Why Medically Supervised Weight Loss?

  • Comprehensive medical approach that is not available with existing commercial weight loss programs.
  • Lose fat, not muscle. Losing pounds should mean losing fat, but many people on traditional, restricted diets lose muscle not fat, which ultimately causes the regaining of weight.
  • Flexibility. Program can be adjusted, as necessary, to promote more effective weight loss that maintains muscle mass while maximizing fat loss.
  • Physician supervised. Only a medical provider can customize a plan based on your unique metabolism, hormone levels, existing medical conditions and other physical weight loss issues.
  • Keep the weight off. Most weight loss programs are ineffective at generating long-term, sustainable results and end once people have lost weight with no focus on maintenance. Dr. Heuer is committed to helping you lose weight quickly and safely, but most importantly, she is committed to helping you keep the weight off long term.
  • Maintain. Nationally, approximately 95% of people who lose weight on a low calorie regimen gain the weight back within a year. This program emphasizes weight maintenance, behavior modification, education, and long term follow-up.
  • Pharmacotherapy. In some cases lifestyle change is not enough to control one’s weight. Utilizing novel medications can play a very important role in successful weight management.

Why You Can’t Lose Weight… It’s Not Your Fault!

If you are overweight or obese, you are likely suffering from a chemical and hormonal imbalance. The good news is that we can now pinpoint reasons that cause so many people to remain overweight – and actually do something about it. These are the key players we must get into balance so you can successfully achieve that goal, and this time for good!

  • Adiponectin: Your body is too low in this very important fat burning hormone.
  • Ghrelin: This hunger hormone is way too high, you find yourself fighting cravings, and you are unable to reduce your food intake.
  • Insulin resistance: This hormone becomes less effective at lowering your blood sugar, and most of the carbohydrates you consume are stored directly as fat.
  • Cortisol: This stress hormone not only breaks down muscle for energy in excess, but also deposits fat directly in your belly.
  • Leptin resistance: Your brain no longer responds to this satiating hormone, the signal you are full is not generated, and you continue to eat way past what your body requires.
  • Dopamine: You no longer respond to this pleasurable chemical appropriately, and a relentless biochemical drive in your brain tells you to continue eating.