Medical Weight Loss
“As an O.B., I have many women ask me how to lose weight… Dr. Larsen is my answer. Other weight-loss clinics simply write out prescriptions for appetite suppressants but Dr. Larsen provides education, motivation and a nutritionally sound diet and exercise program.”
– Dr. Yamashiro
“The program really is the whole package. After failing on every other diet my family practice doctor referred me to Dr. Larsen. I learned to set realistic goals, break bad habits, make good choices, it was really motivating knowing I had to step on the scale. I used an appetite suppressant for the first 2 months until my body adjusted to the diet change. It has been 3 years and I have not regained the 60 lbs. I lost on the program!”
“Without Dr. Larsen I would have died… My blood pressure and diabetes were out of control. I was so sick…. I am healthier now than I was in my 20’s.”
Dr. Larsen is board certified in obesity medicine. He understands that poor lifestyle and diet increase a person’s risk of many chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, depression and gastrointestinal issues. From 2010 to present day, he has helped many people shed their excess pounds. His clients range from people wanting to lose the stubborn last 10 lbs., to clients needing to lose 250 lbs.
Good nutrition and exercise need to be the first prescription to prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases.
His passion for weight-loss is unwavering. Seeing people decreasing their need for medication and improving their health drives him to further advance his practice of obesity medicine.
You are unique and so is the way you lose weight and keep it off. At SLC Med Spa we understand that losing weight is not simply a matter of will power. Losing weight requires: Knowledge of your unique body.
This is why Dr. Larsen will commence your weight-loss program with an in-depth analysis of your body and chemistry. Dr. Larsen will work with you to set your weight-loss goals and provide you with the education, motivation and medication (if needed) to keep you on track.
During the first month of your transformation, your body undergoes major changes; this is why Dr. Larsen prefers to see his clients weekly.
During Phase One of the diet program you will learn the answers to these questions:
- How is my body metabolizing foods?
- Do I have insulin resistance?
- Is my thyroid functioning correctly?
- Are my stress hormones causing my weight gain?
- Why have other diets failed me, why is this program different?
- How will I overcome binges and overeating?
- What will keep me on track and help me make better choices?
Overview of Phase One
- A new patient assessment with Dr. Larsen.
- Medical testing: Metabolism, EKG, Blood Sugar, Vitals, Cholesterol Panel, Hemoglobin A1C, Hemoglobin, Body composition analysis. Lab work may also be ordered.
- 4 additional appointments to measure weight and body composition (weekly), to keep your weight loss on track.
- Extensive education on how to lose weight and keep it off!
- Daily meal plan, shopping list and recipes.
Yes, appetite suppressants can be great while you are adjusting your diet and forming new habits. And may be prescribed by Dr. Larsen if you have no contraindications and if this is best for you.
“ If I see the scale creeping up a few pounds, I schedule a maintenance visit. Knowing I will be standing on the scale is really motivating”.
You have made it! You have lost the weight. You are feeling great… Now, lets make sure you keep it off! This is what the maintenance program is all about. Visit with Dr. Larsen and the supportive staff at SLC med spa, check your body composition and vitals. Coming in to the clinic once a month is a great way to keep the pounds off!