Posted by: drcarolgrant | August 27, 2010

Weight loss philosophy.

I would like to share with you the philosophy of the weight loss program I use personally as well as for my patients in my office.  It is called the BeSlim program in the Take Shape for Life program.

The weight loss philosophy comprises six steps.  The six steps to reaching Optimal Health can be remembered easily using the acronym BeSlimTM. The BeSlimTM Philosophy incorporates key behaviors mastered by Take Shape For Life clients who have lost significant amounts of weight and maintained their weight loss for years:

The first weight loss principle in this effective philosophy is eat breakfast.
It’s key for your body to start the day properly! You need high quality fuel — protein and carbohydrates to kick start your metabolism and get and stay in fat burning!  Even if you are “not hungry”, get in the habit of eating breakfast and you will feel hungry which means you are losing weight. 

Exercise is a key component because it increases metabolism, provides greater flexibility and strength, improves bone structure and posture, enhances mental clarity, and strengthens the immune system.

Having a health coach will keep you on track! The program we have in our office gives you access to me but you also have access to the Virtual Clinic and Support In Motion on the web and you can participate on the interactive Nurse, Doctor and Maintenance Calls.  Using a weight loss program with a friend is very helpful as well.

Low fat meals 5-6 times a day means eating frequently, restricting fat intake and controlling portion sizes and total calories.  This is critical for success.  We have lost tract of what a normal portion size is and the food industry is no help with supersizing. 

As your health coach, I will help you create an individual plan to help you navigate through a hostile environment of temptations and nutritional pollution. Your plan is key to adopting an Optimal Health lifestyle.  Every body is different and underlying health issues will have different effects.  Other weight loss plans may not work if these underlying issues are not addressed.

Once you have achieved your healthy weight, you’ll want to stay there. Frequent monitoring is the key. Simply weighing yourself on a regular basis, or trying on a pair of jeans once a week to check how they fit, can literally catch a problem before it gains momentum!

If you would like more information on the weight loss program in my office visit my website at



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