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Dietary Counselling

Dietary Counseling At The Med Spot: An Individualized Approach To Transforming the Way You Eat

Dietary Counseling At The Med Spot

Dr. Michelle Reyes and her caring Med Spot staff understand that the old-school calorie counting approach to weight isn’t appropriate for everyone. Diets that solve health problems for one individual may not be the right fit or may cause more concerns for another.

At the Med Spot, you will receive a personalized medical analysis of your nutritional needs. Then, you will be guided through a customized weight management program with ongoing dietary counseling.

How Does The Med Spot Approach Dietary Counseling?

Blood Work, Journaling, and Weekly Check-ins

To create your customized nutritional program, The Med Spot may recommend blood analysis to investigate why you’ve been experiencing weight gain or difficulty losing weight. A blood test can also reveal vital information such as kidney function, determining which diet will or won’t work for you.

Part of The Med Spot’s approach to dietary counseling requires you to keep a daily journal. This information will help Dr. Michelle Reyes and The Med Spot team counsel you on new strategies for reaching your goals as you move through this process.

Your dietary counseling will occur at weekly visits, where your weight, blood pressure, and pulse will get checked. Your blood will be periodically re-tested, especially if you take weight management supplements, hormones, or medications prescribed by The Med Spot.

The Med Spot’s Standard Nutritional Approach for Weight Management

Your dietary plan at The Med Spot will feature a diet that is not only concerned with weight but with your overall wellness and energy.

  • Intermittent Fasting: This diet promotes weight loss by limiting the window of time where you take in calories. However, for some patients, it may also increase cellular repair and growth hormone production, improve gene function, and drop insulin levels.

Although great for weight loss, intermittent fasting may not be the right fit for some individuals. If you carry a diagnosis of diabetes, blood sugar issues, or low blood pressure, are pregnant, trying to conceive, or take certain medications, you may be better suited to an alternative diet. Maintaining a diet and nutritional approach that suits your needs is one of the many reasons The Med Spot requires weekly check-ins. A successful weight loss plan aims to improve your health.

  • The Keto Diet: Using the ketogenic diet for weight loss has been a trend in recent years for good reason. This low carbohydrate/high fat plan encourages fat burn for energy, speeds up the metabolism, and stabilizes insulin. Studies have shown that keto can benefit other health problems as well. Due to the way this diet’s nutritional approach functions in the body, the number of calories you consume is less important.

Like intermittent fasting, however, keto isn’t for everyone. In particular, this diet can be very hard on people with kidney problems.

  • HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin): HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It can get given for weight loss management to increase metabolism and fat loss while preventing the reduction in muscle mass that accompanies low-calorie diets. That is key, as the HCG diet mandates only 500 calories a day. However, the HCG hormone reduces the appetite, and most patients lose a pound or two per day following the plan.

Genuine HCG is only available by prescription and must be injected. Due to the low-calorie intake and side effects, this plan is not suitable for some patients.

Why Should You Seek Dietary Counseling At The Med Spot?

The Med Spot is dedicated to promoting health and natural beauty in balance. As such, Dr. Michelle Reyes is just as meticulous about monitoring her client’s health status as she is about helping them achieve their weight and fitness goals. She is well-respected across Calabasas, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, and the greater San Fernando Valley for ensuring that every patient feels as wonderful as they look.

The Med Spot for All Your Aesthetic Needs

To learn how to reach your beauty and wellness goals, schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes or a member of The Med Spot team. Discover all the ways that The Med Spot has earned its reputation for excellence in luxury age management, weight loss, and cosmetic enhancement services.

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