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  • Food Plans
  • Metabolism regulation
  • Appetite management
  • Lifestyle and motivational coaching
  • Science-based activity recommendations
  • …and much more

Our dietitian will create a comprehensive weight loss program tailored just for you.

Initial Patient/Client Meeting:

  1. Briefly define my role in clinic/credentials
  2. Review and discuss
    1. Labs
    2. Lifestyle Questionnaire. {Include section for short and long range goal(s)
  3. Brief overview of carbohydrates and why to reduce/restrict them and benefits
  4. Answer questions and close session

Follow-up Patient/Client Meeting

Review and discuss:

  • Any new labs
  • Weight changes
  • Identify any barriers to success and address
  • Identify benefits of program and what he/she likes most about it thus far
  • Goals, both on-going and any new goals to establish

E-mail for SI Carb Count Manual:

Personalized, healthy eating plan that fits your food style, not a one size fits all diet based on generic calorie levels typically used by diets.

You can start with the Healthy Body Calculator to get your personalized calorie goal based on your physical measurements and activities or you can enter your own calorie target.. After our dietician creates your designed eating plan, you will be able to view food lists from which you can choose foods you like to eat.

Our goal is to help you lose weight and to keep that weight off. We don't believe in fad diets or radical exercise programs because, when you stop those diets and exercise programs, you gain the weight back. We want to educate and assist you in making small gradual changes to your lifestyle that will allow you to change your life forever.

Our simple approach is to take small and gradual steps. Our nutrition counselors will focus on one or two simple ideas to incorporate. This allows all of your focus to be on one or two items instead of being told to count calories every day or to eat perfect every day. After 30 days, the counselor will help you focus on one or two other ideas. It takes 30 days to make a habit. We believe that a focus on one thing at a time makes it easier to adhere to that habit.

We believe that you must make a lifestyle change to make a weight loss program work. Phentermine is used to help jump start that lifestyle change. We are here to educate on the other things necessary to accomplish your goals.

Tips for Success:

  • Always Eat Breakfast
    You must get your metabolism going first thing in the morning. If you wait, your metabolism will run slower.
  • Eat Frequently
    The goal is to eat 6 times a day. Remember 3 meals with 3 snacks daily. Snack bars, shake drinks, and meal replacements are important to this.
  • Don't Starve To Lose Weight
    If you eat less than your daily calorie requirements (see your R.M.R.) your body will sense starvation and slow your metabolism while storing your fat.
  • Plan Meals Ahead Of Time
    Planning your meals will help keep you from eating fast food or junk food. Always have a snack on hand.
  • Drink Plenty Of Water
    If you do not drink enough water, your body will retain the water it already has, and will not flush the fat-burning wastes, slowing your fat burning.
  • Increase Proteins
    When you lose weight, your body loses proteins from your muscles also. So you must increase protein.
  • Commit To Activity
    Activity helps boost your metabolism and burn your body fat. Commit to any type of activity three times a week for at least 30 minutes.

Hey Brian!

Thank you so much for sending me the Carb Counter Booklet. I have a feeling it is going to become my Bible. You were right, I went to the grocery store last night and did read a lot of labels. Some of which I was very surprised at. I do have a question for you (which I am sure there will be many more to come). I have a early lunch. I eat around 11:00 am. Instead of taking my mid-morning snack before lunch could I do my 1st snack around 2:00 pm , 2nd snack when I get home from work around 4:30-5:00 (which is my difficult time), and do my last snack around 8:00-8:30 pm? After eating breakfast I am not really hungry again by mid-morning whereas my worse time is after I get home from work. I really don't have very long of a time frame between breakfast and lunch. Also, in the evenings should I not eat after a certain time?

Thanks again for the booklet. I am sure I will be talking to you again soon.

- Tammy Smith