
◉ Elevated fasting Blood sugar (B.S.)
◉ Elevated Triglycerides (TG)
◉ Low HDL
◉ Elevated BP 135/85
Increased waist circumference ( >35” for women and >40” for men)
Insulin resistance can cause low and high blood sugars. Patients are craving sugars because their cells are starving in the face of plenty. Eventually they will have enough insulin to break down the barricade in which the gates open and allow the glucose in the blood to go into the cells and their sugars drop. This triggers a number of symptoms like, craving sweets, lack of energy, (I need to take a nap) mental fogginess, shakiness and trouble sleeping.
This becomes a vicious cycle. Your cells are screaming eat more carbs and sugar, but all that glucose can’t go into the cells since you have insulin resistance so it gets stored as fat. You are still hungry. Your metabolism slows since the cells aren’t getting the fuel they need so they think you are starving and the body tries to conserve energy. The result is you gain weight despite eating the same amount or less.
Other Symptoms of Insulin resistance
◉ Low interest in eating breakfast in the am.
◉ Brain Fog:
◉ High insulin can cause you to retain sodium and water.
◉ Trouble sleeping
◉ This is due to a drop in blood sugar overnight. Alcohol makes it worse.
Another cause of weight gain is Leptin resistance
What Is Leptin and Leptin Resistance?
Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells that when it binds to receptors in the brain, it tells us to stop eating. The more fat that we have, the larger the signal is to tell us to stop eating. This signalling works well when we eat our ancestral diets. When we stray from this diet by eating carbs, for example, this signalling pathway breaks down, and we can have high leptin levels but the receptors in the brain are resistant, so we keep on eating. Fructose, especially HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) renders the hypothalamus resistant to leptin, so we keep on eating. High TG (triglycerides) blocks leptin from passing the blood brain barrier so leptin can bind to the receptors so you’re hungry.
Eating a low CHO diet (or a low Glycemic Index diet -low GI) will reduce TG and improve leptin sensitivity. Another interesting fact is that leptins from wheat, barley, and rye binds to the leptin receptors in the brain and blocks it; therefore, leptin can’t bind, and it causes leptin resistance so, again you’re hungry. Elevated CRP which is a sign of inflammation and is commonly elevated in obese patients, binds leptin and therefore prevents it binding in the brain to tell us to stop eating. So obese patients are hungry in the face of fuel excess. Doesn’t this seem like a vicious cycle?
The low-calorie diet and low carb diet will improve leptin resistance i.e. increasing leptin sensitivity in the brain and allowing for “the leptin signal” to tell us we are no longer hungry (of course we need to listen). A very low calory diet alone will reduce leptin secretion, which will tell your brain to eat and be hungry. Haven’t we all felt this where you barely eat all day and at the end of the day you start eating and you just can’t stop? That’s Leptin at work.
What Are the Causes of Leptin Resistance?
- HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)
- High Stress
- Eating simple carbs.
- Lack of sleep
- High Insulin
- Hormonal imbalances
- Emotional trauma
At Vitalitymd We offer a personalized program to help you lose weight and be successful
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